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Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor

QFII quota tipped to make up 10 pc of Chinese market

Investment quota under the QFII scheme will jump to 10 per cent of the mainland market's capitalisation in five years from 1.5 per cent now, says ChinaQFII, a Hong Kong firm that helps foreigners invest on the mainland.

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013, 3:23am

Hang Seng soars as mainland rally excites investors

Investors were also excited by the onshore market, which rallied for a third day after a mainland official said Taiwanese institutional investors might have an extra 100 billion yuan (HK$123 billion) added to their quota to invest in the mainland capital market under the qualified foreign institutional investor scheme.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:20am

Bigger QFII quotas unlikely to draw investors

Beijing's expansion of quotas for foreign institutional investors may not be the magic potion that will revive the A-share market, market players have warned.

While the door may be open wider for capital flows from abroad, they questioned whether the equity markets are attractive enough to lure a greater influx.

17 Jan 2013 - 4:19am

China to extend RQFII scheme to Hong Kong

The mainland is expected to extend the renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) scheme to Hong Kong-based financial institutions, the city's de facto central banker said in Beijing yesterday.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

Regulator relaxes rules for foreign investment firms

Who is eligible to be a QFII ?

Under PRC law, a foreign investor must obtain a special licence to become a qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) to invest in China's securities market.

Only certain types of institutions are eligible to apply for QFII qualification with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

28 Nov 2012 - 2:34am

Business Digest, October 19, 2012

Cabinet promises 'reasonable' liquidity

19 Oct 2012 - 3:33am

Top GEAM fund manager quits to start own business

A top China-focused fund manager at GE Asset Management has quit to start his own business in China.

Zhou Ping, who was managing director for Greater China - including the mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan - resigned recently, sources familiar with the matter said.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Move to lift cap on foreign investment

Beijing plans to let select foreign institutions hold up to 30 per cent of a listed company, up from the current 20 per cent, in a move to encourage overseas investment in the beleaguered mainland stock market.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

China to open QFII to more insurers

Beijing plans to boost the number of international insurance companies in Hong Kong that are allowed to invest in the mainland's stock and bond markets, as part of broader initiatives to expand those markets through the qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) scheme.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Foreign investors get a break

China will relax controls on qualified foreign institutional investors (QFIIs) soon, following a decision to nearly triple the amount they can spend.

Regulators plan to scrap the requirement that a QFII invest at least half of its funds in stocks, said two people briefed by government officials about the matter.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

A-share market opens up

The eyes of the investing world are very much focused on Asia as one of the few bright spots offering the prospect of steady returns and above-trend equity gains.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Schroders seeks bigger mainland stocks quota

British fund house Schroders has asked mainland regulators to increase its quota of A-share investment, in a vote of confidence for the mainland economy and its stock market.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland stocks set to see injection of capital

The mainland's sagging stock markets could soon get a shot in the arm when an additional HK$450 billion in overseas capital begins flowing into them. The extra money comes from a big rise in quotas for foreign investors announced this week by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

An article headlined 'Hospital Pension Awaits QFII Quota' published on B3 yesterday incorrectly referred to the Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme as expecting to receive a quota of US$1 billion to invest in mainland stock markets. The article should have said US$100 million.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing fast-tracks opening up of A-share market

Beijing has fast-tracked approvals for foreign institutions' equity investments in the mainland's off-limits A-share market, in an apparent effort to shore up investor confidence.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am