November 8, 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping, while attending the Dialogue on Strengthening Connectivity Partnership, announces that China will contribute US$40 billion to establish the Fund.
December 29, 2014, the Fund is officially established in Beijing.
Silk Road Fund Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as the Fund) was established in Beijing on December 29, 2014, with investment from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, China Investment Corporation, Export-Import Bank of China and China Development Bank.
Following a philosophy of openness, inclusiveness and mutual benefit, the Fund mainly provides investment and financing support for trade and economic cooperation and connectivity under the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative (hereinafter referred to as the Belt and Road Initiative). In collaboration with domestic and international enterprises and financial institutions, the Fund is designed to promote common development and prosperity of China and other countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.