Managed funds in China to grow 1,000%

Professionally managed funds will rise from $168 billion to $1.6 trillion by 2010, says analyst.

Independent research group Matrix Services has conducted a survey of China's funds industry that calculates professionally managed assets now total $168 billion, a figure that could rise by a factor of 10 in seven years

The biggest chunk comes from life insurance companies, accounting for $88 billion of assets, with pensions (including pillars one and two of the unified pension scheme and the National Social Security Fund) at $60 billion and the mutual funds business at $20 billion

That compares to an estimated $85 billion in the 'grey' or unregulated funds business, and $225 billion of unregulated direct investment into the capital markets or overseas holders of government bonds, putting the total unregulated sector at...

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