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  1. Welfare fund awaits investment nod

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing Attempts to invest in overseas markets are being hobbled by government inertia China's National Social Security Fund is still waiting for the green light ... by the closure of state-owned enterprises that can no longer afford retirement pay. The fund is mandated to invest up to 40 per cent of its assets in the stock market, although its investments so far ...

  2. Rainy-day strategy builds secure and comfortable life

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... they have to put away, how much return is needed on investments and, importantly, when the investment goal will realistically be achieved. Ms Pi said the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) had been ... and mutual funds rose 20 per cent to US$342 billion. The investment choices available have also risen. The total number of 'collective investment schemes' at the end of last June was 2,462, ...

  3. Rough months await fund industry

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Both gross and net sales plummet in the second quarter after beginning the year with a strong increase The investment fund industry may have to endure two more months of lacklustre sales before growth picks up again in the fourth quarter, according to Oppenheimer Funds (Asia) managing director Lavin Mok. Figures released by the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association ...

  4. Move to pin right labels on funds

    Posted Oct 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... to invest in a spectrum of technologies were dangerously overweight in dotcoms. When the crash came, many collapsed in a manner that did not match what was presented in the fund prospectus. ... of investment style. The technique requires little data, only fund returns and the returns of a limited number of benchmarks. However, it was criticised for its dependence on past performance data, ...

  5. Room for change as investors gain interest

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis An easing of investment restrictions on the government-run fund could make it even easier for contributors to put money away for their retirement years NEARLY FOUR YEARS after the launch of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) there is growing evidence that contributors may invest more of their salaries as a safeguard for their future. The Bank Consortium Trust (BCT) ...

  6. High demand for investment funds likely to be sustained

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Investment firms are betting on a strong fund market this year after January's record investment fund sales figures, although most agreed that the pace of growth ... believe strong demand for investment funds is here to stay. 'During the second half of last year, we've witnessed a rise in value of almost every asset class, other than the US dollar, ...

  7. New guaranteed funds offer equity links

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Belgium bank KBC Asset Management has released two new guaranteed funds. Each offers a 10 per cent coupon payable at the end of the first year, and regular yearly distributions over a 10-year maturity. The funds have an equity-linked portion selected from a basket of 26 international blue-chip companies. The performance of the underlying shares determines the potential yearly ...

  8. China fund rules out big overseas investment

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu in Beijing The top official at China's National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has ruled out investing in overseas stocks this year, dashing hopes in Hong Kong for a multibillion-dollar influx from across the border. Xiang Huaicheng, president of the National Social Security Fund Council, also said that overseas investments might be as small as US$500 million to US$1 ...

  9. Wider choices fuel public interest in savvy investment strategies

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) launched in 2001 has been one of the key drivers shaping the public's interest in looking for better ways to invest, grow and protect ... funds, 136 investment-linked assurance schemes, and 250 MPF pooled investment funds, with a total of US$342 billion under management. A decade ago there were only a few dozen products to choose ...

  10. Merrill Lynch fund-raising frolics prove to be a big hit

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... RICHARD CASTKA Merrill Lynch has surpassed its estimated fund-raising goal, bringing in nearly $800,000 for Operation Santa Claus. The prominent financial services firm had said ... The institute is seeking an extra instructor from Columbia and funding for a second classroom at its small school in Repulse Bay. The Alzheimer's Association is seeking an early assessment centre ...




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