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  1. Well-managed wealth of opportunities

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... management operations amid the volatility elsewhere in world. To tap into the Asian miracle, Pictet- the Swiss private bank- is selectively recruiting experienced senior bankers to add to its 45 staff in Hong Kong. 'We are expanding substantially, but we always grow organically,' says Nicolas Staerkle, managing director, wealth management, Pictet (Asia). Values ...

  2. Quota for yuan scheme too small, says manager

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... investor demand, according to China Universal Asset Management, one of the first to be granted a quota. Beijing has so far approved a quota of 10.7 billion yuan for 10 mainland investment firms ... Universal in 2005, said one major obstacle to launching the RQFII scheme was the lack of consensus on the level of risk it might pose for mainland capital markets. But he believed that now ...

  3. Liquidity outflow seen as risk for HK equities

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee The Hong Kong equity market could suffer more short-term shocks as liquidity is likely to flow into US markets, according to JP Morgan Asset Management. The Hang Seng Index ... slowing down global recovery. JP Morgan Asset Management's Emerson Yip, who manages Greater China equity funds, said that better US statistics including employment data could attract some ...

  4. High-risk derivatives expected to remain popular

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam Anita.lam@scmp.com High-risk derivatives, especially those based on stock indexes, are expected to remain popular during next year's first quarter. A stagnant stock market ... a stock's intraday range is usually not enough to provide an immediate return, so investors turned to derivatives,' Lee said. Speculation in these high-risk products has become so active ...

  5. Exchange unveils HK$4.9b risk fund

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'unhappy'. 'When you ask people to pay more, of course they are unhappy,' Li said. 'However, we still have to push this market reform plan forward to improve risk management ... Securities, does not agree with the reform. 'It's good that the exchange is improving its risk management, but I find many of the technical calculations are not sensible,' he said. ...

  6. Risks call for diversified approach to Russia

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... through diversified and actively managed mutual funds. We seldom have demand for structured products linked to Russia. We have, however, seen client appetite for currency products linked ... Depositary Receipts, had an annualised return of 28.1 per cent last year. In 2006 it had an annualised return of 46.83 per cent. To tap these opportunities, fund managers in the past two years have ...

  7. Rail builder to gain from growth outlook but faces valuation risk

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... contractor- must benefit from that.' But Mr Tam warned that the high price-earnings ratio of 30 may lead fund managers to sell after the company launches its public offering, though he said ... on transport infrastructure projects and a surge in raw materials prices could be risk factors leading to a squeeze in profitability for railway companies. 'Therefore, the company must control ...

  8. SAFE risks slipping on big oil investments

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the finance ministry-controlled sovereign wealth fund, that has acquired the holding. Rather, it is the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, or SAFE, the central bank body charged with managing ... it to stay above US$75 for the foreseeable future, SAFE's managers have concluded that oil company shares are a solid commercial investment. Maybe, but BP and Total are the laggards of big oil. ...

  9. Market free from mainland regulatory risk, says HKEx

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Hong Kong stock exchange chairman Ronald Arculli yesterday rejected foreign media claims that the city's stock market is under growing regulatory risk from ... on the proportion of their portfolio managers can invest in Hong Kong stocks,' Mr Arculli said. ...

  10. Banks face bigger risk than subprime

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... turns can be severe. And if Wall Street giants like Citigroup and Merrill Lynch, with their massive risk-management resources, can get things so badly wrong, it would be foolish to believe ... debt in the United States. Investors are right to worry about hidden threats to mainland banks' balance sheets, but if they are concerned about risks posed by US assets, ...




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