Foreign investors have been investing in China since the early 2000s to take advantage of China’s economic growth and increasingly available assets and derivatives. This report outlines the key aspects of the market that foreign investors investing in China should understand, including the overall market trends, important asset classes, regulators, regulations, technology and connectivity in China.
The Asian financial markets today are attracting an unprecedented level of interest from Western firms, particularly now that those markets have become more accessible than ever before.
As Australia continues to be an important player in the global economy, especially regarding its relationship with China, the market should continue to grow over the next few years both in terms of the economy itself and the financial markets. Australia’s capital market is one of the more attractive in the region as there is a diverse selection of asset classes and financial derivatives available for trading with relatively lower costs and regulation. From a technological perspective, colocation and central clearing will continue to reshape trading in Australia.
In the coming years Japan will face strong competition from other Asia-Pacific capital markets in attracting global traders, but currently it already offers a compelling package: its capital markets are among the biggest in the world, up-to-date infrastructure is in place and two main stakeholders, the government and JPX, have set their minds to continuously make the country more welcoming to traders from abroad.