Magazine issues»Autumn 2013

RaindropsSmall quotas for the Chinese A-shares market, a short time to use them up, and tax uncertainty have left investors out in the rain. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the qualified foreign institutional investor programme, which has doubled in size.

Derilict buildingsReal estate investments are at the core of many wealth management products, which have been identified as a source of systemic risk to the financial sector in China. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the shadow banking sector and the reforms the government is taking.

Peng ChoyHarvest Global Investments should become a global brand, says its chief executive Peng Wah Choy. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds out more about his plans to co-brand funds it sub-advises for Deutsche Bank.

BirdcageThe increasingly unpopular internet censorship in China is a major obstacle for those with a global social media strategy because the world’s largest networking sites remain blocked. Stefanie Eschenbacher investigates.

LombardoPioneer Investments argued the case for a ‘renaissance of risk’ at its annual client investment conference, where Funds Europe was the media partner.

Smoking manHighly concentrated sales rapidly inflate the assets of a few funds, causing capacity issues and concentration risks. Jag Alexeyev at Strategic Insight says this could cause significant shifts in investment cycles in the not too distant future.

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