Securitization in China: issues and progress

Freshfield''s partner Melissa Thomas and PRC legal consultant Ruoying Chen discuss the development of securitization as a financing tool in China.

As the reform and opening of China's financial sector continues, China's bankers and their regulators have become keenly interested in the potential of securitisation as a tool to help achieve their objectives of capital relief, risk transfer and balance sheet optimisation for commercial banks.

The four large state-owned commercial banks are under increased pressure to deal with their massive portfolios of non-performing loans NPLs. The same pressure is weighing heavily on the four asset management companies...

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