The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia), in particular, is likely to deepen its reach, having already boosted its A-share holdings in the first half of the year.
From November, investors under China's Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) scheme will be allowed to trade commodity futures, commodity options and stock index options.
Experts expect China's first margin financing and securities borrowing deals under the expanded QFII scheme to support more short positions and support foreign capital inflow.
The country's latest plan to merge the two foreign investment schemes could raise protective instruments and demonstrates its commitment to opening up, say observers.
China has scrapped the quota of its two leading inbound investment programmes, but the move appears unlikely to give its onshore capital markets a shot in the arm.
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.
AsianInvestor's sister publication FinanceAsia gained a set of market reactions about the decision of China's authorities to end the limits on qualified foreign institutional investors.
The country's elimination of limits on qualified foreign institutional investor and RQFII investments is welcome and could help encourage better governance and transparency.
Foreign investors warmly received news of the planned merger, and anticipate that Beijing will make more efforts to broaden market access and enhance inbound investments.
The country's regulatory authorities could lift restrictions on repatriation of capital from qualified foreign institutional investor investments, offering new investment opportunities.
Investors look set to use the Chinese cross-border scheme for some years yet. It still offers certain advantages over Stock Connect, including lower trading costs, say fund executives.
International fund houses have received further clarity on investments into China's interbank bond market, say sources, but central banks remain the biggest drivers of fast-rising inflows.