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Seizing the China opportunity

China: active opportunities

China is on course to be the world’s largest economy by 2030, which could be the most transformative development in financial markets in the coming decade.
In our view it is the right time to get one step ahead of this opportunity – by investing actively with the right partner to help you navigate a changing market.

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China – the investment opportunity

Already the world’s second-largest economy, China is set to become the biggest global economy by 2030. Reforms are shifting its focus to high-value sectors such as robotics, biotech and tourism.

Given the scale of the opportunity, we think investors’ current allocations to China underrepresent the potential rewards – and we expect investors to increase their exposure steadily.

As more investors look to China, “buying the index” may not provide the right kind of access, since China is widely underrepresented in benchmark indices. An active, selective approach may provide better exposure.

China’s markets have been volatile, though their institutionalisation and transparency are improving. Yet it’s still an unfamiliar market, emphasising the need to invest with conviction – and the right partner.

Investing with conviction and the right partner

Allianz Global Investors has more than 25 years of experience investing in Chinese equities.

With our Shanghai office and strong presence throughout the region, we are well-positioned to conduct in-depth research, meet with management teams and understand the regional context.

China A-shares:
7 key facts investors need to know

Once largely out of reach to foreign investors, China’s stockmarkets have opened up, attracting USD 146 billion of investor capital in the last six years through the Stock Connect programme alone. China A‑shares have grown increasingly accessible, and they give investors more direct access to China’s compelling growth story.

Source: Wind as at 28/04/2020.

China’s equity market is large and deep

China’s equity market is large and deep

Source for market-cap size: Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, European Central Bank as at 29/02/2020.

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