China chooses the offshore option

China's Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor scheme allows Chinese investors to invest directly in offshore investments. Some observers think that this will boost demand for structured investments linked to overseas assets, but others believe the short-term impact will be negligible. Amanda Lee weighs up the arguments

Deutsche Bank is bullish about the opportunities for structured products in China. According to a report released in April, the bank believes direct sales of both foreign currency denominated and renminbi-denominated structured products in China will grow by between 20% and 30% annually over the next few years.

Following the launch of the Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor (QDII) scheme, Chinese retail banks, insurers, fund management firms and securities houses are now allowed to raise

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