The entrepreneurial edge

Martin Currie has steered clear of China's state-controlled entities, opting instead to target the country's management-owned companies. Rachel Wolcott talks to Chris Ruffle, lead manager of Martin Currie's China fund


China has taken the US's mantle as the land of opportunity. Chinese demand for raw materials has driven commodity and energy prices to all-time highs, and businessmen the world over are exploring ways to get rich in this burgeoning market. However, Chris Ruffle, the lead manager of Martin Currie's China Fund, has decided to avoid the large state-owned entities and is instead putting money to work with China's new class of entrepreneurs.

"We do not invest in the big state-owned companies," says

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