China ETFs surge as offshore investors look to avoid QFII restrictions

Chasing the dragon

Asian dragon

International interest in Chinese equities was at a post-financial crisis low, after the Chinese indexes suffered multi-year slumps making them among the worst performers in Asia. Concurrently, some of the most successful China ETFs in the market were seen as expensive, and though they had seen rapid growth this expense was considered to be hindering them from growing to their potential. This cost was largely due to the shortage of additional Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) quota

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