Apex Fund Services China, Shanghai

China, Shanghai

Yang Zhou,
Managing Director
Email: yang@apexfunds.cn
Tel: Tel: +86 21 5289 5005 Ext 202
Mobile: +86 13916523757

Apex Investment Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Room 2032 Catic Mansion
212 Jiangning Road
Shanghai 200041
China

The time in Shanghai, China is

Yang Zhou, Managing Director of Apex Investment Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Yang joined the Apex Group in 2009 to coordinate the establishment of the China office in Shanghai and played a crucial role in developing the Apex business in China. Prior to joining Apex, Yang held various positions in the Fund administration industry and had also worked in Ireland specializing in long short equity, multi class, segregated portfolio, bond fund . She has over 8 years of work experience in the hedge fund services. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

"Apex is the first wholly foreign owned domestic administrator to set up in China."

Apex opened its office in China in May 2007 and is the first WFOE domestic administrator to set up in the country.

Prior to Apex's arrival fund administration didn't exist in the way the rest of the world understands it. Consequently there is a big learning curve for domestic managers to understand what fund administration is and the benefits it can offer, especially if China is to become a global financial centre.

Change has been dramatic, starting with foreign institutional investors being allowed to trade China listed equities A-Share followed by domestic institutions being allowed to invest in markets outside of China.

This was followed recently by Hong Kong receiving approval as the first and only RMB clearing centre. RMB has been a non convertible currency and is controlled by the State Authority of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) for inward and outward payment out of China. Every transaction is monitored via the banks. Following recent agreements signed with countries like Malta and Ireland, investment in offshore domiciled funds is growing. 

With such rapid pace of development and exciting investment opportunities, Apex offers safety nets to its clients and encourages sound governance, risk management and compliance, especially for domestic managers wanting to setup offshore funds. 

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