GF International Asset Management (UK), the European arm of China’s GF Fund Management, has launched a Chinese A-Share exchange-traded fund (ETF).

The new ETF, named GF International-FTSE China A UCITS ETF, is listed on the London Stock Exchange and tracks the FTSE China A index that offers investors exposure to A-shares.

The new vehicle is the first investment product introduced by a Chinese asset manager based in Europe. It wll offer investors access to large as well as mid-cap equities on the Shanghai and Shenzen stock exchanges in China using the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) scheme.

GF International CEO Miller Guo said: "China is the world's second largest capital market and offers international investors rich opportunities. The first GF International ETF is a sound, transparent way to access those opportunities across a wide range of industry sectors in China."

The fund’s investment management and distribution will be overseen by GF International.