Rani Jarkas: The Belt and Road Initiative: The Biggest Economic Cooperation Project Today

In mid-May, Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed the world leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in Beijing. The forum is a major boost and accelerator for synergies along the roads.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde commented on the BRF that “The Belt and Road Initiative is about connecting cultures, communities, economies, and people, and about adding new economic flavors by creating infrastructure projects that are based on 21st-century expertise and governance standards.”

The Belt and Road Initiative is a pioneering, international framework based on an “open platform concept,” which does not need a leader, but a curator who acts as a catalyst and coordinator for ensuring win-win outcomes, said Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.

Rani Jarkas, Chairman of Cedrus Investments, an experienced investor in the region under Belt and Road Initiative, said, “The Belt and Road Initiative is meant to help developing countries to create more opportunities for growth and improve the lives of people. The breadth of this initiative, the high level of participation and its strategic dimensions, highlight its capacity to become the biggest economic cooperation project in place in this century.”

Rani Jarkas, the Chairman of Cedrus Investments.

Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced financial services executive, with over 20 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm. Cedrus’ domain expertise is in life sciences, natural resources, energy, cleantech and nanotechnology. – Rani Jarkas

王雷(Rani Jarkas):一带一路倡议——当今最大的经济合作项目

今年五月中旬,中国国家主席习近平欢迎了参加在北京举行的“一带一路”国际合作高峰论坛的世界领导人们。本论坛对沿线国家寻求协同共赢的重大推动和加速器。

国际货币基金组织(IMF)总裁克里斯丁·拉加德在该论坛上致辞道,‘一带一路’连接不同地区的文化、经济、人民,提高人民生活水品和福祉。通过符合21世纪技术和管理标准的基础设施项目、新兴技术等创造更多发展机遇。

‘一带一路’倡议是基于开放式平台理念而建立的具有开创性的国际框架。根据这一理念,平台需要的不是指挥家,而是保驾护航者,来发挥促进和协调作用,确保各方共赢。”世界经济论坛创始人兼执行主席克劳斯·施瓦布说道。

赛德思投资董事长王雷(Rani Jarkas)在一带一路倡议沿线地区有丰富的投资经验,他表示:“‘一带一路’倡议旨在帮助发展中国家创造更多发展机遇,提高人民生活水平。倡议的广度、高参与度以及战略规模,彰显了其成为本世纪最大经济合作项目的能力。”

Rani Jarkas, the Chairman of Cedrus Investments.

Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced financial services executive, with over 20 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm. Cedrus’ domain expertise is in life sciences, natural resources, energy, cleantech and nanotechnology. – Rani Jarkas

Rani Jarkas: China A shares will be included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI) announced on June 20, 2017 that beginning in June 2018, it will include China A shares in the MSCI Emerging Market Index and the MSCI ACWI Index.

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is one of the world’s most widely recognized measurements for stock performance in emerging markets. The index tracks the performance of more than 800 stocks in 23 economies, more than 70 percent of which are in Asia.

About $1.7 trillion in global assets are benchmarked to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, and overseas investors will start buying A shares when they are included in the index. That in turn would cause the A-share markets to see a further strong rise, Shanghai-based news website thepaper.cn reported on last Monday.

Rani Jarkas, Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, said, “MSCI’s decision to include A shares in its index shows that China’s economy is growing stably, and has a lot of potential. As more international capital flows in, the A-share markets will no longer be dominated by local investors and financial products in mainland stock markets will become more diversified.”

Rani Jarkas, the Chairman of Cedrus Investments.

Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced financial services executive, with over 20 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm. Cedrus’ domain expertise is in life sciences, natural resources, energy, cleantech and nanotechnology. – Rani Jarkas