Shanghai’s ambition of establishing itself as the leading financial centre in Asia by 2020 calls for continued deregulation. Panellists in the AsiaHedge roundtable discuss the likely effects of the changing regulatory regime on the evolution of the Chinese hedge fund industry.
Roundtable participants included:
• HENRI ARSLANIAN , Director, Prime Services, Asia-Pacific, UBS, Hong Kong
• COLIN LUNN , Head of Fund Services, Asia-Pacific, UBS Global Asset Management, Hong Kong.
• YING WHITE , Partner & Head of China Practice, Clifford Chance, Beijing
ASIAHEDGE What steps is the Chinese government taking, and what further steps does it need to take to encourage the evolution of Shanghai into an international hedge fund centre in Asia?
ARSLANIAN, UBS: In addition to continuing to open up and develop the Chinese securities market, the Chinese government needs to ensure that the regulatory regime not only regulates the onshore funds industry but also gives comfort to offshore fund managers that want...