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  1. G20 should ban universal banks to prevent next crisis

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... at their more glamorous investment banking cousins, rushed into new business areas. They took advantage of their balance sheet heft to set up securities arms, derivatives businesses, proprietary trading ... and the conservative are soon pushed out. As a result, regulatory demarcation is needed to restrict the activities of deposit-taking banks and to segregate them from investment banks. And the regulation must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675318/g20-should-ban-universal-banks-prevent-next-crisis
  2. Banks assign investing zone for retail clients

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Hong Kong depositors have more protection against the mis-selling of investment products under new rules to tighten banks' sales practices following the Lehman Brothers Holdings minibond scandal, but they have to spend more time to buy an investment product from the lenders. From yesterday, retail banks are required to physically separate retail investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694378/banks-assign-investing-zone-retail-clients
  3. Nomura sheds 20 HK staff in investment banking division

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Nomura Holdings, the largest securities firm in Japan, laid off 20 Hong Kong staff in its investment banking division on Wednesday, sources at the bank said. The brokerage let a further 30 investment banking staff go from offices around Asia excluding Japan. The lay-offs represent 2 per cent of the company's 2,500 employees in Asia excluding Japan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677104/nomura-sheds-20-hk-staff-investment-banking-division
  4. Athletes can bank on a brighter future thanks to smart investment

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the bank's US$17.7 billion rights issue - the largest single fund-raising exercise in Hong Kong and Britain. My decision was simple for I only had a pittance at stake. But in the case of Hong ... or not to buy? This was the matter the SF&OC executive had to ponder last month at an extraordinary general meeting. The decision was unanimous - go for it. So the resolution was passed to invest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676512/athletes-can-bank-brighter-future-thanks-smart-investment
  5. A rising investment banking star before the fall

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and acquisitions or sought initial public offerings. International investment banks were eager to hire mainlanders who had a western education and could speak fluent English. Du joined Morgan Stanley Asia ... Enoch Yiu Du Jun, convicted yesterday in Hong Kong's biggest insider trading case, was once a rising young investment banker in the city because of his strong mainland background, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692196/rising-investment-banking-star-fall
  6. Daewoo Securities plans to open investment bank in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick Daewoo Securities, South Korea's second-largest brokerage by market capitalisation, is setting up a full-service investment bank in Hong Kong. The brokerage has begun ... spotted opportunities to hire financial experts and launch new businesses. Japan's Nomura bought the Asian operations of collapsed American investment bank Lehman Brothers last September, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686719/daewoo-securities-plans-open-investment-bank-hong-kong
  7. 77-year-old sues Swiss bank over HK$200m loss on her investments

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A 77-year-old woman with three years of schooling who says she lost most of her HK$260 million fortune on investments known as accumulators is seeking damages from Swiss bank UBS. Mainland-born Chan Wai-yee says UBS induced her to invest without explaining the risk and instructed her to sign documents in English, a language she does not know. In a writ filed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688178/77-year-old-sues-swiss-bank-over-hk200m-loss-her-investments
  8. 150 more axed in investment banking cull

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick and Wong Ka-chun Fresh wave of job cuts begins in HK A fresh wave of investment banking job cuts in Hong Kong has begun, with more than 150 bankers either having lost ... a Standard Chartered spokesman said. UBS, which lost US$17 billion last year, is cutting 2,000 investment banking staff globally. The cuts began late last month and will continue for the rest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669763/150-more-axed-investment-banking-cull
  9. Wealth managers work hard to regain investors' trust

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... are still spooked and have clung to cash. That has driven a wedge in relationships with private bankers. Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management had reached out to clients by explaining how ... Bank has also stepped up efforts to educate investors on the lessons of the financial crisis, such as the need for downside protection and the presence of counterparty risk. It has started ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695792/wealth-managers-work-hard-regain-investors-trust
  10. Tough times not over yet as more investment bankers get the axe

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick In a sign the financial market recovery could be short-lived, investment banks are continuing to axe highly paid staff in Hong Kong. This week, Credit Suisse is firing 10 ... the city's highest earners and spenders. Recruiters said investment banks would only hire very senior managing directors- so-called 'rainmakers' who boast cast-iron relationships ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680858/tough-times-not-over-yet-more-investment-bankers-get-axe

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