13 August 2012
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) issued the Rules on Issues Concerning Implementation of the Measures for Administration of Domestic Securities Investment by Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (the Implementing Rules) on 27 July 2012.
The Implementing Rules:
- lower the track record and assets under management requirements for applicants
- allow QFIIs to invest via more than one securities dealer
- allow QFIIs to invest in the interbank bond market and in private placement bonds issued by small and medium-sized enterprises
- raise the ceiling on the combined stakeholding of QFIIs in any A share company to 30% from 20%