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  1. CCB to switch focus to financial services

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing China Construction Bank Corp will embrace promising opportunities in the commodities market and bond and stock financing services, chairman Guo Shuqing said. CCB, the world's second-largest lender by market capitalisation, would 'speed up reform' by reducing its reliance on loans and move into other financial services, Guo said. 'We are not very ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    Confident HSBC expands prime services team in Asia-Pacific

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

    ... 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 ... from UBS, and Adrian Harrison, the former head of investor relations at hedge fund Keywise Capital Management (HK), as directors of prime services sales. David Streatfield joined from Deutsche ...

  3. Business is booming in Europe's financial hub

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... of Europe' in tourist literature, Luxembourg, with its worldwide reputation for high standards of monetary and technical service, is a major European hub for international financial services ... sophisticated financial services industry. Last year, the International Monetary Fund reported that Luxembourg's financial system remained sound, well supervised and resilient to potential adverse ...

  4. Lax regulation of 'aggressive' banks blamed for debacle

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu, Maria Chan and Natalie Chiu Competition, strong investment sentiment and relaxed regulation may explain why 16 banks sold Lehman Brothers minibonds. Banks sold them so aggressively because they were under pressure from competitors to expand the ...

  5. Hedge funds face tighter disclosure

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. 'But if you're secretive and end up with losses, people [rebel].' Bonn Liu, a principal of financial services at KPMG, said the average transparency level of hedge funds had ... Kelvin Wong Hedge funds need to become more transparent to draw new classes of investors, according to an industry report conducted by professional services firm KPMG. The study, which ...

  6. Protect the small investor

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... there is no guarantee that they will deliver the services they promised. To protect small investors' interests, they must be allowed to withdraw from the investment funds whenever they like. Obviously, ... and accept their lot. The right to withdraw without extra cost is the only way to guarantee good service. Small investors are usually busy with their own work, and they do not have the expertise ...

  7. Fund managers oppose disclosure regulations

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... disclosure requirements for financial analysts. The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA), which represents the fund management industry, yesterday released a statement saying it had ... and Asia chief executive of Principal Financial Group, said pension and mutual fund managers had secured their clients' mandate to manage their assets, so the research reports they sent ...

  8. Mainland tries to rein in blatant asset stripping

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... is in the hands of local governments keen to accelerate the process because it raises capital and reduces their financial obligations. 'What is going on in China is similar to the process ...

  9. Smart Money

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... high-yield issuers. Its 'best-worst' section is ideal for sorting out ETFs. Etfdb was designed for financial advisers, but individual investors will find its tools useful. ...

  10. 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 t ...




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