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  1. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Standard Life Investments to tap investment shift

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... shift in market Standard Life Investments, the US$270 billion investment management arm of British-listed life insurer Standard Life, is planning a major expansion in Asia to exploit ... for the multi-asset manager in an environment of low returns and high volatilities, he said. "This is the year Standard Life Investments will focus on Asia, after building up people and relationships ...

  2. Business - Money

    Bankers ride boom in social enterprises

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Investing in public service could generate healthy returns with focus on mass market Bankers ride boom in social enterprises Putting private capital to public service is booming in Asia, and some investment bankers are quitting their high-profile jobs to support "clean and green" enterprises. The switch does not mean forsaking the pursuit ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Asian banks win as rich seek safety

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Assets under management at Bank of Singapore will have doubled in three years as the rich change their investment thinking, says chief When the world's richest people want to manage ... their clients to switch their investments, too. "It is very hard to grow [assets] and in the meantime to maintain your profitability," said de Guzman, who has been in the private banking ...

  5. Big banks bleed off jobs over summer

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... major financial institutions, including Daiwa Securities, Japan's No2 brokerage by revenue, and Macquarie, Australia's top investment bank, downsized some of their operations in Hong ... George Chen and Lulu Chen For some investment bankers in Hong Kong, this year's summer breaks aren't turning out to be a welcome holiday. Over the past few weeks, about 10 big ...

  6. Banks clamour to manage Asia's riches

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... architecture and separation from investment banking arms mean they don't push in-house products. But big private banks that are part of global financial firms, the so-called universal banks, argue ... manager for Citi Private Bank. '[Our clients] have the ability to tap world-class services from our corporate and investment bank, our commercial bank, GTS [global transaction services] ...

  7. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    China's sovereign wealth fund to focus on Asia investments

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... of the world's largest store of foreign wealth lauded the British approach to overseas investment in public sector projects as one for the world to follow. He said the policy response to Europe's debt crisis was a reason to stay underweight on bonds and stocks there. "There is a rise in protectionism in both trade and investment in some Western countries," said the China ...

  8. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    The burning question: has Asia truly lost its mojo?

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the International Monetary Fund warned developing Asia to brace for shocks from the West. Then the Asian Development Bank (ADB) slashed its regional growth forecasts. Now analysts are concerned that Asia ... by controversy. "Given that growth is highly investment-driven, supported especially by the public sector, any leadership change is bound to have a large impact on activity," Qu and Neumann ...

  9. Bright future predicted for banks in Asia

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The firm polled chief financial officers from multinational companies, medium-sized companies and banks in 13 Asian countries. It predicted that corporate and investment banking revenues in the Asia-Pacific region would rise to US$792 billion in 2015 from US$442 billion last year. It said corporate banking would continue to generate more revenue than investment banking, rising to an estimated ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Credit Suisse trains sights on Asia's growing wealth

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Suisse, the second-largest bank in Switzerland, will focus on developing its wealth management and investment banking businesses in Asia in the next few years to tap the region's rapidly ... are now worth 107 billion francs, about 13 per cent of its assets under management worldwide in its wealth management business. While many investment banks had to lay off staff last year, ...




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