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  1. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT: FUND MANAGEMENT

    Searching for a star fund manager

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by KEVIN MCQUEEN

    ... Kevin McQueen The best exponents still surpass the market despite volatility, writes Kevin McQueen Searching for a star fund manager   Warren Buffett once famously said: "if you have 2 per cent of your funds being eaten up by fees you're going to have a hard time matching an index fund in my view." All of which begs the question: do fund managers make a difference ...

  2. 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 tracks 395 hedge funds, returned 1.6 per cent to August 31, the worst performer among regions and about half the 3.2 per cent ...

  3. Business - Money

    Top 10 funds available in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com These experts' picks offer good returns with low fees, writes Jasper Moiseiwitsch A barrel of funds Invest, invest, invest. ... their cash if it's locked up in a fund. But, for those who wander into the nearest bank branch with a vague plan to buy a fund, you might want to consider what you are getting into. Money Post ...

  4. Business - Money

    Physical ETFs are cheaper and more transparent

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch Physicalfunds take shape This is a story about exchange traded funds (ETFs). But before you flee the Money pages, fearing a jargon-filled article that knocks you out ... is large. There are about HK$175 billion of such funds listed in Hong Kong, with most of that money in A-shares. The iShares FTSE A50 China Index, the biggest Hong Kong ETF, trades at more than ...

  5. Fast US$1b raised for China P.E. fund

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... particularly via private equity funds. Frank Tang, a former senior executive for Singapore's sovereign wealth fund Temasek and Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs, spent just two weeks raising more than US$1 billion for his new private equity fund dedicated to investments in China. Industry sources said Tang, chief executive for Hong Kong-based FountainVest Partners, aimed to raise about ...

  6. A radically sensible plan for funds reform

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... found that fund portfolios- that is, funds run by market professionals- were only slightly more long term, holding shares for an average of less than 10 months. Kay says this short-term approach to equity ownership discourages fundamental engagement between shareholders and companies. Longer-term investment encourages greater shareholder activism and a more focused attempt by fund managers ...

  7. CDH fund aims to raise US$350m to get in early

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com CDH Investments, the mainland's leading private equity group, is on track to raise a new fund focusing on early stage companies- a move to chase long-term returns amid a slowing economy and a slumbering stock market. The Beijing-based fund manager is expected to raise US$300 million to US$350 million and the warm response so far ...

  8. Think long and hard before buying into new yuan fund

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Marketing kicked off this week for the first yuan-denominated equity fund to be listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. As the first product to be launched under the renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor, or RQFII, scheme, which allows Hong Kong holders of the yuan to invest in the mainland's equity markets, the new fund is sure to generate a lot ...

  9. Bain Capital to launch US$2.5b fund for Asia

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to completing a fund raising of about US$2.5 billion for a new Asia-dedicated private-equity investment vehicle. The successful fund raising comes despite weak market sentiment worldwide that has turned ... US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, would name the fund Bain Capital Asia II. It will be the firm's second private-equity fund focused entirely on investments in Asia, a region ...

  10. More scrutiny for brokers and funds

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The Securities and Futures Commission has intensified surveillance of brokerages and hedge funds to avert any collapses brought on by global financial market turmoil, its chairman says. 'The SFC has increased the frequency of its on-site examinations of brokerage firms and fund houses to check their financial positions and internal controls,' ...




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