Axa IM fund taps into Chinese equities

Chinese equitiesAxa Investment Managers has set up a fund designed to give European investors access to Chinese equities. Domiciled in Luxembourg, the fund will invest in A-Shares listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges and traded via Hong Kong Stock Connect, a collaboration between the three cities’ stock exchanges. The strategy, managed by William Chuang using a fundamental bottom-up approach, also invests in H-shares listed in Hong Kong as well as Chinese companies that are listed globally. According to Cheung, who is based in Hong Kong, the Chinese equity market offers a diverse set of opportunities for investors. “There are plenty of high-quality companies which are benefitting from structural growth drivers including rising consumption, technology innovation and shifting demographics,” he said. Named the Axa WF Framlington All China Evolving Trends Fund, the strategy is currently available to professional and retail investors in thirteen European countries. The firm has also hired Natalia Mu as an investment specialist to provide additional expertise in the region and work closely alongside Chuang. ©2020 funds global asia

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