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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


A New Investment Channel for QFIIs: China ?Permits QFIIs to Invest in Stock Index ?Futures in a Limited Scope

3 June 2011

On 4 May 2011, the China Securities Regulatory Commission officially allowed qualified foreign institutional investors (QFIIs) to trade in stock index futures in China subject to a set of guidelines. The guidelines restrict such trading activities to be solely for hedging purposes, and set trading thresholds based on the investment quota of the QFII. This briefing gives an overview of the guidelines as to how QFIIs may apply to trade in stock index futures and the corresponding investment restrictions.

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