China : 10,000 Funds closed in crackdown on runaway Fund Managers
Tue Aug 02 2016
Austin Collins (184 articles)
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China : 10,000 Funds closed in crackdown on runaway Fund Managers

China’s funds regulator said on Monday it has canceled the licenses of over 10,000 funds, amid a crackdown on the country’s poorly regulated fund management sector, which has been dogged by runaway managers and misappropriation of investments.

The move comes after the hedge fund industry was thrown into disarray earlier this year as managers rushed to comply with stringent new rules.

“Some funds registered in reality had no intention of getting into the business,” the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) said in a note posted on their official website.

“Some engaged in illegal fundraising for illegal and criminal activities under the guise of funds, cheating the public,” the note added.

New rules introduced by AMAC that took effect in July require fund managers to fully disclose their investment risks, review the identities of investors, and set up special accounts to manage capital.


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Austin Collins

Austin Collins

Austin Collins is our Europe, Asia, & Middle East Correspondent. He covers news related to Stock Market. In past he has worked for many prestigious news & media organizations. He is based in Dubai