‘Connect’ schemes will force Chinese buy side IT overhaul

Initiatives that provide greater access to international markets, like the Stock Connect and Bond Connect programs, will drive change at Chinese asset managers struggling with legacy trading technologies.

Today, onshore Chinese asset management firms maintain a plethora of systems, often cobbled together to bridge the shortcomings of other providers. But looming initiatives intended to drive greater participation by Chinese investors in international markets could stretch these setups to breaking point, software vendors warn.

The key problem is that there’s no true all-in-one system in China—nor is there a very complete concept of a portfolio management system, says Iris Wang, global head of

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