Industry Analysis

QDLP: In search of the holy grail

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After almost a decade-long wait, China’s Qualified Domestic Limited Partner (QDLP) programme is a game-changer for international hedge fund managers

Hubert Tse
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