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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    What's in a name? Some insurance policies smell too sweet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 12:19pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... banning products from being called life insurance if the life coverage is too low. New guidance issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance last week on investment-linked insurance ... insurance policies", as they are called in the industry, provide only 1 per cent of the account's value for life protection. Because ‘bonds’ sound like a safe investment, and if a bond ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    SFC suffers wider loss, but still a rich regulator

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu With reserves inflated by income linked to turnover, it should switch to more stable source SFC's riches showit's time to changerevenue model The Securities and Futures Commission may have seen its loss widen last quarter but it is sti ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    Pre-check rule could see fewer investors ride through train

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:45am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Mainland's morning settlement rule could be a hindrance to cross-border exchange integration Pre-checking could hinder through train If Beijing wants to encourage more overseas investment in mainland A shares via the stock through-train scheme, due to start in October, it might have to rethink its 7.30am pre-check settlement rule. More trading and settlement ...

  5. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Stock through train will chug along the weight of regulatory restrictions

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:28pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... far, so good. But other figures from the survey are more telling. They indicate clients would invest only a small portion of their portfolio in A shares. Only 2 per cent would invest more than half of their portfolio in A shares, while 24 per cent would invest only 5 to 10 per cent of their funds. The figures indicate a willingness to test the waters but a reluctance to hitch a ride ...

  6. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    MPF employees should wake up and choose their funds

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Around 600,000 in Hong Kong have yet to make a decision on where to invest their MPF money Employees should wake up and choose their funds Hong Kong's ... commentators want the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority to go further, capping the fees of other investment funds, White Collar thinks the next step should be a study into why so many ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Consolidation the way forward for Hong Kong's brokerage sector

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 11:59am by Enoch Yiu

    ... they have many die-hard customers In contrast, the number of licensed securities brokerages, which used to dominate the investment sector, grew only 1.25 per cent to 969 at the end of May. However, ... A shares. Fund houses are, in fact, not the major competitors for brokers. There are retail investors who like to make their own investment choices and pick their own stocks, and these are loyal ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Give new insurance regulator power to examine pay and products

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:47am by Enoch Yiu

    ... insurance policies but also risky investment-linked policies. But the reform should go further. Regulating sales agents or bank staff alone is not enough; lawmakers should also consider the role ... investment-linked policies with 25-year terms to save the jobs of their children working in the insurance industry. If the new regulator wants to stop mis-selling, it must have the power to check whether ...




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