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  1. Mainlanders lose faith in mutual funds

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investors: don't take our business for granted. The number of equity investment funds is soaring. China's 60-odd fund management firms are expected to launch an aggregate 150 new funds ... in investing heavily in those dark horses that brought handsome returns to the funds managed by him,' he said. 'It is reasonable that the regulator should conduct a probe into his practices ...

  2. Transaction gives investors exposure to regional markets

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and tax deducted at source or arising on income received. Maronilla adds that stamp duties are exempted. The fund trades in lots of 10, like a stock, with the minimum investment amount of about US$1,200. Maronilla believes there is a benefit to investing in an exchange traded pooled fund vehicle such as the PAIF. It is easy and convenient to buy and sell during trading hours, just like ...

  3. Weighing diversity and risk exposure

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... according to Bank Consortium Trust Company's (BCT) internal data, 35 per cent of members invest their MPF money in one single fund and, among them, 36 per cent choose lower risk funds when, under different circumstances, higher risk funds could be more appropriate. To help contributors overcome the problems arising from uncertain investment behaviour and prepare them ...

  4. Abu Dhabi woos investors in Asia after Dubai crisis

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... the neighbouring emirate of Dubai. Top executives of Invest AD also made stops in Beijing and Singapore during their trip to the region. They talked to fund houses about setting up investment products ... Invest AD, formally known as Abu Dhabi Investment, was created in 1977. It is owned by a sovereign wealth fund of the United Arab Emirates and has a mandate to attract and manage third-party ...

  5. Regulator 'could have avoided minibond fiasco'

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... different standards used by the commission's investment products and corporate finance departments, and lax supervision and staff inexperience contributed to the Lehman minibond fiasco. Minibonds were handled by the corporate finance department, which only required that necessary product information be disclosed, and not the investment products department, which looked at whether ...

  6. HK's fund takes risk investing with hedge funds, private equity firms

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is shifting part of its HK$1.56 trillion in Exchange Fund assets into riskier investments with hedge funds and private equity firms, according ... an HKMA spokesperson said yesterday. 'The HKMA does not comment on the investment operation of the Exchange Fund due to the market sensitive nature of the information.' The fund exists ...

  7. Protection must extend to financial investments

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but much more needs to be done. In Hong Kong, besides mutual funds, investment-linked insurance and other financial products often contain undisclosed commissions, hidden fees and recurrent ... to a tepid and jobless economic recovery. The new law's impact- on US banks and investment houses, consumer protection, and the derivatives market- will be felt for decades to come. Despite ...

  8. A bumpy ride for Asean-focused investment funds

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Oliver Jones

    ... in the main Indonesian, Thai, Philippine, and Malaysian indices. But these rises have not made owning an Asean-focused investment fund commensurately rewarding since the larger number of companies listed on Singapore and Malaysia's stock exchanges means that these markets feature strongly in benchmark indices. JP Morgan Asset Management's JF Asean fund was 39.3 per cent invested ...


    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In addition to being able to monitor investment fund performance, regular checking will quickly reveal if an employer has defaulted on payment. Check the status of your fund at least once a year to ensure performance is in keeping with lifestyle goals. Don't switch funds frequently as you will lose money because of short-term market fluctuations. Make a note of fees and charges. ...

  10. Mainland pension fund earmarks 7b yuan for five investment targets

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland pension fund has chosen five funds to invest in this year, and the amount may involve up to 7 billion yuan (HK$7.96 billion), the fund's head said yesterday. Dai ... as the nation's US$300 billion sovereign fund managed by China Investment Corp were eager to find overseas investment targets. 'I've said so to many bankers. Try to find us good overseas ...




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