As Asia Capital markets open and grow, they offer foreign investors opportunities to diversify their investments. With myriad access schemes and programs, how can foreign investors make sense of these schemes and turn insights into opportunities?
OUR 2018 SERIES
A Greater Gateway to China, Issue 5
Decoding the Full Potential of RQFII
The Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) scheme is one of the five schemes that supports foreign access to China’s capital markets. The challenge then becomes which one to invest through or should it be more than one?
A Greater Gateway to APAC, Issue 4
Stock Connect: Charting a Future Course
Just over three years old, the Stock Connect scheme linking the markets of Hong Kong and China has already emerged as one of the core pillars of international investors’ strategies to access Chinese equities. And with increasing global interest and participation in China’s markets, Stock Connect’s importance looks set to grow.
In 2017, our team covered China’s evolution in the market. We published a three-part series on Hong Kong's future as a fund management center, and wrote on the lure of China’s bond market. We also produced a piece that deep-dives into the Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP).
In case you missed it, you can revisit the issues below.
A Greater Gateway, Issue 1
Hong Kong's Future as a Fund Management Centre
As mainland China moves to relax controls over flows of capital across its borders, Hong Kong’s prime position as a fund management center presents new opportunities for asset managers across the world. Fund managers in Hong Kong providing ETFs based on international indexes are likely to be the biggest winners.
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A Greater Gateway, Issue 2
Mutual Attraction: Hong Kong’s Bright Mutual Fund Future
Despite some short-term issues related to volatility in mainland China, Hong Kong’s position as a gateway to the wealth of the world’s second-largest economy gives its fund management industry massive long-term potential. The city’s mutual fund industry looks set for sustained growth.
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A Greater Gateway, Issue 3
Funds, Fintech and Hong Kong's Future
While the city is bidding to become a fintech hub, asset managers wanting to use it as a base to access the mainland market may need to rapidly consider updating their systems and practices.
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The UCITS of Asia?
A Closer Look at the Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP)
This paper provides an update on the progress of the AFRP and highlights the potential benefits, and challenges faced by global fund managers, who are looking to participate in the scheme.
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Untying China’s Gordian Knot
New Horizons: Up Close With the China Bond Market
The China Onshore Bond Market is now the third largest bond market in the world after the United States and Japan. With China’s further liberalization of its capital market, foreign investment in China Interbank Bond Market (CIBM) is expected to grow as new opportunities start to come to the forefront.