Rayliant debuts the world’s first China active equity ETF
California, USA, January 20, 2021 /Xinwengao.com/ – Rayliant launched the world’s first active China equities ETF on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) on December 31, 2020. The Rayliant Quantamental China Equity ETF (Ticker: RAYC) is targeted at U.S. investors seeking long-term capital appreciation in China. Unlike passive ETFs, which track an index, Rayliant’s active strategy is designed to capture long-term excess returns in the world’s second-largest economy.
“Rayliant’s China ETF signals the next generation of China ETF investing,” said Jason Hsu, PhD, Rayliant’s Founder and CIO. “Until now, U.S. investors have been limited to passive or thematic China ETFs. In a market where retail trading accounts for more than 80% of overall volume*, China is one of the few major markets where we believe active management can consistently deliver outsized returns. Our RAYC gives U.S. investors opportunities to outperform the mainland China equity market.”
RAYC employs a systematic approach that seeks to exploit mispricing in Chinese stocks. The strategy is localized to China, applying specialized data and models capturing features that make Chinese markets unique, including novel aspects of China’s accounting, regulations, market structure, state ownership, and investor behavior.
“As active management in the ETF industry continues its remarkable growth, the NYSE is excited to support Rayliant in its launch of the first China equity actively managed ETF,” said Douglas Yones, Head of Exchange Traded Products, NYSE. “With the RAYC ETF, Rayliant extends the benefits of active management to all investors, continuing to further democratize international investing for everyone.”
*Source: Rayliant Research as of 30 June 2020.
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