The Investor's Guide to China - Shareholder return

The story of China's economy and stock market has long been one of rapid growth. But as policymakers pivot to focus on the quality - instead of the velocity - of growth, investors are turning their attention to something more long-lasting: shareholder returns.

Dividends and buybacks are moving up the agenda of regulators and companies in China, generating interest for investors across the market, even in sectors of the so-called ‘old’ economy.

In this episode, Catherine Yeung, Investment Director, and Marty Dropkin, Head of Equities for Asia Pacific, are joined by two of Fidelity International’s portfolio managers: Lynda Zhou and Dale Nicholls. Together, they explore a change in the mindset of Chinese management teams, which industries are most prepared to ramp up payouts for their shareholders, and the role of regulators and investors in the process.

With additional contributions from Shanghai-based analyst Bunny Huang and Singapore-based Portfolio Manager Jochen Breuer.