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Despite investors limiting their exposure to the Chinese market, computer based funds still see plenty of opportunity in China, according to a report by The Financial Times. 

The report noted that while much of the foreign funds that were coming into China in the beginning of the year have ceased due to rising geopolitical tensions and increased regulatory scrutiny, some European quantitative funds are now focusing on China.

The report noted added that London-based hedge fund firm Aspect, which manages roughly $8bn in assets, is setting up an office in Shanghai, while Paris-headquartered firm Metori, which manages about $700m, is planning to launch a fund next year for western investors, which will exclusively trade Chinese assets.

“[Western investors] still perceive Chinese futures as a unique source of diversification,” said Metori CEO Nicolas Gaussel, was quoted saying within the report.

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