Managing dark green fund assets in China requires East Capital to be "super on the ground," says CIO

Choosing and screening investment targets in China is similar to doing the same work in Eastern Europe decades ago, says CIO of East Capital Jacob Grapengiesser.

East Capital has an analyst in Hong Kong, for being on the ground is still what is necessary when investing in China, says CIO Jacob Grapengiesser. | Photo: Pexels: Dmitry Trepolsky (l.), East Capital: Sara Rossi (r.).

Chinese renewable companies are spearheading earnings growth in East Capital’s emerging markets sustainable fund, but screening investment targets in China remains all but an easy task, says Jacob Grapengiesser, CIO at East Capital.

Discussing investing in China, Grapengiesser notes the year-to-date earnings growth at the fund stands at 44.5%, and its PE ratio at 8.2, whilst earnings growth for the benchmark --MSCI Emerging Markets -- stands at 8.4%.

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