New central securities company to facilitate short selling in China

One of China's leading securities houses sees a bright future for domestic investment banks developing hedge fund-like trading businesses, once securities short-selling is further liberalised on the mainland through the establishment of a central securities financing company. But other bankers in China caution progress may be slow

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James Yang, deputy head of the international business department of Everbright Securities

The establishment of a centralised securities financing company in China will enable Chinese securities companies to develop trading strategies based on short-selling individual stocks, allowing them to execute market-neutral and bearish trading strategies, according to James Yang, deputy head of the international business department of Everbright Securities in Shanghai.

The Chinese authorities have yet to make an official announcement about the establishment of a centralised securities

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