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.

Sponsored Profiles

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Mar 16, 2017

Portfolio Manager Davide Cataldo discusses the results of the Pioneer Investments’ survey on liquid alternatives and how investors can be encouraged to increase their allocation.

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Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

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Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.