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  1. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Let SFC regulate investment-linked insurance policies

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:41am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu New insurance regulator may lack expertise when it comes to investment-linked policies ILAS regulation best handled by SFC The Hong Kong government will finally push ahead with the long-awaited establishment of an Insurance Authority next year, but the reform has not gone far enough to solve the problem of investment-linked assurance schemes (ILAS). To protect the interest ...

  2. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Why few retail investors might board the 'through train'

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:43am by Enoch Yiu

    ... with the criterion in the Hong Kong regulation that defines a professional investor, for the purpose of access to sophisticated investment products, as one who has at least HK$8 million. However, the through ...

  3. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Poor-mouthing brokers have fat bottom lines

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 10:55am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The industry's net profit peaked at HK$32.4 billion that year when Beijing said in August it might start a "through-train" scheme to allow mainlanders to directly invest in the Hong Kong ... the qualified domestic institutional investor scheme to allow mainlanders to invest more in offshore markets, including Hong Kong. If this reform materialises, it will be good news for brokers. ...

  4. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Hong Kong brokers left out by new 'through train' plan

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:59am by Enoch Yiu

    ... obsolete. The QDII programme allowed mainlanders to invest offshore through fund products offered by banks or fund houses that succeeded in obtaining a quota. If the "through train" plan ...

  5. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Hold your fire on investing in China baby boom

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Talk of one-child policy easing has stirred trend watchers, but it may not make much difference Hold your fire on investing in China baby boom Beijing's urbanisation plans may be about to compress the country's already worrisome birth rate further. That is not good for an economy that faces a dwindling labour force in the future. But news that the central ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Offshore yuan centres not the biggest threat to Hong Kong's financial sector

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:07pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... field for listings of mainland firms. At present, 60 per cent of foreign direct investment in the mainland flows from Hong Kong, and 30 per cent of the mainland's exports are handled ... and other investment products. The key question is whether the local bourse and financial firms in the city are well enough prepared for that day. enoch.yiu@scmp.com ...

  7. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Qianhai the likely winner in the rush for Hong Kong investment

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

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Of Guangdong's three special economic zones, Qianhai is most attractive for financial investors Qianhai the likely winner in the rush for HK investment ... billion yuan of investment in its first three years, mainly in tourism and leisure projects. That may make it suitable for retail and other service industry operators. Hengqin, with an area of 106 ...

  8. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Big players unlikely to heed welcome move by smallest MPF provider

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:27am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Market leaders unlikely to follow Haitong's move to reduce management fees on their products Small MPF players fight tough battle to stay in the game Haitong International Securities having to resort to waiving its investment management fees on Mandatory Provident Fund offerings for three years shows the difficulty small players face ...

  9. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Time for action on insurance investment-linked products

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Without any regulator to oversee the sector, the government needs to act before it is too late Time for action on insurance investment-linked products The best news heard last week is that our securities watchdog will look into the regulation of investment-linked insurance products- a good move that should have come earlier. But it is still not too ...

  10. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    SFC 'suffers' from an embarrassment of riches in Year of the Horse

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:57am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to spend.   Favourable first half Keeping with the New Year theme, White Collar has been chatting with fung shui master Wong Man-chiu in the hope of getting some investment tips. The Year ...




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