Accessing Chinese Insurance Capital

Chinese institutional investors have been playing an increasingly important role in the global investment management industry. However, to date, only a handful of Chinese institutions are able to make allocations to overseas investment funds. Additionally, there is a sizeable amount of insurance funds in China. Recent CIRC regulations governing global investments of the Chinese insurance capital lowered the entry barriers for many of the participants and expanded the eligible asset classes that insurance capital may invest in. This presents an exciting opportunity for international managers looking to raise funds in China.