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  1. Pan-Asian fund rules sought

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Looking to Europe model of uniform standards, industry urges government to take lead on regional initiative The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association is lobbying the government ... the proposal, which would give funds a 'passport' system for cross-border trading as in the European industry, would benefit Hong Kong as a leading fund management centre in Asia. 'Hong ...

  2. Watchdog plans to let funds invest in reits

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Securities and Futures Commission wants to lift the ban on Hong Kong's 1,993 authorised funds buying shares in real estate investment trusts (reits) anywhere ... with the need to file reports with the regulatory authorities, contribute to a high level of transparency of the reit market.' Sally Wong, executive director of the Hong Kong Investment Funds ...

  3. Funds ask US to reverse rule on IPOs

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Recent amendment to the regulations effectively bans foreign-based funds from investing in public share offers The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA) has written ... cent of the shares. US mutual funds are exempt from the regulations. The rule could have a significant impact on Hong Kong where most investment funds are distributed through third-party ...

  4. Strong year for equity funds as bulls reign

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Australia and New Zealand equity funds topped the 2004 performance charts among Hong Kong authorised funds in an buoyant year that saw strong gains in almost all fund ... gain among equity funds, a high rate of return historically, but well below the 40 per gain in 2003. For the most part bullishness was evident throughout markets of countries in the Association ...

  5. Call to relax investment restrictions

    Posted Dec 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ...' industry,' said Elisabeth Scott, chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association. Ms Scott's remarks came at a report on the industry's performance for the year. Gross fund sales ... Maria Chan Hong Kong fund managers want more freedom to invest in securities- including investments by Mandatory Provident Funds in real estate investment trusts (reits). 'We ...

  6. SFC urged to adopt Europe fund rules

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the impact of the European rules and has met with industry players and their legal advisers. The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association was recently assured that all UCITS III funds would receive ... of funds would be ruled out for sale in Hong Kong. 'A majority of the European domicile funds would follow UCITS III under which many investment strategies are not allowed under the Hong Kong ...

  7. For a hands-on investment experience, Citibank can help map it out

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... According to Freeman Tsang, a vice-president and head of Hong Kong retail sales at Citigroup Asset Management, MAP can act as a combination of mutual funds and stocks. To better illustrate, Mr Tsang ... ex-Japan' fund. Given what we have seen on television and in various other media lately, this is perhaps not the best time to market anything Japan-based to the Hong Kong or mainland public. ...

  8. Banks association to shun composite rate

    Posted Oct 21st 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Maria Chan and Enoch Yiu The Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) today is likely to reject the banking regulator's proposal to introduce a composite rate to replace the prime ... by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority,' the source said. The association will submit a formal response to the authority after the meeting. The HKMA proposed in June to replace the prime lending ...

  9. Dragon race association may have missed boat

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... due to the Sars outbreak. The Hong Kong Tourism Board, which did not offer any funding for the event last year, is still in talks with the association this year. Last year's races took ... Dennis Eng Bid to find $2m benefactor down to the wire after late decision to change venue The Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races lack a $2 million title sponsor just three weeks ...

  10. Even guaranteed funds can be risky

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Threat to structured products grows as rising rates spark race among managers to unwind positions Some guaranteed funds and alternative investments sold to Hong Kong ... the true sum raised from Hong Kong investors because most hedge funds have been sold as offshore investments. Now financial markets may be about to inflict heavy losses on both types of funds, even ...




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