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  1. 'Rogue' trading is actually business as usual in world of investment banking

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... investment banking. Martin Wolf, a member of that British committee, wrote that: 'I could not have asked for a better illustration of the unregulatable risks to which investment banks ... and the savings of ordinary depositors; let the investment bankers gamble with their own money without bank licences or protection of taxpayers' funds. There is a wider point about the sickness ...

  2. 500 'spies' uncover investing minefield

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... than 20,000 investors have complained that they have been misled by staff at banks and brokerages about the risk of investment products issued or guaranteed by Lehman Brothers. The minibonds became worthless when the US investment bank collapsed. The HKMA and the SFC yesterday separately released reports on the mystery shopper programme, saying the exercise revealed there was still ...

  3. Bonuses just another bafflement in world of investment banking

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... kind- how can you investment banks have the gall to pay huge bonuses to your already high-paid staff so soon after a financial crisis that you yourselves were instrumental in causing? I shall ... I was not instrumental in causing but did not do much to help my clients avoid. And I understand the dilemma of the investment bank directors who throw up their hands in gestures of helplessness when chided ...

  4. New ruling spells end to pre-IPO investment

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... signed investment banking deals. The move is designed to protect retail investors' interests. According to the Securities Association of China, an organisation under the direct control of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, mainland securities firms will not be allowed to participate in pre-listing deals if their investment banking units have been appointed as underwriters ...

  5. Property measures eat into real estate investment

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the first half, compared with 18.1 per cent growth in the first five months, from the corresponding periods last year. China Construction Bank-owned investment bank CCB International forecasts property sales will continue to improve. A survey by the investment bank shows developers have a more positive market outlook now than they had last month because of expected launches ...

  6. On the move

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and sales for Rovio Mobile. Frances Lim Vice-president, investment advisory and sales Citi Private Bank Lim joins from Credit Suisse Private Bank, where she was an investment counsellor for seven years. Prior to that, she was an investment consultant for Taiwanese and Malaysian clients with the international personal banking unit of Citibank in Singapore. Goh Kwang Meng Director, ...

  7. Rules hamper use of yuan for overseas investment

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... As a result, they preferred to use dollars. Ma said the policy was one-sided. While the People's Bank of China may have allowed mainland firms to invest overseas in yuan via Hong Kong, companies ... mainland firms have hung back from using yuan to go shopping overseas. 'So far, we have not heard of much overseas direct investment in yuan,' Jun Ma, chief economist for Greater China ...

  8. Global banks may fail over Europe's woes

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Veteran Wall Street banking analyst Mike Mayo says banks could collapse because of their exposure to Europe's debt crisis. Mayo is known for his strong criticisms of United States banks and their role in causing the global financial crisis in 2008. 'There is a pretty good chance that some serious capital market losses will take place in another ...

  9. Fastest growth can be found in markets closest to home

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in point. Established in 2008, it was set up to address the needs of a niche market: individuals with over US$30 million in investable assets. 'The broader private banking market is crowded ... such as BSI Bank, the oldest bank in Ticino, the southernmost canton in Switzerland, is also looking to beef up its competency in the city. BSI Investment Advisors, an investment advisory company ...

  10. Shih did it her way

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the industry change dramatically. 'Every other bank is investing [in wealth management], so it's very competitive, for people and clients,' Shih says. 'It [seems] like ... that UBS will go through a reorganisation. This would follow an earlier move by UBS, in 2009, when it split the bank's three main businesses- private banking, asset management and investment ...




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