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  1. Evolution of the investment-savvy client

    Posted Jun 29th 2005, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... by MPF investment choices that they did not even bother to tick a box for the fund in which they wanted to deposit their money, Mr Choy said. By default, the money went into a low-risk capital preservation fund. 'The rest had basic knowledge but did not know a lot about unit trust funds,' he said. 'Some even asked if they could make intra-day switches. They were treating ...

  2. Annual check-up will ensure a healthy portfolio

    Posted Jun 29th 2005, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... assets are in balanced funds, which feature a combination of stocks and bonds. Money market funds account for another 18 per cent; equities, 14 per cent; capital preservation funds, 4 per cent; and bonds, 3 per cent. For greater diversification, Manulife offers a pair of balanced stock funds and funds specific to a country or region. 'More sophisticated investors may feel they have ...

  3. An ordinary year calms hedge-fund bubble fear

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... CHRIS DAVIS The biggest risk is seen not from the investment side, but from management and monitoring Are hedge funds the next dotcoms? No doubt there is something of a frenzy brewing, judging by the billions in new investment the funds have attracted in recent years, but the jury is still out on whether the public appetite has reached bubble proportions. Rossen Djounov, Forsyth ...

  4. UK hedge fund launches in Asia

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Despite recent criticisms of the investment products, Dexion Capital looks to entice regional investors Hedge funds and their managers have faced something of a popularity ... chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, warned that most hedge funds followed investment strategies that were so similar that a wrong bet could sink the entire industry. In Hong ...

  5. Property shines in last year's funds league

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Chris Oliver Latin American funds stole the limelight last year to become the best-performing fund category, capping the second consecutive year of gains for equity funds since the collapse of the technology bubble. For the year the average Latin American fund gained 38 per cent, followed by real estate at 32 per cent and natural resources funds at 30 per cent, according ...

  6. Even guaranteed funds can be risky

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Threat to structured products grows as rising rates spark race among managers to unwind positions Some guaranteed funds and alternative investments sold to Hong Kong's ... investment products such as guaranteed funds and multiple-manager hedge funds. Guaranteed funds pledge investors a minimum return at the end of the fund's lifespan. Alternative investments, ...

  7. $750m tech fund to close after losing millions

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... Stuart Biggs The government will close down its $750 million Applied Research Fund, ending a failed experiment in high-technology venture capitalism lasting more than a decade. The fund will abandon new investments from March, although it will continue to function until its assets are transferred to another fund and its contracts with two private fund managers run out in 2007 ...

  8. For a hands-on investment experience, Citibank can help map it out

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... funds are so popular and why they charge high administration fees, even when they are not making money. After all, they take the pain out of choosing from hundreds of listings. But if you decide ... According to Freeman Tsang, a vice-president and head of Hong Kong retail sales at Citigroup Asset Management, MAP can act as a combination of mutual funds and stocks. To better illustrate, Mr Tsang ...

  9. Start planning early for the twilight years

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... (40 per cent), global balanced funds (40 per cent) and Asian bond funds (20 per cent). Investors with a balanced portfolio should have about half of their investment in equity, including global value equity fund (30 per cent), Asian high-yield equity fund (10 per cent) and natural resources long/short hedge funds (10 per cent). Higher-risk takers (investors in the growth ...

  10. Great expectations marred by smaller returns

    Posted Jan 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Japan even cheaper, the strategist said. Not many fund investors are as fortunate as their Hong Kong peers who are not required to pay capital gains tax and need not consider tax-saving steps ... Alternatively, these investors can select country funds that are unlikely to pay out capital gains distributions because of the tax-loss carry-forwards, or to pay out lower distributions in the near ...




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