What game is Blackrock playing?

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by themickey, Aug 18, 2021.

  1. themickey


    Lift allocations to China’s markets, BlackRock tells investors
    Steve Johnson Aug 17, 2021

    BlackRock’s research unit has said China should no longer be considered an emerging market and recommends that investors boost their exposure to the country by as much as three times.

    The New York-based investment house’s internal think tank suggested the higher allocations to Chinese stocks and debt as the country’s capital markets have boomed in size and sophistication.

    An investigation into ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing caused it to be pulled from domestic app stores just days after it became the largest US listing by a Chinese company since Alibaba in 2014.

    “China is under-represented in global investors’ portfolios but also, in our view, in global benchmarks,” Wei Li, chief investment strategist at the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII), said in an interview. “It has the second-largest equity market, the second-largest bond market. It should be represented more in portfolios.”

    The bullish call comes during a tumultuous period for Chinese markets. The country’s CSI 300 equity barometer is down 4 per cent this year in US dollar terms, severely trailing the broad MSCI All-World index’s gains of 14 per cent.Regulatory crackdownshave prompted even sharper falls for Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong and other international markets.

    The BII’s recommended allocation to Chinese assets is now “two to three times” that of diversified global portfolios, such as the MSCI All-World index, in which China is currently the third-largest constituent, with a weighting of 4.2 per cent.

    heightened tensions between the US and China.Politicians in both Washington and Beijing have raised objections to Chinese companies listing in New York, exemplifying a growing financial divide.

    “The spheres of influence between the two superpowers are moving apart. In the near term that can lead to market volatility. In the longer term, if you want to get China, you have to go to China,” Mr Li said.

    The BII said in its mid-year outlook published in July that it was “time to treat [China] as an investment destination separate from emerging and developed markets. China’s economy has come through the COVID-19 shock stronger than global peers, just as it did after the global financial crisis.”

    Its recommendations come as BlackRock and other big asset managers are seeking to build businesses in the sprawling country. BlackRock earlier this year received the first approval for a foreign asset manager to launch a wholly-owned mutual fund business in China.
    Investors in Chinese assets have had a bumpy year, with a government clampdown on parts of the private sector causing bouts of tumult.

    Companies in the $US100 billion tutoring industry have been barred from making profits, accepting foreign investment and listing on foreign stock exchanges, slashing the market capitalisation of the three largest US-listed companies by 90 per cent.

    This followed a block on the proposed flotation of financial technology platform Ant Group and an investigation into ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing, which caused it to be pulled from domestic app stores just days after it became the largest US listing by a Chinese company since Alibaba in 2014.

    “Think of this journey as one step forward, half a step back,” said Li, who argued that Chinese assets would deliver “greater long-term returns” and diversification benefits, even if they came with “greater uncertainty”.

    “It’s not about eliminating the risks, it’s about are you being rewarded for the risks? We believe we are being compensated.”

    Financial Times
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  2. themickey


    Meanwhile at ARKK.....

    ".....While she may have her critics, Wood has been ahead of many peers in paring holdings tied to Chinese technology giants amid the nation’s sweeping crackdown on sectors ranging from education to technology.

    The widening regulatory overhaul underway in the world’s second-biggest economy wiped $1 trillion of market value from China shares listed globally last month. The selloff has prompted some fund managers to question their allocations toward Chinese assets."
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  3. themickey


    Lmao, now with a name Wei Li, would that be an American? :)
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  4. xandman


    There are Blackrock alumni with top spots in the Biden Administration. It's not out of the cards that they pull a surprising improvement in US-China business relations.

    On the other hand, we also have the rumblings of war in the Pacific. Either way, Blackrock gets a huge laundering business.
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  5. VicBee


    Why not? ffs you think Americans should all be called Cricket and Rugby ? You've just won the prize for the most racist post of the day, congrats!


    Why should Goldman have all the fun?
  7. vanzandt


    There's not gonna be any friggin' war over Taiwan.
    China knows damn well Taiwan is not Afghanistan in the eye's of U.S. national security.

    Between Taiwan's chips, and protecting the shipping lanes in the S. China Sea, the latter being the most important, Taiwan remains an unsinkable aircraft carrier off the coast of China.

    Any move on Taiwan by the PLA will be met with a war China doesn't want. The U.S., Japan, Australia, NZ, Vietnam, India will not cede control of the S. China Sea to a communist nation. Nor will it cede naval control of the Western Pacific which is another of China's goals.

    In other words... Blackrock is correct.
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  8. zdreg


    "Taiwan remains an unsinkable aircraft carrier off the coast of China."
    Maybe or maybe it is wishful thinking. Didn't they say the same about the Titanic and the Bismarck?
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    Good points , VicBee,on ,'' think Americans should all be called cricket+ rugby?? '' LOL:D:D
    NO sir, that's not racist @ all. That's a pattern, not racist @ all. I like Mandarin Oranges , my banker dad bought Mandarin oranges when we were kids. So we rubber stamp anything Mandarin ?? LOL, get real..........................................................................TALLEY Ho[NOT a racist , or sexist, or anti Fox Network insult.LOL]
  10. zdreg


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