China's mutual fund industry may not be welcoming of foreign fund companies, according to a column in Financial Times by Mark Konyn, chief executive of Allianz Dresdner Asset Management in Hong Kong.

Konyn says that the lackluster performance of China's A-share market last year has led to a decline in investor demand and poses a hindrance to mutual fund growth. He also says that mutual fund launches are seen as a short-term trading opportunity, making them less appealing to investors.

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