China Report 2016

Despite improved accessibility, managers of China funds are still wary of investing on the mainland. George Mitton reports.

Managers of Chinese equities draw a distinction between the old and the new China, but this dichotomy is simplistic, finds George Mitton.

JP Morgan Asset Management says it has gained the first wholly foreign-owned entity (WFOE) licence that permits fund management in mainland China. George Mitton talks to the firm’s Asia-Pacific chief executive.

China has one of the most under-represented and under-serviced financial markets. Yet beneath the veneer of abundant treasures, the ‘China opportunity’ remains contentious. TF Cheng, head of Greater China business, BNP Paribas Investment Partners asks, is it hype or reality?

China’s bond market is on track, some say, to be the world’s biggest, but concerns about systemic risk dissuade foreign investors. George Mitton reports.

The Chinese authorities are planning significant, potentially market-moving reforms to the country’s retirement savings system, says Qiumei Yang of ICI Global.

Our panel of China experts discussed financial technology, policy flip-flops in Beijing and whether MSCI should include A-shares in its Emerging Markets index. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.

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