QFII investors may get access to exchange futures in China

SHFE considering allowing foreign institutional investors access to commodities futures contracts through QFII scheme


The Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) is considering offering foreign institutional investors access to its existing eight commodities futures contracts through a qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) scheme that would operate along similar lines to that currently offered on stocks and bonds.

A spokesperson at the SHFE tells Asia Risk that using QFII to include commodities futures was the exchange’s response to “the internationalisation of China’s futures market”. However, the SHFE did

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