It's time to take a fair weather overweight on China's shares after the selloff earlier this year, said Deutsche Asset Management's Chief Investment Officer Sean Taylor.
That's because China shares have underperformed since the start of the year, he said, noting bearish sentiment on concerns over China's currency, the renminbi, and the mainland's property market.
But after the government provided fiscal support in the middle of the first quarter, "the data's been a lot better. A lot of people have expected China to implode this year and it hasn't. That leaves it in a better situation," he told CNBC's "Squawk Box."
"The data is quite stable and for once the global markets are quite sanguine about China. The risk factors are in other parts of the world. That leaves China to outperform," he said.
Deutsche Asset didn't appear to have much company on its China call.
Goldman Sachs noted that funds had become even more underweight on China recently.
"Despite strong inflows in emerging market exchange-traded funds (ETFs), China-focused mutual funds and ETFs continue to see outflows," it said in a note Monday. "Funds across mandates have become more underweight China as allocations failed to 'catch up' with an increase in benchmark weights."
In June, MSCI included more Chinese companies' American Depositary Receipts (ADR) in their indexes, increasing the mainland's weighting.
Goldman said funds are now more underweight on China than they have been in a decade, making it the Asian market with the largest underweight.