Latest RMB investment news

  • Bundesbank eyes small RMB allocation for FX reserves

    Germany's domestic central bank said this week that it would start buying renminbi assets. Andreas Dombret, a member of the board at the Bundesbank, indicated to GlobalRMB that the central bank — like others in the developed markets — would follow the European Central Bank’s small initial allocation to the currency.

    • 19 Jan 2018
  • China to loosen outbound grip in 2018

    With growing demand for overseas investment, Chinese regulators could release new outbound investment quotas in 2018 by rebooting the qualified domestic institutional investor (QDII) programme and launching a two-way ETF Connect with Hong Kong.

    • 05 Jan 2018
  • BlackRock, Fidelity kick off 2018 private fund race

    Foreign asset managers in China have started the New Year in style. Fidelity International launched two funds on January 2, covering onshore equity and fixed income, after receiving its private fund management (PFM) licence last May. The move came less than a week after BlackRock got the regulatory green light for its own PFM licence.

    • 04 Jan 2018
  • RMB round-up: China, UK plan Bond Connect, Hong Kong signs BRI agreement, Man Group launches first PFM fund

    British and Chinese officials consider launching a bond link between the two countries, Hong Kong and National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) sign agreement to promote the city’s participation in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and Man Group sets up the first fund under its private fund management (PFM) licence.

    • 15 Dec 2017
  • Banks rub hands on ‘crazy’ Bond Connect demand

    Demand from international investors to participate in Bond Connect is strong – with Ireland and Luxembourg-registered funds set to be the next group to join in once real-time delivery versus payment is introduced later this year, two bankers told the IFLR Asia Capital Markets Forum on Tuesday.

    • 29 Nov 2017
  • Market expects Connect for exchange bonds and RQFII reboot

    The Chinese regulators are planning to expand Bond Connect to cover exchange traded bonds, and are mulling changes to older access channels such as the qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) scheme, according to market participants.

    • 29 Nov 2017
  • The week in renminbi: Shenzhen Connect breaks northbound turnover record, BlackRock eyes long term opportunities with Belt and Road, UOB opens new branch in China

    Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect northbound trading hits new high, BlackRock strategist says Belt and Road will bring about new opportunities in Asia for long term investors, and United Overseas Bank (UOB) opens a new branch in Kunming, Yunnan province.

    • 27 Nov 2017
  • BRI opens up ABS opportunities, say experts

    As the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) opens up investment opportunities in emerging markets, it also exposes participants to high credit risks. But instead of seeking insurance coverage, some bankers are turning to securitization for an answer — a move that can lower risk and accelerate return on capital.

    • 27 Sep 2017
  • The Buy Side: Investec finds value in Panda bonds

    Panda bonds issued by non-red chip foreign names are being snubbed by Chinese investors with a home bias – an opportunity international investors should not overlook, Wilfred Wee, portfolio manager at Investec Asset Management, told GlobalRMB in a wide-ranging interview.

    • 25 Sep 2017
  • The Buy Side: Sweden’s Andra still bullish on A-shares

    In this new column, GlobalRMB will be speaking to investors from around the world about their views on RMB assets. In the first instalment, Swedish pension fund Andra speaks about its long-standing commitment to China’s equity market.

    • 19 Sep 2017

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 28.62
2 CITIC Securities 21.06
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.72
4 China Merchants Bank Co 9.18
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.56

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 12-Jan-18 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) Japan 1,000
2 12-Jan-18 Mizuho Bank Japan 300
3 10-Jan-18 Daimler Germany 3,000
4 22-Nov-17 Province of British Columbia Canada 1,000
5 15-Nov-17 Daimler Germany 4,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 55.56
2 CLSA 22.22
2 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) 22.22

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 17-Jan-18 IL&FS Transportation Networks India 100
2 10-Jan-18 IL&FS Transportation Networks India 900
3 08-Jan-18 Westpac Australia 500
4 30-Nov-17 Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China (MoF) China 7,000
5 15-Nov-17 Bank of China Paris Branch (BOC Paris) China 1,000