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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCIAL SERVICES

    Beijing is key to city's fund success

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the key to 'world fund city' dream Proposals designed to make Hong Kong a "world fund factory" have won industry backing, but fund managers say that persuading Beijing to allow local funds to be sold to mainland investors remains the key. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said in his budget speech in February that the government would propose law changes ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Business - Money - FUND MANAGER RANKINGS

    Management Surveys: Hong Kong fund managers top of the class

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Local managers headto the top of the table Citywire, a London-based financial publishing and information group focused on the fund management industry, has come out with its latest global rankings of fund managers, including a ranking of the top Hong Kong managers. (See table.) These managers are deemed to have local appeal, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. HK's fund takes risk investing with hedge funds, private equity firms

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is shifting part of its HK$1.56 trillion in Exchange Fund assets into riskier investments with hedge funds and private equity firms, according to a media report. The fund has already placed an unspecified amount of money with private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, and both Bain Capital and Blackstone Group are in talks to receive ...


    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In addition to being able to monitor investment fund performance, regular checking will quickly reveal if an employer has defaulted on payment. Check the status of your fund at least once a year to ensure performance is in keeping with lifestyle goals. Don't switch funds frequently as you will lose money because of short-term market fluctuations. Make a note of fees and charges. ...

  7. China Life spends up on 'undervalued' stocks

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the gradual appreciation of yuan bodes well for the market outlook, according to two fund managers. The cash-rich institution spent additional capital to buy shares of locally-listed companies and index funds before the weeklong National Day holiday starting on October 1, betting on a turnaround in the market, one of the world's worst-performing this year. The size of the additional ...

  8. HK equity firm targets mainland

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong-based private equity real estate firm Gaw Capital Partners has completed raising its third fund focusing on investments in mainland real estate. The company, founded by brothers Goodwin and Kenneth Gaw, has raised US$373.5 million earmarked for opportunities from first-tier to second and third-tier cities. The fund targets both the residential sector, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Protection must extend to financial investments

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... funds to bring hidden fees and charges out in the open to encourage price competition. And stockbrokers and financial advisers may be held legally responsible for failing to act ... but much more needs to be done. In Hong Kong, besides mutual funds, investment-linked insurance and other financial products often contain undisclosed commissions, hidden fees and recurrent ...




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