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  1. Managing risk, art of diplomacy are indispensable at MSIG

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to appreciate its importance in all walks of life, at both personal and professional level. To me, risk is an opportunity and, at the same time, a danger. It has to be managed. As a management trainee, I wish to understand as much as possible about the company in the hope of developing my own risk management philosophy. In the future, I hope to pass on my experiences to junior colleagues ...

  2. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT: FUND MANAGEMENT

    Searching for a star fund manager

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by KEVIN MCQUEEN

    ... is to be able to protect as much as possible against downside risks and shocks," says Chi. "Managers that adopt an actively-managed approach and those who use an element of hedging tend ... Kevin McQueen The best exponents still surpass the market despite volatility, writes Kevin McQueen Searching for a star fund manager   Warren Buffett once famously said: "if you have ...

  3. Underwriting the risks of the shipping business

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Indemnity Club, moving to underwriting nine years ago. He is now marine underwriting manager for the Greater China region for ACE Insurance. He shares some tips with Wong Yat-hei What's your academic background? I studied for my bachelor in business transport and logistics management from Royal Melbourne Institute Technology University. I obtained my LLB from Manchester Metropolitan ...

  4. Business - Money

    Leverage: ramp up your investment and your risk

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... The private bank holds onto the CD for the life of the loan as collateral, which is why they can lend at such a low rate. The client takes on fairly acceptable risks. The A-rated Bank of China is unlikely to default on a CD within the next 12 months. The client is also taking currency risk, as the instrument is yuan denominated, and the loan is in US dollars. A small drop in the value ...

  5. Fund managers need help to kick their hubristic habits

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland After a string of recent hedge fund failures, regulators, accountants and industry groups are growing increasingly concerned about how hedge fund managers value their portfolios. The problem is especially acute in Asia, where according to a recent survey by the Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima), 62 per cent of hedge funds have no formal policy ...

  6. Flexibility in management tool

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... of the owner's choice manages the assets in a manner that reflects their investment-risk profile. Policy proceeds are paid directly to the beneficiaries nominated by the owner upon his or her death, ... David Evans Clients looking for a money management tool offering tax, succession and asset protection combined with the flexibility to cash in the value of the assets at any time ...

  7. Balance your portfolio with managed funds

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Hanson

    ... therefore, funds were a better option compared to individual shares. 'Managed funds help spread the risk across a number of firms, sectors and countries,' he said. ... Robert Hanson ONE IMPORTANT message that came across at the recent Wealth Management Conference hosted by the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong and Courses & Seminars ...

  8. 'Risks involved justify high returns'

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... obtaining traditional bank loans. Start-up firms usually lose money before becoming profitable, making fixed-debt payments to banks difficult to manage. PE serves critical roles in helping small ... or global player,' he says. 'The risk of an investment failing is very real and can be as high as one-in-five. Therefore, the risks involved justify the high return expectation ...

  9. Big banks' managed wealth takes a hit

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... banks' wealth management business. Credit Suisse, UBS, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup, among other financial behemoths, have taken massive subprime-related losses. All told, US banks have lost ... for risk, but I don't see that the business was shrinking.' And private banking portfolios are getting pinched in other ways, too. Hang Seng Bank, the largest local lender, announced ...

  10. All firms need to carefully manage their working capital

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... are still buying corporate bonds, more attention is being paid to quality now than in the past few years. Because of this situation, firms of all sizes need to manage their cash inflows and outflows ... difficult, as is the ability to borrow to roll over existing debt, so firms must manage their working capital more carefully. The increased level of business uncertainty also results in firms wanting ...




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