East Capital, a Sweden-based emerging markets specialist, has unveiled a new Luxembourg registered China A-Shares Fund under the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) programme.

The East Capital A-Shares Fund will be managed by partner and co-founder Karine Hirn out of the firm’s Stockholm HQ and Hong Kong.

The fund will invest in Renminbi-denominated A-shares listed on China’s mainland stock exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

The new fund will enable the firm to tap the changing investment landscape in China and has been launched amid an expected re-rating of the Chinese market, which will be propelled by reforms in the China’s financial sector.

Hirn said: "The A-Share market offers deeper and broader exposure to the changing dynamics in the Chinese economy and to emerging domestic themes including for instance China’s continued urbanisation, the development of its healthcare sector and the increase in domestic consumption of consumer goods on the back of rising incomes.

"With valuations in China currently trading at historically low levels and the pace of growth likely to remain higher than in other major economies, the return potential offered by the A-Shares market is significant," he added.

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