Latest RMB investment news

  • HK-based A-shares funds to get boost from RQFII injection

    The People’s Bank of China nearly doubled Hong Kong’s renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) quotas on June 5. Market participants say the move will meet growing demand for RMB assets following MSCI’s inclusion of A-shares.

    • 05 Jul 2017
  • Market reactions round-up: MSCI A-shares decision

    MSCI opened the door to A-shares in a landmark moment for China's reform and renminbi internationalisation agenda. Regulators, investors and analysts widely welcomed the decision, with many underlining that while initial impact of the inclusion may be limited, the first step has been taken to a rebalancing of global portfolios towards RMB assets.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • Markets not holding breath over A-shares inclusion

    The fate of Chinese A-shares in the MSCI emerging market index will be known on June 21 at about 4.30am Hong Kong time. While the likelihood of inclusion has gone up after MSCI’s latest consultation paper from March, experts are not expecting sizable capital inflows into Chinese equities to follow.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • Southbound Bond Connect unlikely before 2019, says HKEX

    Bond Connect will only provide northbound trading for the next few years, Charles Li, chief executive of the Hong Kong Exchange, has said.

    • 08 Jun 2017
  • Bond Connect spurs debate around hedging tools

    The upcoming Bond Connect could open up more hedging tools beyond FX for investors in RMB-denominated assets. However, experts warn the additional scheme will create fresh issues for investors that have already accessed China via older systems — unless the regulators take further harmonisation steps.

    • 24 May 2017
  • The lowdown: Bond Connect

    After two years of chatter and rumour, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) made the widely anticipated announcement on May 16 to confirm the launch of Bond Connect. Here's is GlobalRMB's guide to the new initiative.

    • 18 May 2017
  • QDII to return as capital controls ease, say StanChart and Z-Ben

    As capital outflows subside, Chinese regulators could reopen two important channels of outbound investment this year, according to the new report from Standard Chartered and Z-Ben Advisors.

    • 28 Apr 2017
  • Competition heats up among foreign asset managers in China

    The increasing competition between foreign asset managers in China is creating new winners and losers, though JP Morgan managed to hold on to the top spot for the second year running, according to a report by Z-Ben Advisors. The survey also shows that Asian asset managers are lagging behind their European and North American peers.

    • 25 Apr 2017
  • MSCI: Between BlackRock and a hard place

    With the world’s largest asset manager saying it backs the inclusion of A-shares in MSCI indices, the result now looks inevitable. However, the result is likely to be high on symbolism and little else and highlights the challenge for firms as they balance the demand for China exposure with the need to keep their integrity intact.

    • 24 Apr 2017
  • Banks beef up Connect multi-broker platforms amid growing demand

    Stock Connect investors are demanding a multi-broker delivery versus payment (DVP) solution to limit counterparty risk issues that have thrown up by the different settlement cycles, Cindy Chen, country head of securities services at Citi, told GlobalRMB. Brokers are lining up to the join platforms despite the competitive challenges.

    • 19 Apr 2017

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 CITIC Securities 27.31
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 16.81
3 China Merchants Bank Co 13.66
3 Bank of China (BOC) 13.66
5 Everbright Securities 10.50

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 21-Jul-17 Maybank Malaysia 1,000
2 20-Jul-17 Longfor Properties China 2,000
3 10-Jul-17 China Jinmao Holdings China 2,500
4 07-Jul-17 China Everbright Holdings China 2,500
5 23-Jun-17 Bank of China Group Investment China 1,500

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 JP Morgan 49.70
2 Barclays 10.06
2 Citi 10.06
2 HSBC 10.06
2 Bank of China (BOC) 10.06

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 01-Jun-17 Ocean Wealth (Parent: China Orient Asset Management) China 632
2 11-Apr-17 Bank of China Johannesburg Branch (BOC Johannesburg) China 1,500
3 22-Feb-17 Ocean Wealth (Parent: China Orient Asset Management) China 850
4 28-Nov-16 Loncin Holdings China 800
5 04-Nov-16 China Nuclear Engineering Group China 1,500