16 Aug 2023

China Shadow Banking Giant Alarms Investors With Missed Payments

One of China’s largest private wealth managers is triggering fresh anxiety about the health of the country’s #shadowbanking industry after missing payments on multiple high-yield products. Zhongrong International Trust Co. missed payments on dozens of products and has no immediate plan to make clients whole, indicating troubles at the embattled Chinese shadow bank are deeper than previously known. Wang Qiang, board secretary of the firm partly owned by financial giant Zhongzhi Enterprise Group Co., told investors in a meeting earlier this week that the firm missed payments on a batch of products on Aug. 8, adding to delays on at least 10 others since late July, according to people familiar with the matter. At least 30 products are now overdue and Zhongrong also halted redemptions on some short-term instruments, one of the people said. Source: bloomberg


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