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Other Voices: No better time than the present to build your hedge funds brand in China

Monday, January 14, 2013

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Bartt Kellermann
This article was authored by by Bartt Kellermann of Global Capital Acquisition, a hedge fund consulting company based in New York City.

"It's going to happen!" - that was the refrain at the recent hedge fund event in Shanghai titled "International Hedge Funds and Direct Investments in China" hosted by the Hedge Fund Association (HFA) and Bloomberg. Of course, that refrain has been heard before at financial events around the world, but it is increasing in volume and frequency because of several factors articulated here in Shanghai on Saturday, January 5th. (Yes, Saturday! Because of a three-day holiday January 1st, 2nd and 3rd, the Chinese Government needs to make up for those lost days so for the next eight straight days business will keep going).

On hand to address the packed house of local financial industry executives were three well chosen panelists, Kenny Li of KKM, Dr. Pang Yang of the Shanghai Alliance, and Kevin T. Carter of Baochuan Capital Management, LLC. All had direct experience in working with the QFII and understanding the plans for QDLP.

Yang Pang, who’s company "bridges the gap" between Chinese and overseas financial markets provided a very solid set of reasons for the opening up of markets.

1) Chinese markets have been reforming for past 10 years and continue to reform (converting state enterprising into public companies); 2) Improvements i......................

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