The easing measures could favor equities in Hong Kong and the US while insurers still see hurdles in offshore exposure.
Mainland investors are keen to buy more offshore assets, despite a strengthening renminbi, attractive onshore bond yields and fast-rebounding domestic growth, say industry experts.
With a quota increase of up to $10 billion for China's outbound QDII scheme in the offing, in which asset areas could mainland investors see value?
It has yet to pick its external managers, let alone fulfil its QDII quota, AsianInvestor’s Institutional Investment Forum China heard. 'Why?' is a question with broader ramifications.
Now that the quota limits of QFIIs are gone, should Chinese domestic investors expect their overseas investment restrictions to go away as well? Five specialists give their views.
The path to foreign control of domestic Chinese fund businesses isn't smooth, as those now applying for majority share licences are finding out. The US trade war isn't helping either.
UK asset managers are not seizing the opportunities in the world's fastest-growing funds market, frustrating those who have pushed for China to open its doors.
China's new QDII quotas were stingy to lifers and banks, especially, but they could yet benefit more in future now a gradual relaxation of some capital controls appears to have resumed.
Passive fund houses are likely to wait for direct access to China’s mutual fund market, but this entails risks, says a report to be released today by Standard Chartered and Z-Ben Advisors.
Programmes including mutual recognition, Asean CIS, QFII, RQFII and Stock Connect appear to have fallen in favour, while ARFP, QDII, QDLP and QDIE have gained popularity.
The fund house aims to launch a Ucits China bond fund, set up a wholly foreign-owned entity in Shanghai, register for mainland bond market access and gain a QDLP licence. And that's not all.
The weakening renminbi has boosted demand for foreign assets, leading Chinese fund firms – already short of QDII quota – to suspend subscriptions or switch to using Stock Connect.