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Aberdeen Standard raises money for onshore China fund

Great_wall_of_ChinaAberdeen Standard Investments has completed the initial fund offering of its first onshore private fund in mainland China. The fund, which invests in a portfolio of 30 mainland-listed equities, is managed by the investment team of the company’s Shanghai-based wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE). “We received a strong vote of confidence and support from eligible investors and distributors as we marketed our first onshore private fund,” said Amy Wang, head of China at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Aberdeen Standard’s WFOE gained a licence to operate as a private securities investment fund manager from the Asset Management Association of China at the end of 2017. The new China A-share fund is available to high-net-worth and institutional investors. ©2018 funds global asia

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Operational challenges

Jun 09, 2018

Caroline Higgins of Northern Trust tells George Mitton about A-share inclusion, ETF Connect and why Cayman funds predominate in the region.

INTERVIEW: Making a name

Apr 18, 2018

Formed by a merger in 2012, Old Mutual Global Investors was little-known in Asia. Carol Wong, managing director for Asia-Pacific, is changing that. She talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: a long-term project

Jun 09, 2018

Our panel discussed robo-advisers, ETF Connect, and why the mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme will take time to develop. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Small nation, big ambitions

Apr 18, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discussed fund passporting, robo-advisers and the potential of a new investment structure, the S-Vacc. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.