The AF China Bond 50 Index was CLI’s first product and is the first liquid Chinese mainland bond index to benchmark this $14 trillion market. CLI also has a joint venture partnership with a Hong Kong asset manager for the launch of managed fund products alongside its branded ETFs as active outperformance vehicles. This will allow for the significant growth of higher fee AUM, in an area of strong competitive advantage. 


CLI will launch four ETFs on the NYSE in Q3 2021. These ETFs – on Mainland Bonds, Electric Cars and Blockchain, and with one as a SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) – all focus on Chinese leadership in these sectors. The ETFs are wholly owned by CLI with Asia Financial Index Group acting as the benchmark provider.