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  1. Hedge funds grow as tighter checks loom

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Hedge funds are growing even though the industry is expected to face tighter regulation, the Securities and Futures Commission said. A survey released by the regulator yesterday showed that assets under management by hedge funds in Hong Kong rose to US$63.2 billion as of September last year, an increase of 14 per cent from the previous survey in March 2009. While ...

  2. Acceptable risks

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter Guy Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are relatively new to Hong Kong's investment scene, but their popularity is growing among professional and individual investors. The prominence ... as credible and competitive alternatives to both active and passive funds. However, increasingly complex ETFs such as leveraged and inverse ETFs are difficult to understand and can introduce new ...

  3. The high-fliers and the laggards

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... ETF (3049) Tracks a more diverse A-share index constituting 300 stocks. Daily turnover: HK$435 million Tracker Fund of Hong Kong (2800) Created by the government, the mother of Hong Kong ETFs. ... China Tracker (2827) The A-share fund also replicates the performance of the CSI300 index. Daily turnover: HK$91 million Low turnover db x-trackers CSI300 Health Care Index ETF (3057) Tracks ...

  4. Marching to beats of different drummers

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... tobacco tax, others demanded higher tax. Some called for reforming the Mandatory Provident Fund, others its scrapping. Most marchers were probably united in their fight for democracy, in an annual ...

  5. Mainland funds prefer bonds to equities

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The risk appetite of mainland fund investors is dropping and they are turning from equity funds to the safer havens of bond and guaranteed funds while shunning stock-focused products. The lack of buying interest in higher-risk equity funds represents yet another embarrassment to the regulator and money managers since it is regarded as a fresh sign ...

  6. Court lays down law on illegal fund-raising

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo The Supreme People's Court has issued interpretations that will help the authorities crack down on illegal fund-raising by businesses. The interpretations, which came into effect on Tuesday, define illegal fund-raising as taking money from the public in breach of financial laws. They cover two categories of offenders- individuals and organisations. The unauthorised ...

  7. Pension now covers 143m farmers, just 757m to go

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent of counties, up from 24 per cent at present. He wants the pension system to cover all farmers on the mainland by 2015. The government pays out 55 yuan per head from the rural pension fund ... yuan was paid, resulting in a balance of 300 billion yuan, he said. That made the combined pension balance 1.5 trillion yuan. 'We will study how to invest this fund to make people's ...

  8. 2010 hits and misses

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... work very differently this year and yesterday's winners could well end up as tomorrow's duds, and vice versa. In some investments, funds in particular, one year is not even a suitable ... The same goes for exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, and stocks. Apart from sectoral changes affecting specific asset classes, the investment climate can change overnight. Just as America's ...

  9. Should DSS schools invest in stocks?

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Melody Cheung

    ... to invest funds from subsidies for profit. Schools have a moral obligation to be transparent in their financial dealings, especially since they have applied for subsidies from the government. ... of education. But the audits showed that some schools wrongly marked expenditure for personal gain, such as staff dinners and properties, to government fund accounts. Schools should know better than ...

  10. MPF's rise biggest since May 2009

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The stock market's bounce back last month helped the Mandatory Provident Fund achieve its best performance in more than two years. The city's pension fund turned around from a losing third quarter and reported its strongest monthly earnings since May 2009. But analysts warn of tough times ahead. The 417 funds in the compulsory retirement ...




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