Credit Suisse and Rayliant team up for China quant launch
April 24, 2019
By Narayanan Somasundaram and Kate Lin
Firms want to tap investors’ zeal for systematic strategies in A shares
Credit Suisse and quant advisory firm Rayliant have launched a new index to tap growing offshore demand for quant strategies in China’s home equity market.
Quant managers account for only 4% of investment in China A-shares equity strategies today.
The Credit Suisse Rayliant China Multi-factor Index will follow a similar strategy to the Rayliant onshore index offered to wealthy Chinese investors through fund manager Noah Gopher.
“Most will say without high-quality accounting data, one can’t build a good quant model,” says Hsu. “Our approach is the opposite. Because we can spot the most aggressive violators of accounting principles, we have an enormous edge over those who don’t know how to process the data.”
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