Financial Services & Investing Industry Report

Based on the 2016 Business Climate Survey

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In 2015, members in the Financial Services & Investing industry had a profitable year: 66 percent of respondents made a profit, and 72 percent reported an increase in revenue in 2015 compared to 2014. Nearly half report that the investment environment in China is improving, and at least two-thirds said changes in government policy and its enforcement have helped the business environment.

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Nevertheless, challenges remain. Inconsistent and unclear laws and regulations and difficulty in obtaining licensing were the top business challenges for industry respondents.

Key Points of this Report:

  • Over two-thirds of respondents plan to invest more into the Chinese market in 2016 than in 2015.
  • Even though attracting and retaining executive/managerial talent and rising wages are top human-resources challenges, 50 percent of financial-sector members expect to increase company headcount in China in 2016.
  • For the first time in five years, bureaucracy has become a top-five business challenge for industry respondents.

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This report distills industry-specific data from the full 2016 BCS Report, reflecting the business climate for this specific industry.