China’s Policy Response to Market Turbulence: What It Means for Fund Managers

October 01, 2015

News of the volatile Chinese stock market has dominated international headlines over the past couple of months, and the spotlight has been on the Chinese authorities’ reaction to these developments. Their wide-reaching policy response has implications for fund managers both inside and outside of China.

Until the recent market turbulence, China’s stock markets had been inclined towards increased liberalization, with foreign investors being given access via Stock Connect, and greater numbers of investors gaining access to both futures and shorts. The prospect of being able to run long-short strategies within China or to hedge Chinese equity exposure cost-effectively appeared on the horizon.

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