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Chinese Capital Markets
The Chinese fund industry's main product has historically been publicly offered funds. In recent years, however, the industry has seen a diverse influx of new entrants as the government has passed a series of laws related to private funds. Private funds' AUM is growing rapidly in response to investor demand, particularly from high-net-worth individuals.
Japanese regional banks' investment trust assets decreased in fiscal 2010 as asset outflows substantially exceeded inflows. To achieve renewed growth in investment trust assets, regional banks must get back to basics, most notably by expanding their customer base and offering products that meet customers' needs.