BlackRock Gets Approval to Set Up Mutual Fund Company in China

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. received approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission to set up a wholly-owned mutual fund management company in the country.

BlackRock is the first foreign business to receive the approval in China. The new company is based in Shanghai and has registered capital of 300 million yuan ($43.7 million), according to astatement on the CSRC’s website. Its business scope includes mutual fund management, fund sales and handling private assets.

Earlier this year, the CSRC receivedapplications from both BlackRock Financial Management and Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers to set up mutual fund management companies.

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Last week, BlackRock Inc. and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte receivedapproval from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission to jointly build an asset-management business in the country with China Construction Bank Corp.

— With assistance by Sharon Chen, Ken Wang, and Dingmin Zhang

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