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  1. Business - Money - ENERGY

    Squeezed funds shy away from green investments

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Squeezed funds shy away from green investments Institutional investors are under pressure to maximise returns amid "ultra-low" interest rates, and are unlikely to invest in projects that mitigate climate change unless forced to do so by governments, according to a veteran fund manager. Stuart Leckie, chairman of Hong Kong-based pension fund ...

  2. Hedge funds grow as tighter checks loom

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... investments in stocks, bonds and commodities, hedge fund managers use a range of investment strategies and derivatives to increase their performance and to beat the markets. After the financial crisis ... to allowing room for industry development and growth without compromising investor protection.' Hong Kong Investment Funds Association chief executive Sally Wong Chi-ming said all key financial ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Investors can count on low cost, reliability

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... their funds are invested in. And remember, the overall return they deliver is further depressed by the fees sliced off the top - fees levied regardless of performance. More fundamental, ... possibilities, as their very nature is to embrace the entire investment universe of whichever index they mimic. Mutual funds require discretion and the skill of the fund managers to beat the performances ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Hua An sues Lehman Brothers over US$90m loss by QDII fund

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Hua An Fund Management has sued Lehman Brothers in a Shanghai court, seeking compensation of more than US$90 million for losses incurred in an investment ... for the qualified domestic institutional investor fund in late 2006 and invested nearly all the assets in structured notes guaranteed by Lehman that were linked to assets including stocks, bonds ...

  10. Retail investors redeem record US$4.65b from funds

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

    ... Enoch Yiu The local fund industry registered a record outflow last year, with net redemptions reaching US$4.65 billion as investors withdrew their money during the market slump. Hong Kong retail investors last year redeemed US$22.6 billion from the market while buying US$17.95 billion in new funds, according to statistics posted on the Hong Kong Investment Fund Association website ...




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