Japanese investors get first crack at A shares

Nikko Asset Mgmt is launching the first China A-share equities fund for Japanese institutional and private clients.

Japanese investors will get their first opportunity to invest in China's A-share market when Nikko Asset Management launches its Koga Yellow River Fund in February. Nikko AM says it is the first qualified foreign institutional investor to launch an open-ended mainland equities fund denominated in yen but invested in renminbi-based shares.

Nikko has always been active in the Chinese market, introducing Japan's first B-share equities fund 10 years ago, according to a senior official in Tokyo....

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