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  1. Fund manager spreads bets in survival of fittest

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... haunting the markets. But using a time-tested strategy of spreading his bets, he has managed to keep the faith in steady returns while fellow hedge funds fall by the wayside. Most investors have clung to the sidelines over the past year after watching financial markets buckle under the weight of mounting strains on the global financial system. But Mr Lam, managing director of clients ...

  2. Curbs needed on insurers taking too much risk

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... lost an average of 31.5 per cent, the worst ever. It found 53 per cent of pension trustees had cut the risk profile of their portfolios and the same percentage of fund managers say the crisis ... bailouts, Citigroup, is a financial giant doing commercial, private and investment banking as well as asset management business. These players are just too big to collapse and the government has ...

  3. Hospital pay holdouts risk 'punishment'

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... doctors, 18 nurses, three allied health workers and four senior management members or others. The paper proposes that these staff be ineligible for annual pay rises for at least five years or until ... manager recommends the granting of an increment, it is difficult to see how the Hospital Authority can bar that,' the discussion paper says. The authority says it will write to individual ...

  4. Manager suspended, bank says HSBC deal still on

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and received an A rating as a company. However, auditors found a slush fund of 2.41 million yuan for the personal use of the branch employees, especially those in the risk-management department. ... in a rare statement that it had suspended the manager of the branch in Jinzhou, Liaoning province, which faked 221 million yuan in non-performing loans. It also said the State Council and more than ...

  5. Rugby lover happy to take risks

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... that success comes from accepting challenges and taking risks Stepping Up Director HK$50,000 to HK$60,000 10 years or above Associate director HK$30,000 to HK$45,000 Eight to 10 years Manager HK$20,000 ... grounding, he took over the firm's residential division, managing a team of 12 to 14 women and taking responsibility for the profit and loss of the division. Both tasks involved a steep learning ...

  6. Anger management

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Nations Security Council. But now the story at Hubei Wushang Group, China's 18th-largest retailer, has changed. 'We never stopped selling Japanese goods,' said a manager at one ... cities, people are more sophisticated and judge products on their merits.' Business leaders who try to play a role in the dispute run a serious risk. Yotaro Kobayashi, chairman of Fuji Xerox, ...

  7. Changes vital for HK to compete

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba Recessionary alarm bells are ringing across the logistics sector with experts warning that supply chain management must undergo 'rigorous' changes if Hong Kong ... prices and exchange rates. The situation has been worsened by suppliers' liquidity. K.K. Leung, managing director of UPS Hong Kong and Macau, said 2009 was likely to be a 'watershed ...

  8. Do your homework, gauge your risks, banker advises

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Investment guru believes in knowing the fundamentals As a private banker, Timothy Lo, managing director of CIC Investors, recommends a wide range of products to investors, from ... banker, Mr Lo said he always warned clients about the risks. But some ignored his advice, while others took their business to other institutions. He urges investors to do their homework ...

  9. Profit lies in improved outsourcing

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... with the most profit potential for firms with an appetite for a moderate level of risk is outsourcing- known as second and third-party logistics (3PL)- where net margins range from 5 to 10 per cent, according to the report by management consulting firm McKinsey. 'The 3PL market will grow at 20 per cent per year until 2010. Of all the segments we've seen, it is the fastest ...

  10. Managers sacked over toxic agent used in factory

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Senior managers of a factory in Suzhou, Jiangsu province- owned by a company that produces iPad components for Apple- have been sacked after dozens of workers were poisoned ... Industrial Park's Production Safety Supervision Bureau, told CCTV the factory had been ordered to stop using the chemical, store remaining stocks safely and sack the management found to have ...




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