BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- China's public offering funds reached 13.94 trillion yuan (about 2 trillion U.S. dollars) by the end of March this year, according to data from the Asset Management Association of China.
This marked a decrease of 2.45 percent from the scale seen at the end of February.
According to the association, the public offering funds were operated by 123 fund management companies, of which 79 were domestic firms while the rest were joint ventures.
China's asset management business expanded slower in recent years as authorities tightened regulations to contain risks arising from wealth management products.
In 2017, draft guidelines unified rules covering asset management products issued by all types of financial institutions, requiring them to set leverage ceilings.