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About the fund

The first FTZ fund in China

       Shanghai Free Trade Zone Equity Fund (FTZ Fund) is the first Free Trade Zone fund in China. It was set up against the backdrop of the State Council’s initiatives to build China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone and to deepen reform and opening-up. The fund follows the strategic guidance of the central, municipal and district-level governments, facilitates system innovation, financial innovation, and opening-up of the service sector, cultivates functional projects, encourages new economy, and boosts Shanghai’s strategic building of international economic center, international financial center, international shipping center, international trade center and international innovation center.

       Established on 28 December 2014, the Fund has an initial size of 5 billion CNY with a maturity of 5-7 years. It is co-founded by Shanghai Lujiazui (Group) Co., Ltd., Shanghai Waigaoqiao (Group) Co., Ltd., Shanghai Airport Authority, China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd., and China Orient Asset Management Corporation.

       Located in  China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the FTZ fund is able to leverage resources in both the domestic and the international markets, integrate resources among governments, industries and companies, and explore mutually beneficial investment opportunities. It mainly invests in the equity projects in leading areas in the FTZ, such as logistics, cross-border e-commerce, smart manufacturing biopharmaceuticals, IT, culture, and Internet finance. It helps to push forward pilot projects on cross-border investment and financing, and reforms of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The fund also invests in property projects to upgrade urban development of the FTZ.