China's array of investment fund options is growing, with Man opening a quantitative strategy fund. Others will likely follow, as regulators seek to ease open investing options.
Unsettled issues include greater clarity around ownership and investor protection in the event of disputes with local authorities, though Beijing is making some headway.
Cathay Life and Shin Kong Life have been upping their exposure to emerging market bonds. They and Fubon Life have also generated strong returns from high-dividend stocks.
China Merchant Bank's general manager for its private bank division explains how it differs its services from its big regional rivals, as it seeks to build an international business.
The $125 billion state fund is seeking managers for 15 mandates for its first overseas absolute-return equity portfolios, as it seeks to counter expected volatility in global markets.
Asset owners are reluctant to fund Greenfield infrastructure projects, which will comprise most of China's Belt and Road initiative. But there are some measures to persuade them.