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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Provinces to get green light for fund investment

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com The mainland is likely to allow provincial-level pension funds to invest in stocks, in a move that could free up to 580 billion yuan (HK$713.4 billion) of capital for equity investments. According to two sources, the authorities are drawing up rules governing stock investments by locally managed pension funds. This is seen as a bold step ...

  4. Computerised trading takes the emotion out of investing

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... or following the herd, they are turning to managed futures funds, which rely on computer trading systems designed to capitalise on the market's mood swings. One of the few investments ... Futures, a managed futures fund authorised for sale by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong, has a comparable amount of volatility to investments in stocks, she said. There is little ...

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    Beijing is key to city's fund success

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to extend profit tax exemptions to offshore private equity funds. He also wants to allow Hong Kong funds to set up as open-ended investment firms instead of trusts, as required under existing rules. ... Yuen-yung, the chief executive of BEA Union Investment Management, said the government reform plans would help to attract more funds to set up locally. Out of about 1,850 authorised in Hong Kong, ...

  6. Retail investment funds soar but new rules cloud prospects

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Commission. Hong Kong Investment Funds Association chairman Desmond Ng Ka-yiu said sales amounted to US$26.87 billion in the first 11 months of last year, up 98 per cent from US$13.54 billion in 2009. After deducting fund redemptions, the net sales figures showed even stronger growth, 173 per cent to US$6.12 billion. 'Investors have regained their confidence in investing after ...


    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. ...

  8. What weasel words of investment truly mean

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... and allows firms to write off goodwill which is, of course, hard to quantify. This can be a method of burying costs and distorting the value of a business. Balanced Fund managers and investment advisers tend to use this term to suggest an objective standard for balancing an investment fund. In reality it is a subjective term expressing a view of how balance can be achieved. For example, ...

  9. Mainland fund managers see potential for overseas investment

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Despite rocky global markets, foreign fund managers are pressing ahead with plans to boost the overseas investments of mainlanders through the qualified domestic institutional ... and investors would gradually grow to appreciate the benefits of funds. The QDII scheme allows mainlanders to invest in overseas funds and stock markets through government-designated banks. 'China ...

  10. Beijing, Shanghai to catch up with HK in fund investments

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Some mainland cities will catch up with Hong Kong over the next five years in the penetration rate of investment funds as a result of the fast-growing economy and the qualified domestic institutional investor (QDII) scheme, according to the newly elected chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA), Gerry Ng Joo-yeow. In an interview with the South China ...




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