When index provider MSCI began including onshore China A shares in its flagship indices last year, global investors took away three key messages: that reforms have successfully opened up China’s equity markets; that the water is ‘safe to swim’; and, that Chinese equities now become a mandatory, rather than optional, investment.

The subsequent influx of investments into Chinese equities, much of it in market capitalization-weighted indices, creates opportunities for active investors who have on-the-ground insight.

Click below to read a short whitepaper from the UBS Asset Management China Equities team that makes the case for active investing in China's equities.