K&L Gates Program Discusses the Ins and Outs of Global Fundraising for Fund Managers: The Asia-Pacific Region (Part Two of Two)

There are more opportunities and methods to access investment opportunities in the People’s Republic of China than ever before; however, choosing the correct platform to access the Chinese market is key. This and other points were explored in a recent program hosted by K&L Gates, which was moderated by K&L Gates partner C. Todd Gibson and featured partners Natalie R. Boyd, Michelle Moran, Dr. Hilger von Livonius, Choo Lye Tan and Matthew J. Watts. This article, the second in a two-part series, discusses the new Asia Region Funds Passport, the Australian Collective Investment Vehicle, the available means to invest directly in securities in China and ways Asian securities authorities are regulating cryptocurrencies. The first article reviewed pending proposals to streamline cross-border fund marketing in the E.U.; the impact on fundraising of Brexit and the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive; and the challenges of marketing in the Middle East. For additional discussions of fundraising in China, see “New Rule Offers Managers a Way to Raise Capital in China” (Apr. 13, 2017); and “How Private Fund Managers Can Access Investor Capital in Hong Kong and China: An Interview With Mayer Brown’s Robert Woll” (Feb. 23, 2017).

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