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Learning Chinese? The changing investment behaviour of foreign institutions in the Chinese stock market Seminar

18:00 - 20:00
27 February 2019
Building 2, Room 3043

Event details

During this seminar, we will first talk about China’s Qualified Institutional Investor (QFII) scheme. The scheme allows foreign institutional investors to invest directly in the domestic securities in China, including the A-share market, which was the only way to invest in equity of a large number of Chinese companies. The QFII program has grown rapidly since its introduction in 2002. The total investment quota has increased from the original $424 million for 10 institutions to 284 approved foreign institutions and a combined quota of $93 billion as of July 2017. In this current study, we analyse preferences of foreign institutional investors in the Chinese stock market in a sample that covers 2003 to 2014. We find foreign investors changed their investment behaviour during the sample period from generic patterns found in much of the world to China-specific patterns. The results suggest that foreign institutions learned to adjust their investment behaviour to account for unique features of the Chinese market. 18:00: Registration, refreshments and networking (by the entrance of Building 2) 18:45: Keynote seminar (in Room 3043) 19:30: Q & A 20:00: Event Close

Speaker information

Dr Peng Wang,Dr Peng Wang joined Southampton Business School in December 2014 as a Lecturer in Financial Management. Prior to the appointment, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Hanken School of Economics in Finland. Dr. Wang completed his PhD in Finance from Hanken School of Economics, he also holds a MSc in Computational Finance from the same university and a Bachelor of Economics from Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin, China. His research has been published in a variety of journals such as Journal of Financial Stability (ABS ranking 3), Emerging Markets Finance & Trade (ABS ranking 2), Managerial Finance and Eurasian Economic Review (ABS ranking 1).

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