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  1. Compiler adds more consumer stocks to MSCI index

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... its listing in March. Tsingtao has fallen 40.46 per cent this year but still outperformed the 49.88 per cent decline in the Hang Seng Index. Index tracker funds following MSCI China will need to adjust their positions before changes kick in. Fund managers expect some unusual bumps in the prices of affected stocks as that date nears, particularly given the recent thin turnovers. ...

  2. SFC survey reveals unrealistic investors

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... fit in with their risk tolerance,' said Sally Wong, executive director at the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association. 'For an investor, the best way to protect your own interest ...

  3. Forgotten luminaries in these dark times

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... this is the Keynesian moment, which for so long has been a dirty word in the US. Mr Bogle is the inventor of the world's first index fund and founder of the US-based Vanguard investment company. Without him, there would have been no Tracker Fund in Hong Kong. The veteran investor is back in fashion after so many years of being cast out into the wilderness during the bull market run. I realised ...

  4. Investors look to bailout as stocks fall

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they are becoming hardened after experiencing a series of roller-coaster rides in the market in the past decade. A Beijing-based fund manager noted that individual investors were always the victims ... multibillion-yuan funds.' However, many retail investors remain inspired by successful examples and believe they, too, will strike it rich. Investor Robert Chen said one of his friends made a killing ...

  5. Madoff scandal exposes funds of funds as sham

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland One upshot of the Bernard Madoff pyramid scheme scandal is that it has exposed the fund of funds concept- energetically sold to so many Hong Kong investors in recent years- as a sham. A fund of funds is exactly what it sounds like: an investment fund which, instead of buying stocks or bonds or properties, invests in a selection of other investment funds ...

  6. History guides the search for profits

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... guide readers through a thought process leading to questions to ask before making an investment decision. Part two continues with a discussion of how to identify a range of stocks, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and other alternatives to place your capital in China. This section provides an excellent primer on the advantages and disadvantages of certain types of investments. Also ...

  7. MPF schemes forecast to record 30pc loss

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Hong Kong's mandatory pension funds are heading towards an average 30 per cent loss this year, reversing a 20 per cent profit last year to make it the worst year since the scheme's inception, according to RCM Asia Pacific. 'The global stock market slump has hurt stock funds the most. Balanced funds, which invest in a mixture of bonds and stocks, were also ...

  8. SFC clears exchange-traded fund tracking the price of gold

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra and Cheryl Chui The Securities and Futures Commission has given the green light to Hong Kong's first exchange-traded fund tracking the price of gold as authorities speed ... as the sponsor. Details of the fund's launch are expected today at a media event hosted by representatives from both parties. The move to open up gold trading to local investors comes as part ...

  9. An acceptable solution to a financial mess

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government had no choice but to step into the minibond saga, even if its intervention does not placate angry investors. It is under no obligation to take direct responsibility for compensating them for their losses. But the escalating row has serious ...

  10. Authority to investigate firms over MPF funds

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Mandatory Provident Fund Authority will investigate allegations that two logistics companies have not made contributions for their drivers. The Container Transportation Employees General Union said up to 200 truck drivers were affected. It said the workers were owed about HK$400,000 for the past four months. 'The two companies, Pine Logistics Co Ltd and China ...




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