Malaysians bet on a China recovery

CIMB-Principal launches a structured fund that aims to time a China recovery.

New structured product issuance has fallen off a cliff since the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked protests by disgruntled retail investors in Hong Kong and Singapore last year, but Malaysian investors, who escaped the worst losses, still have appetite for new products.

Tapping into this demand, CIMB-Principal has started marketing a five-year structured fund that offers punters the opportunity to profit from a recovery in Chinese stocks. Investors who buy the product are, in effect, making a...

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