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    Anthony Bolton On Launching A China Investment Fund (Audio)

    The Times of London recently posted an excellent interview with former Fidelity fund manager Anthony Bolton, who recently announced he was canceling his retirement to launch a new China investment fund.
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    Market-Beating Investor Compares China To Korea and Taiwan Two Or Three Decades Ago#

    The Times of London recently posted an excellent interview with former Fidelity fund manager Anthony Bolton, who recently announced he was canceling his retirement to launch a new China investment fund. From a recent profile in the Wall Street Journal:

    Mr. Bolton, 59 years old and well-regarded as a market-beating investor based in London, said his move is a reflection of the shifting center of gravity in the world economy.



    China is on the cusp of a major transformation in its economy thanks to rising incomes, Mr. Bolton said. He points to studies that show consumers in emerging economies launch into a new phase of purchasing when per-capita gross domestic product hits $4,000 to $5,000. He compares China to Korea and Taiwan two or three decades ago.



    "That offers huge potential for a number of areas of the economy," he said.



    According to forecasts from the International Monetary Fund, China's per-capita GDP will be $3,565 this year and $4,336 in 2011.



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    The stock picker said investing in China isn't just about individual company performance.



    "Long term, you'll make a currency gain as well as stock gains," he said. China eventually may allow its currency, the yuan, to strengthen against developed currencies, a factor that would boost results for overseas investors.



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    "China is the opportunity of a generation, and I'll only be able to play a bit of a part of that because I'm not going to do it forever. I said I'd do it for at least the next two years," he said.

    Click here to download the Times interview (MP3, length 4:20).

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