Lunar 2016 Outlook Remains Positive

We started 2015 with enthusiasm for the Chinese consumer, A-shares generating 53% annualized returns, and healthy private equity performance. This year begins with severe pessimism about China’s economic transition, public markets all sharply lower, and private equity returns in question. One friend complained that his clients were demanding to know why anyone even still focuses […]

Lunar Capital 2014: Progress to Date

We believe the coming decade will be marked by an emergence of individuality, a shift from savings toward consumption, and government policies that support the growth of a strong consumer-led economy. Managing these changes is a challenge for the consumer businesses that we target for investment. The recent slowing of growth, in addition to scarcity […]

The Rise of the Blue Collar Consumer

The Chinese economy give labor leverage – in other words, rising wages. This is resulting in a visible redistribution of wealth and an increasing number of blue-collar consumers entering the marketplace. The One Child policy has begun to take its toll on China’s labor force. Although China’s population has remained relatively stable – 1.36 billion […]

Two Meetings, One Goal: Rebalancing Toward a Richer Consumer

In China’s recent Liang Hui — the annual meetings of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference — raising the size and living standards of the middle class were the primary policy objectives. China believes the answer is to urbanize, raise disposable income, and widen the social security net. These new policies […]