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KWM Connect: QDII — an offshore perspective

By Richard Mazzochi, Minny Siu and Hayden Flinn

The first issue of KWM Connect looked at the QDII and RQFII schemes — the process by which particular types of foreigners invest in the mainland’s securities market. In this issue, King & Wood Mallesons examines the mirror image of that flow of capital, being mainland institutional investors investing offshore. China’s expenditure on global outbound mergers and acquisitions has grown rapidly since 2006, expanding its presence across the world. The QDII scheme sits alongside that development, allowing a range of mainland institutional investors to trade offshore in a growing array of financial instruments…

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