China’s financial market is growing very fast although it is still not well developed and its relevant regulations are still under the development stage. There are many good opportunities of investing in China’s financial market. Investing in China’s mutual funds is one of such opportunities. 

Mutual funds industry started in China in 1998. However, in the past 4 years, this industry has experienced its rapid growth and has become the investors’ main financial investment target in China.

What are the unique features of China’s mutual funds and what are the relevant regulations imposed? And what are the potential risks investing in such funds? In this seminar, Ms. Qi Zhang will answer these questions, and share her insightful knowledge and experience with the audience.

Ms. Zhang had been the Deputy Division Director of China Securities Regulatory Commission (a counterpart of the US’s SEC) for 8 years before she came to US. Her division is in charge of the China’s mutual funds and other financial derivatives’ regulations. She directly supervised China’s mutual funds market, responsible for examinations, approval, and supervision of funds companies and its senior executives. She is familiar with funds industry including company’s organizational structure, internal controls, and risk management.

Ms. Zhang had worked in the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong from Sept. 15, 2008, just on the day that Lehman Brothers announced its bankruptcy. She was involved in the settlement of bonds issued by the Lehman Brothers. Ms. Zhang was a Stock Analyst in Southwest Securities Inc. in China before she became a regulator in CSRC. She was the earliest group of people to use mathematical models for evaluation of stock prices in China.

Ms. Zhang currently is a visiting scholar at Leventhal School of Accounting at USC, doing some research on the Financial Regulatory Reform. She gave lectures on China Capital Markets and Job Market there.

Ms. Zhang received her MBA from the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, China.

This seminar is organized by the Center for the Study of Minority & Small Business and the Department of Business Administration at UWest. The seminar is free of charge to the public.

UWest is located in Rosemead, 1409 N. Walnut Grove Avenue (turn right off Fwy 60, exit at San Gabriel). Please call (626) 571-8811, ext. 125 to reserve seating.

Seminar on Mutual Funds in China
Ms. Qi Zhang, Deputy Division Director, CSRC
Wednesday, June 9, 2:00-3:30 p.m., 2010
University of the West (UWest)