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  1. South of the Bordeaux

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Philippe Espinasse moneypost@scmp.com What a difference a few years can make. Initial public offering volumes are sharply down in Hong Kong, while some markets in Southeast Asia appear ... However, not only have IPOs in Hong Kong become fewer and smaller, but their quality has, on average, arguably also headed south. There are several reasons for this. A small deal requires as much ...

  2. Bain Capital to launch US$2.5b fund for Asia

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to completing a fund raising of about US$2.5 billion for a new Asia-dedicated private-equity investment vehicle. The successful fund raising comes despite weak market sentiment worldwide that has turned many investors cautious about making new investments. People familiar with the situation told the South China Morning Post that Bain Capital, which was co-founded in the early 1980s by current ...

  3. Asia likely to benefit from fresh US stimulus moves

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... levels of financial stimulus announced in the United States on November 3 will generate fresh flows of liquidity in search of good investment returns, and real estate in Asia will remain ... of that fresh liquidity towards Asia because there is an imbalance of economic growth between the West and the East. So it would be logical that people would want to invest their capital in places ...

  4. Investment floods into pan-Asia fund

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The ABF Pan-Asia Bond Index Fund began with US$1 billion from ... Enoch Yiu Institutional investors show confidence as value tops US$1b Overwhelming support from institutional investors has boosted the ABF Pan-Asia Bond Index Fund to more than its ...

  5. Asia looks to ETFs amid market volatility

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... than undiversified products or single-stock investments,' said Nick Good, managing director and head of iShares Asia-Pacific for Barclays Global Investors. 'ETFs have experienced ... 'The trend has been to move from equity to fixed income and commodity,' said Sammy Yip, head of exchange traded funds in Asia-Pacific for State Street Global Advisors Asia, the company ...

  6. Asian equities are perfect picks

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... is right. At present, he sees markets in North Asia, particularly China, as cheaper than those in South Asia. This offers value, though the possibility of a hard landing and uncertain policy ... towards equities, in Asia and farther afield, should be very selective and carefully calibrated, reflecting longer-term objectives for amassing wealth, not just a 'quick win' trading ...

  7. Business - Money

    Asia hedge funds lag behind global average

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Tracking of 395 funds shows just 1.6pc return this year, well below the global average Growth no boost for Asia hedge fund cash The world's fastest economic growth is not helping Asia's hedge funds. The Eurekahedge Asian index, which tracks 395 hedge funds, returned 1.6 per cent to August 31, the worst performer among regions and about half the 3.2 per cent ...

  8. Business - China Business - LENDING

    Offshore spree by mainland firms helps to increase lending in Asia

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg From cereal firms to metal markets, offshore spree by mainland companies drives 56pc rise Assets swoop boosts loans in Asia Chinese companies swooping on assets in Europe and the US, from metal markets to cereal companies, are driving a 56 per cent increase this year in acquisition-related lending in Asia. Some US$2.8 billion of loans used to fund purchases ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    Confident HSBC expands prime services team in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Three more directors hired as bank pushes hedge fund servicesin Asia-Pacific region Confident HSBC expands key team HSBC Holdings, Europe's largest bank, hired three directors for its Asia-Pacific prime services team in the past two months, undeterred by a shrinking market hit by the European debt crisis and global economic slowdown. The new hires brought ...

  10. Former BAML bankers step up Asia deal-making

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com When Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (BAML) turned its nose up at private equity (PE) in Asia, several former BAML bankers disagreed. BAML didn't see private equity in the region as a core business, helping to clear the way for the spin-off of its private equity team in Asia with the creation of Hong Kong-based NewQuest Capital Partners, ...




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