After the most rapid industrial transformation in the history of the world, China is too big and important for investors to ignore but sits at a crossroad that presents opportunities among some significant risks. Investing success will require an understanding of China's long-range plans and politics, currency, and key trends/concerns in order to truly understand long-term fundamentals that will benefit equities. And, it will be paramount for investors to find companies that not only benefit from favorable trends but also have sizable competitive advantages and high-quality fundamentals. This paper from Chautauqua Capital will address the complexities and resulting opportunities.Read the full whitepaper.
Chautauqua Capital Management is a division of Robert W. Baird & Co. The opinions are those of the author and subject to change.
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