Nearly 60% of global institutional investors willing to invest more in China

09:53, April 14, 2010      

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China will see most investment growth from global institutional investors, according to a recent survey conducted by Fidelity International and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Fidelity International expects that massive funds will flow into China in 2010.

The survey covered 109 mutual funds, pension funds, insurers and investment banks worldwide. In 2010, institutional investors' are expected to increase their allocation to Asian asset classes in the hope of better returns and improved diversification.

58 percent of institutions surveyed say that they will invest more in China this year, and 63 percent say that they will invest in the stock market. Most of the financial institutions noted that the Asian market involves more risks than EU and U.S. markets, but will also contribute more returns.

As for China's A-share market, transparency and the quality of regulatory infrastructure are among institutional investors' top concerns.

Zhan Long, head of Fidelity China, noted that the majority of those surveyed believed that returns will be greater across all asset classes in Asia than with equivalent investments in Western markets, "reflecting a great transition of views of major European and Asian pension funds and other institutions."

According to Fidelity International, 57 percent of European institutional investors and 62 percent of Asian institutional investors name China as their top choice for funds allocation.

By People's Daily Online


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