Assessment of China's foreign direct investment portfolio
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The following patterns and trends for China´s FDI were identified from the analysis carried out: 1) China’s FDI portfolio in general is getting more diversified in terms of sectors and destinations. 2) The stability of Sharpe ratio indicates that Chinese FDI portfolio maintains a balanced dynamic between expected return and risk through the studied period. 3) Natural resources related sectors are the principal targets for Chinese FDI investors. 4) State owned enterprises are the mainstay of Chinese outward FDI. 5) China’s FDI shows distinctive characteristics in different markets and regions, in terms of diversification and focused sectors.