The mainland securities regulator has given approval for asset managers to manufacture funds of funds, and some firms have been working towards this in recent months.
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.
International custodian banks believe China’s qualified domestic institutional investor scheme will continue to bear fruit in the coming year.
Beijing-based fund house Yinhua has rolled out the most unusual arrangement in the QDII fund market to date.
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