News

Chinese firm gets nod to issue D-shares in Frankfurt

Chinese home appliance maker Qingdao Haier has gained approval from the local authorities for an offshore-listing on the China Europe International Exchange (CEINEX). The company’s stocks were approved to appear on the D-Share Market, a forthcoming initiative that CEINEX will operate as part of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Chen Han, co-chief executive of CEINEX, said the decision by the China Securities Regulatory Commission was “a great encouragement”. He added that CEINEX was in the process of developing the regulatory framework and market infrastructure for the D-Share Market, which is intended to offer European investors the ability to trade shares in Chinese companies in Europe and under European regulations. CEINEX is a joint venture from the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse Group and the China Financial Futures Exchange. ©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

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Optimism versus caution

Oct 23, 2018

The impact of financial technology, developments in Asian passporting and the promise of new markets in Thailand were among the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.

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.