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  1. SFC survey reveals unrealistic investors

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... fit in with their risk tolerance,' said Sally Wong, executive director at the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association. 'For an investor, the best way to protect your own interest ... by the Securities and Futures Commission. Two-thirds of those surveyed admitted they were unfamiliar with at least one of the products they had invested in and almost half expected some return with little ...

  2. Running for cover as HK's pension funds melt away

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said Sally Wong, an executive director of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association. Under dollar-cost averaging, investors spend a fixed amount at regular intervals on a particular portfolio, ... Natalie Chiu MPF savings are hit hard by the economic downturn Like many other Hong Kong office workers, Ms Yau, 27, never bothered to check her pension fund account, taking it for granted ...

  3. More help needed for associate degree students, says educator

    Posted Apr 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Simon Leung Tak-wing said the government should pay for more associate degree graduates to join degree courses. Dr Leung, director of Hong Kong Community College, said most associate degree graduates wanted to continue studying. Last year, more than 70 per cent of the college's 1,600 associate degree graduates entered degree courses in Hong Kong or abroad. Their qualification ...

  4. HKMA may widen risk to lift investment return

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Options for Exchange Fund assets being studied The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has hired a new head of direct investment to study the feasibility of widening the investment scope and thus boosting the returns of the Exchange Fund, the reserve that backs the Hong Kong dollar. Market observers said the fund could invest in equity funds to enhance its investment ...

  5. Funds out of favour amid market dip

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Hong Kong investors have been buying fewer funds since October and the decline is likely to continue this year as stock markets around the globe stumble, fund managers say. After falling 14 per cent in November from October, gross fund sales tumbled a 54.4 per cent last December, a tally by the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association showed. Net sales, taking ...

  6. Forgotten luminaries in these dark times

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... this is the Keynesian moment, which for so long has been a dirty word in the US. Mr Bogle is the inventor of the world's first index fund and founder of the US-based Vanguard investment company. Without him, there would have been no Tracker Fund in Hong Kong. The veteran investor is back in fashion after so many years of being cast out into the wilderness during the bull market run. I realised ...

  7. Fidelity targets sovereign funds for growth

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... like to diversify into other areas. 'We have been very strong in the Mandatory Provident Fund business in Hong Kong and the pension business in Asia. Now we would like to grow ... management services for them.' Fidelity planned to apply for a qualified foreign institutional investor quota to invest in mainland stock markets, he added. Fidelity has operations in Hong Kong ...

  8. Endowment fund may be tapped if returns miss target

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Will Clem

    ... speech in February. The expected HK$900 million annual return would be a roughly 50 per cent increase on current government funding for research. However, it would still leave Hong Kong far below ... is no point in a sudden huge increase in research funding,' he said. 'It will take time to build up [universities'] research capacity.' Kwok Sun, University of Hong Kong ...

  9. Tax breaks could spice up fund's appeal

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... as they were considered higher risk. Hong Kong Investment Funds Association executive director Sally Wong Chi-ming said: 'While we understand emerging markets can be volatile, there is a segment ... reached about HK$110,000, according to the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association. Meanwhile, recent government discussions to allow employees the option of choosing their MPF providers, ...

  10. Pictet Funds touts global themes for HK products

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... in the near term. Sales fell 14 per cent in November from October and 54.4 per cent from December, according to a tally by the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association. Data for this year has not yet ... Nick Westra Pictet Funds, a leading European fund distribution company, yesterday made a splash in the local fund management industry by launching retail operations in Hong Kong and making ...




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