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  1. Funds hurt by volatility

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stock markets have been volatile globally and the fund industry, especially those connected to the Mandatory Provident Fund in Hong Kong, has suffered badly as a result. Fund managers are already talking of the possibility that all the gains derived in the first half of the year will be wiped out. According to the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA), in the first six ...

  2. Investment funds record 31pc decline in net inflows

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Profit taking on equity positions mounts on rising valuations Net inflows into Hong Kong-approved investment funds in the first five months of the year were 31 per cent lower than a year earlier as investors exiting equity funds, especially mainland plays, partly offset an increase in new money. The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association said gross fund sales ...

  3. Investor-protection measures now too onerous for buyers

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the day's event occurred during the panel discussion after his speech. During the discussion about regulations, the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA) screened a video showing a group ... Enoch Yiu Ashley Alder, the new chief executive of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), made his maiden speech to the fifth annual conference of the Hong Kong Investment Funds ...

  4. MPF investment caps may exclude managers from subscribing to issue

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and codes,' said Sally Wong of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association. Mark Konyn of fund management specialist RCM said an MPF fund could invest in a rights issue if that company's stock did ... Natalie Chiu and Enoch Yiu Investment caps on the Mandatory Provident Fund may mean pension fund managers will not be able to subscribe to the HSBC rights issue. And even ...

  5. 'China factor' boosts funds industry by 18.6pc

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong's fund management industry grew to HK$10.09 trillion last year, up 18.6 per cent from a year earlier, as investors returned to the market after the 2008 financial crisis, Securities and Futures Commission figures released yesterday show. Sally Wong, chief executive of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, said the growth was a result ...

  6. Investors have more confidence in bond funds

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for stable returns, according to the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association. Equity fund sales remained lacklustre in the first two months of this year despite the steady rebound in stock markets, ... equity funds, with US$301 million. Hong Kong equity funds attracted most of the inflows, pulling US$522 million in net inflows. $16.6b The amount of gross sales in bond funds last year, in US$- ...

  7. Far-reaching tentacles of the US taxman

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... covered by the Mandatory Provident Fund may be affected. The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association and investment fund associations in India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia, and Singapore last week ... conflict with the local law in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. This makes it hard for Asia fund houses to comply. To make matters worse, the fund houses may have US investors and not know it. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Threat to MPF and Asian funds from US law

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Some of the 2.5 million Hong Kong employees covered by the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) may be in for a nasty shock when a new US tax law comes into effect ... Investment Funds Association and investment fund associations in India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia and Singapore last week joined forces to complain to US authorities about the legislation and call ...

  10. 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 ...




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