QDLP: In search of the holy grail
Thu Oct 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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