QDLP: In search of the holy grail
October 18, 2012
After almost a decade-long wait, China’s Qualified Domestic Limited Partner (QDLP) programme is a game-changer for international hedge fund managers
For the global hedge fund community, China’s Qualified Domestic Limited Partner (QDLP) programme seems nothing short of a game-changer. After almost a decade-long wait, for the first time the programme allows international hedge fund managers to set up shop in the country, undertake renminbi-denominated fundraising from local investors and invest it abroad
Earlier this year, China opened its doors to foreign hedge funds by announcing the Qualified Domestic Limited Partner (QDLP programme). The opportunities thrown up by this landmark initiative, being undertaken by the Shanghai Municipal Government’s Financial Services Office, are tremendous. For global managers it opens up a promising new market and a conduit to tap the Chinese institutional capital, and for the local China hedge fund managers, it provides a platform for gleaning significant skills and knowledge related to hedge fund investing. While at the initial stage, the QDLP market is supposed to be limited, the...
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