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  1. Beijing planning to free up more pension funds for equities

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into stocks, mutual funds and other equity-based investment products. This means annuities will be able to invest as much as 10 per cent more into stocks if they have no exposure to mutual funds ... which oversees 700 billion yuan of capital, is now aggressively expanding its investment into private equity funds and overseas equities to chase high returns. Analysts said the new rule ...

  2. Phew! Demography may not be destiny

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are reckoned to be just as important in driving long-term trends in the stock market. A couple of years ago Monitor described the 'Demi-Ashton ratio' developed by Ajay Kapur, now equity ... percentage of middle-aged in the late 20th century was associated with climbing equity valuations, whether measured in terms of a cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio (see the first chart ...

  3. Invest more before it's too late

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... and provide a certain lump sum,' says Stuart Leckie, a pension consultant with Stirling Finance. 'But even if the sum is HK$2 million, you might be getting an income of HK$5,000 or HK$6,000 ... or miss out on losses if the market drops. Leckie says an allocation of 70 per cent to equities, generally considered the riskiest asset class, is reasonable and even retirees may want some ...

  4. Seven ages of man and money

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... a longer time frame, which allows you to introduce investment components with a little more risk, such as equities, longer-term bonds. For the first jobber, long-term goals could be marriage, ... with equities and property in your retirement fund, knowing things like the global financial crisis are a minor setback on a long, long road of investment. Insuring your income against short-term injury ...

  5. Pension fund puts 10b yuan into market

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com The mainland's national pension fund has allocated 10 billion yuan (HK$11.9 billion) more for equity and bond investments, breathing life ... the remaining 6 billion yuan is earmarked for equities. The announcement comes with the Shanghai Composite Index down nearly 7 per cent from this year's high, set on April 18. It isn't known ...

  6. Worldwide slowdown will take toll on retirees

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... This and other equally depressing market news is bound to have a strong negative effect on the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF). Since last August, when the equity markets started falling, the MPF's ... Declining equity markets and how pensioners should distribute their monthly contributions in the MPF are the crux of the current problem. MPF advisers say Asian markets will remain attractive ...

  7. Shanghai tipped for pilot pension taxation project

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to bolster the domestic equity and bond markets by supplying long-term investable capital. Michelle Zhou, a tax director of KPMG China, said: 'The reason behind this is mainly because ...

  8. Pension fund to invest record 100b yuan

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... in overseas and domestic equities to help it meet a rate of return target of 'at least 3.5 per cent' this year. The biggest portion of the fund's total assets will still be put ... companies issuing H shares in Hong Kong, the statement said. A further 20 per cent of the total assets will go to private equity. Last year's rate of return was 9.34 per cent, boosted ...

  9. Letting foreign investors in is a gradual process

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong-based subsidiaries of mainland brokerages. Licensees were required to invest at least 80 per cent of the funds in bonds, and no more than 20 per cent in equities. But critics say ... loosening investment restrictions. It also said selected RQFIIs would be allowed to launch yuan-denominated A-share equity-traded funds. 18.3b yuan The amount approved in investment quotas under ...

  10. Tailor-made plans fit best

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... to equities, a small amount of capital-guaranteed products and a long-term insurance policy that not only covers illness and disability but provides a return on maturity. Short-term products could ... the volatility of equity markets,' Ms Wong said. The financial plan needs to be flexible to allow for lifestyle changes and bigger financial commitments such as educating children. 'Any ...




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