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Aberdeen Standard launches China bond fund

China bond fundAberdeen Standard Investments has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled China onshore bond fund to invest in the country’s $10 trillion fixed income market. The firm’s head of Asia Pacific said he hoped to launch an equivalent product for eligible mainland-Chinese investors later this year. “There is already demand for Chinese bonds from global investors because of the relatively attractive yield and low correlation of the market to global peers,” said Craig Macdonald, global head of fixed income. “That demand will increase significantly when Chinese bonds are included in broader market indices.” Aberdeen Standard, which operates a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in Shanghai, recently completed the initial fund offering of its first onshore private fund in mainland China. Formed by a merger last year, Aberdeen Standard Investments had $779 billion under management at the end of December. ©2018 funds global asia

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