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  1. Funds veteran quits posts at association and Invesco

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Edith Ngan is second executive to leave the US firm recently Hong Kong Investment Funds Association chairman Edith Ngan Man-ling has resigned from the association and as chief executive of Invesco Hong Kong. She is the second high-profile executive to quit the US fund house's Hong Kong office recently, following chief investment officer Alfred Ho. Ms Ngan said last ...

  2. Funds round on new rules for reits

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Fund managers have accused the securities regulator of local protectionism by unilaterally relaxing restrictions on investing in Hong Kong real estate investment trusts (reits) ... billion Housing Authority deal to be launched next month. Rule changes announced by the SFC on Thursday, which had immediate effect, allow Hong Kong's 100 fund-management companies to invest ...

  3. Demand for guaranteed funds strong

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... haven for retail investors during bear markets because they are structured to preserve capital investment and offer a small return. But the funds have proven popular in bull markets as well. Net sales of guaranteed funds accounted for 37 per cent of Hong Kong fund sales as of October, according to data from Hong Kong Investment Funds Association. This is despite a 34 per cent gain ...

  4. High demand for investment funds likely to be sustained

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on special marketing campaigns to boost sales,' she said. 'But I'm not sure if the same growth rate can be repeated this year.' According to the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, gross monthly fund sales in Hong Kong rose 59.9 per cent from December last year to a record US$2.73 billion in January. Lavin Mok, managing director of Oppenheimer Funds, the asset ...

  5. Global worries prompt 20pc fall in fund sales

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Oil-price volatility and an uncertain outlook for Asian economies have hurt fund-buying interest, with sales in Hong Kong dropping 20 per cent in August from July. During the month, US$1.26 billion worth of funds were sold, down from $1.56 billion in July, the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association said. 'Uncertainties over the pace of United States rate rises, ...

  6. SFC considers easing blanket ban on funds

    Posted Sep 28th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Securities and Futures Commission may ease proposed conflict-of-interest regulations at the request of Hong Kong's funds industry. In May, the SFC began consultations on measures that would require financial analysts to disclose their holdings to investors when issuing reports- and possibly ban them from investing in the stocks they cover. The Hong Kong Investment ...

  7. MPF providers in the clear on Dutch certs

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... providers were preparing a legal challenge and some sought the help of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association in seeking legal advice on the issue. ... Enoch Yiu Hong Kong's pension regulator has decided against further action over Mandatory Provident Fund providers investing in Dutch depositary receipts, defusing a looming legal ...

  8. Improving equities test guaranteed funds

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of guaranteed funds,' he said. Figures from the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association fail to draw a clear picture of the trend, as data does not go beyond November. But association executive ... After emerging as one of the hottest investment products in 2000, thanks to a sluggish economy and low interest rates, guaranteed funds need new features to stay competitive, industry ...

  9. Funds target foreign currency deposits from the mainland

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA) is floating a proposal that would allow local fund managers to tap the vast foreign currency deposits parked in Chinese banks, association chairman King Au said yesterday. The plan would allow mainland institutional investors to invest initially in Hong Kong-registered funds- such as those under the Mandatory ...

  10. Banks shortlisted for securitisation

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... also need to select investment banks to arrange the offerings. The timing of the launch would depend on when we can get the nod from the lawmakers,' he said after a speech at the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association. Mr Ma said the offering would include a local currency bond offering to local retail and institutional investors, as well as a global offering, issued in either the US ...




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