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China Strategy: Navigating VIE and ADR Risks

China prohibits foreign investments in certain industries. Variable Interest Entity (VIE) is a popular business structure that Chinese corporates use to accommodate foreign capital in those restricted industries. But what are the various risks of VIE structures and Chinese ADRs (American Depositary Receipts)? And what are our recommendations for investors?




Chinese regulators have recently vowed to tighten regulations on American Depositary Receipt (ADR) listings, most of which are in VIE structures. At the same time, US regulators are likely to delist Chinese ADRs after three years of non-compliance with the accounting standards set by the PCAOB, unless China and US reach a resolution before the deadline. What are the implications and what does this mean for investors?

Find out more in this episode with Mark Matthews, Head of Research Asia and Richard Tang, Head of Research Hong Kong and China Strategist.

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Beyond Markets Podcast Episode 28: China Strategy: Navigating VIE and ADR Risks


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  • Beyond Markets

    Beyond Markets by Julius Baer is a series featuring conversations with experts to share recent market developments, key insights, and strategic inputs from around the globe. In each episode, we cut through the noise to offer practical advice and macro research on today’s shifting economic and market landscape.

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