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Updates on Premia FactSet Asia Metaverse and Innovative Technology Index (previously Premia FactSet Asia Innovative Technology Index)
Metaverse has rapidly become a buzzword in the recent year, with significant development in technologies, user base and content around the world. In fact, many of the related Metaverse themes have long been among the sub-sectors covered by the Premia FactSet Asia Innovative Technology Index that our namesake ETF tracks. With the FactSet RBICS technology, it is possible to overcome the constraints and sometimes mislabelling of traditional GICS sector definition, and identify the relevant themes at more granular level including for technology conglomerates with multi-disciplinary functions. As part of the ongoing review, the index was recently updated and renamed as Premia FactSet Asia Metaverse and Innovative Technology Index (AMIT) to better reflect the core elements and spirits of the strategy. In this article we discuss more about the rationales behind the update, and how the strategy captures the innovative technologies and metaverse related opportunities in Asia.
Jun 16, 2022
Metaverse has rapidly become a buzzword in the recent year, with significant development in technologies, user base and content around the world. In fact, many of the related Metaverse themes have long been among the sub-sectors covered by the Premia FactSet Asia Innovative Technology Index that our namesake ETF tracks. With the FactSet RBICS technology, it is possible to overcome the constraints and sometimes mislabelling of traditional GICS sector definition, and identify the relevant themes at more granular level including for technology conglomerates with multi-disciplinary functions. As part of the ongoing review, the index was recently updated and renamed as Premia FactSet Asia Metaverse and Innovative Technology Index (AMIT) to better reflect the core elements and spirits of the strategy. In this article we discuss more about the rationales behind the update, and how the strategy captures the innovative technologies and metaverse related opportunities in Asia.
Jun 16, 2022

Who are the metaverse natives in Asia?
Premia Asia Innovative Technology ETF (AIT) since its inception in 2018, was designed to capture the Asia leaders powering the growth of existing and emerging innovative technologies. Without a doubt, the hottest theme trending now is the Metaverse, as Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced earlier that the company name change and sees the Metaverse as the “successor to the mobile internet”. While this is still an emerging but quickly evolving topic, there are already considerable number of Asia leaders active in the space as emerging metaverse natives. How can investors position for opportunities early in this space?
Dec 7, 2021
Premia Asia Innovative Technology ETF (AIT) since its inception in 2018, was designed to capture the Asia leaders powering the growth of existing and emerging innovative technologies. Without a doubt, the hottest theme trending now is the Metaverse, as Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced earlier that the company name change and sees the Metaverse as the “successor to the mobile internet”. While this is still an emerging but quickly evolving topic, there are already considerable number of Asia leaders active in the space as emerging metaverse natives. How can investors position for opportunities early in this space?
Dec 7, 2021

Configuring for China opportunities – Premia STAR 50 ETF and China New Economy ETF as building blocks in the new normal?
The recent regulatory crackdowns and power suspension in China have unnerved many international investors. How to configure for opportunities under the lens of common prosperity and China’s commitment for carbon neutrality by 2060? In this article, we compare the Premia China STAR50 ETF (3151.HK) and Premia CSI Caixin China New Economy ETF (3173.HK), and discuss why they are useful implementation tools to capture long term opportunities in hardcore technology and strategic new economy sectors under the 14th Five Year Plan.
Oct 12, 2021
The recent regulatory crackdowns and power suspension in China have unnerved many international investors. How to configure for opportunities under the lens of common prosperity and China’s commitment for carbon neutrality by 2060? In this article, we compare the Premia China STAR50 ETF (3151.HK) and Premia CSI Caixin China New Economy ETF (3173.HK), and discuss why they are useful implementation tools to capture long term opportunities in hardcore technology and strategic new economy sectors under the 14th Five Year Plan.
Oct 12, 2021

Where to find growth: Tailwinds from Asia Megatrends, and Playbook to participate in Asia Innovations and Technology-enabled Productivity Growth
We see the need to evolve from conventional geography centric or factor-based asset allocation models to sector and megatrend-minded models to capture secular alpha from structural changes.
Jan 13, 2021
We see the need to evolve from conventional geography centric or factor-based asset allocation models to sector and megatrend-minded models to capture secular alpha from structural changes.
Jan 13, 2021

How do we decipher “Dual Circulation” for our China strategies
The term "dual circulation” is one of the hot searches in China and receives great attention after President Xi first expressed this idea at a top official meeting held earlier this year. He then elaborated further that China’s economic model will be involving an internal circulation developing a substantial domestic market, and an external circulation deepening the international trade. The latest meeting of Communist Party’s Central Committee reinforced this policy will be the core component of the 14th five-year plan for the development between 2021 and 2025.
Nov 4, 2020
The term "dual circulation” is one of the hot searches in China and receives great attention after President Xi first expressed this idea at a top official meeting held earlier this year. He then elaborated further that China’s economic model will be involving an internal circulation developing a substantial domestic market, and an external circulation deepening the international trade. The latest meeting of Communist Party’s Central Committee reinforced this policy will be the core component of the 14th five-year plan for the development between 2021 and 2025.
Nov 4, 2020

Deciphering the Alpha in Asia Innovative Technologies
In crisis times like the current COVID scenario, when many stocks are at multi-year lows and finding opportunities seems to be challenging, our Premia Asia Innovative Technology strategy has proved to be among the most resilient large-cap thematic strategies that has rebounded well above the pre-COVID level with a YTD return of 7.1% (as of 6/12/2020) while also recently hitting an impressive record-high since its inception in August 2018. In this piece, we decipher for you this strategy’s exposures and why it is (more) relevant to investors, particularly post-COVID.
Jun 18, 2020
In crisis times like the current COVID scenario, when many stocks are at multi-year lows and finding opportunities seems to be challenging, our Premia Asia Innovative Technology strategy has proved to be among the most resilient large-cap thematic strategies that has rebounded well above the pre-COVID level with a YTD return of 7.1% (as of 6/12/2020) while also recently hitting an impressive record-high since its inception in August 2018. In this piece, we decipher for you this strategy’s exposures and why it is (more) relevant to investors, particularly post-COVID.
Jun 18, 2020

Asia opportunities turbo-charged by COVID behavioural changes
As cyclical movements would revert and short-term volatility hikes would calm, long-term strategic investors often look out for overarching secular or structural trends. Yet by definition, structural shifts and new innovations often take time. However, there can be catalysts! Witnessing a black swan can be a crisis, but like Winston Churchill advised – let’s not waste a crisis. So where do we look for growth opportunities?
Jun 12, 2020
As cyclical movements would revert and short-term volatility hikes would calm, long-term strategic investors often look out for overarching secular or structural trends. Yet by definition, structural shifts and new innovations often take time. However, there can be catalysts! Witnessing a black swan can be a crisis, but like Winston Churchill advised – let’s not waste a crisis. So where do we look for growth opportunities?
Jun 12, 2020