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CHINA ROUNDTABLE: Hoping for distress

As President Xi Jinping steps up his deleveraging efforts in China, the real estate industry is expecting distressed investment opportunities to become more pronounced by the year end.

China’s distressed buying window may not be a façade this time

As deleveraging efforts ramp up in China, hopes grow once more for distressed sales.

China’s Union Life eyeing Europe investment debut

After investing around $600 million in US real estate, the Chinese life insurer is actively working on investment opportunities in Europe.

What we know (and don’t know) about HNA’s $1.5bn PE fund

The embattled Chinese conglomerate is said to be launching a fund to target real estate and other overseas investments, raising questions about potential investors and strategy.

Don’t expect China’s overseas sales to be a distressed deal windfall

The orderly restructuring of HNA’s and Anbang’s overseas assets means buying opportunities for the private real estate industry may not be as big as anticipated.

Penalty time for overstepping Chinese insurers

Local regulators have taken harsh action against Chinese investors that have failed to toe the line on cross-border investments. There could be repercussions for their real estate holdings

China’s Anbang Insurance taken under regulatory control for one year

A special committee led by the Chinese Insurance Regulatory Commission has taken control of the operations of Anbang Insurance for one year.

More regulatory turbulence strikes Chinese outbound investors

The country’s latest regulatory blow, targeting offshore subsidiaries of Chinese companies, is a clear signal that restrictions on outbound investment are intensifying.

LOOK AHEAD 2018: Capital controls to shape Chinese outbound investment in 2018

As regulatory curbs on both onshore and offshore Chinese entities continue, investors would have to adjust their outbound investment strategies in the coming year, according to Henry Chin, head of research for Asia Pacific at property consultancy CBRE.

Chinese institutional investors and HNWIs to up alternatives exposure

Chinese pensions are expected to make a push into alternatives with a 6% allocation by 2030, according to a report by Casey Quirk, a Deloitte-owned consultancy.

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