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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