An investor reads a newspaper at a securities company in Beijing in June 2017. The inclusion of Chinese stocks in the MSCI indices is expected to attract at least US$18 billion in foreign capital. Photo: AFP 
Aidan Yao
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Macroscope by Aidan Yao

Why MSCI’s inclusion of A shares should be a clarion call to foreign investors

Aidan Yao says although it may take years for the inclusion of A shares in the MSCI index to generate significant foreign capital inflows, the move is still worthwhile

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An investor reads a newspaper at a securities company in Beijing in June 2017. The inclusion of Chinese stocks in the MSCI indices is expected to attract at least US$18 billion in foreign capital. Photo: AFP 
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Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao is senior emerging Asia economist at AXA Investment Managers. Prior to joining AXA IM, he was a senior financial market analyst at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for two years. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2007, serving as an economist and later senior financial market analyst until late 2011. He holds a master degree in finance (2006) and a bachelor degree in economics and finance (2005) from the University of Otago (NZ). He is also a chartered financial analyst.