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China relaxes regulations on QFII and RQFII to boost inbound investment

China's securities regulator said on Thursday that it would relax foreign institution investors’ access to China's capital market by combining two inbound investment schemes, simplifying the vetting process while broadening their investment scope to include derivatives, bond repurchases and private funds.

China will combine the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) scheme and its yuan-denominated sibling, RQFII, two inbound investment scheme and will also lower the threshold for overseas applicants and shorten the approval time, according to draft rules published by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

CSRC said on Thursday it would scrap quantitative criteria for the . . .

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