Date: 11 November 2014
International investors have been restricted in terms of their ability to buy A-share listed companies, those companies listed on the Shanghai stock exchange in China, which have previously only been available to domestic investors. The opening of the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect changes this as it allows investors who use the Hong Kong market as a vehicle to invest in the Chinese market (via H-shares) in those companies listed on the Shanghai exchange, via a connect between these two exchanges.
Date: 30 September 2014
During the quarter I attended a conference hosted by Deutsche Bank, travelling to Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, Washington DC, Frankfurt and London where we were given access to senior figures within major central banks and Government treasury departments, the IMF, as well as the major rating agencies, political and strategic think-tanks, the corporate sector and market analysts.