Nasdaq Global Indexes closely monitors the Asia-Pacific region of the world, as it is primed for growth in ETFs and other new product opportunities for investors. By teaming with respected, innovative partners, Nasdaq has been instrumental in breaking down barriers and opening new investment pipelines across the region. 

Tracking the Growth of Leveraged & Inverse ETFs in Asia

Rob Hughes Discusses Levered Products on Bloomberg Markets Asia.

Robert Hughes, vice president and head of index and advisor solutions at Nasdaq Global Indexes, discusses Asia's leveraged and inverse products. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." Watch the full video here.

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Breaking New Ground

Nasdaq Global Indexes was selected as the index behind China's first cross-border ETF, the Guotai Nasdaq-100 Exchange Traded Fund, marking the first time individual investors in China gained access to U.S. securities. 

Other outstanding Nasdaq-100 products: 

  • GF Funds Nasdaq-100 ETF
  • Motilal Oswal MOSt Shares Nasdaq-100 ETF
  • Nomura Nasdaq-100 ETF - Japan 
  • MOSt Shares Nasdaq-100 ETF - India 
  • Mirae TIGER Nasdaq-100 ETF - Korea 
  • Fubon NASDAQ-100 -1X Inverse Index ETF - Taiwan

Featured ETFs

  • GF Funds Nasdaq-100 ETF 
  • Motilal Oswal MOSt Shares Nasdaq-100 
  • Betashares Global Banks Companies ETF - Currency Hedged 
  • iShares Nasdaq-100 Index ETF-HK 
  • Betashares Global Agriculture Companies ETF - Currency Hedged 
  • Betashares Global Gold Miners Companies ETF - Currency Hedged 
  • Fubon NASDAQ-100 ETF 
  • BetaShares Global Energy Companies ETF - Currency Hedged 
  • ChinaAMC Direxion NASDAQ-100 Daily (-1x) Inverse 
  • ChinaAMC Direxion NASDAQ-100 Daily (2x) Leveraged
  • BMO Asia High Dividend ETF

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Nasdaq Global Information Services Head of Index & Advisor Solutions Rob Hughes (center) and Head of GIS Marketing Branden Jones (2nd from left) meet with Taiwan Stock Exchange Chairman Dr. Jun-ji Shih (2nd from right) along with delegates from the TWSE at a meeting prior to the ETF Forum. 

April 2017 - As the economy across Asia continues to expand, it is presenting opportunities for investors there to access additional investment products such as ETFs. Nasdaq recently conducted a joint event in partnership with the Taiwan Stock Exchange to highlight ETFs, the first such joint venture between Nasdaq and another exchange in Asia. The global ETF market continues to grow and now is valued at $3.5 trillion, and there are over 300 ETFs tracking Nasdaq Global Indexes in 20 countries worldwide. 

Rob Hughes, vice president and head of index and advisor solutions at Nasdaq Global Information Services talked about global and local ETF trends, and the use of the Nasdaq-100 Index to access to the U.S. markets and smart beta as a way to differentiate ETF investments. 

Over 170 attendees from major asset management firms, including UBS and Yuanta, attended and opening remarks were given by Taiwan’s finance general. 

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