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  1. Business - Money

    Asia hedge funds lag behind global average

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Tracking of 395 funds shows just 1.6pc return this year, well below the global average Growth no boost for Asia hedge fund cash The world's fastest economic growth is not helping Asia's hedge funds. The Eurekahedge Asian index, which tracks 395 hedge funds, returned 1.6 per cent to August 31, the worst performer among regions and about half the 3.2 per cent ...

  2. Business - China Business - LENDING

    Offshore spree by mainland firms helps to increase lending in Asia

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg From cereal firms to metal markets, offshore spree by mainland companies drives 56pc rise Assets swoop boosts loans in Asia Chinese companies swooping on assets in Europe and the US, from metal markets to cereal companies, are driving a 56 per cent increase this year in acquisition-related lending in Asia. Some US$2.8 billion of loans used to fund purchases ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    Confident HSBC expands prime services team in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Three more directors hired as bank pushes hedge fund servicesin Asia-Pacific region Confident HSBC expands key team HSBC Holdings, Europe's largest bank, hired three directors for its Asia-Pacific prime services team in the past two months, undeterred by a shrinking market hit by the European debt crisis and global economic slowdown. The new hires brought ...

  4. Former BAML bankers step up Asia deal-making

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com When Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (BAML) turned its nose up at private equity (PE) in Asia, several former BAML bankers disagreed. BAML didn't see private equity in the region as a core business, helping to clear the way for the spin-off of its private equity team in Asia with the creation of Hong Kong-based NewQuest Capital Partners, ...

  5. Bain Capital to launch US$2.5b fund for Asia

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to completing a fund raising of about US$2.5 billion for a new Asia-dedicated private-equity investment vehicle. The successful fund raising comes despite weak market sentiment worldwide that has turned ... US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, would name the fund Bain Capital Asia II. It will be the firm's second private-equity fund focused entirely on investments in Asia, a region ...

  6. Judge backs S.F.C. over Tiger Asia

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com In a landmark ruling, a Hong Kong court yesterday backed the securities watchdog's efforts to make US-based hedge fund Tiger Asia Management cough up the profit it made from alleged insider trading. The Appeal Court confirmed the Securities and Futures Commission could independently seek civil remedies from Tiger Asia. It decided there was no need ...

  7. Fast US$1b raised for China P.E. fund

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com The worsening debt crisis in the euro zone and slow economic recovery in the United States have encouraged global investors to pour more money into Asia ... 'It's pretty amazing,' one of the sources said. 'When the rest of the world is struggling to survive [in terms of economic and market performance], Asia, in particular China, can still ...

  8. UK insurer may go with the cash flow

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Prudential, Britain's biggest insurer by market value, said Asia had become the largest contributor to operating profit for the first time- just ... GBP1.94 billion a year earlier. That beat the GBP2.02 billion median forecast of analysts polled by Bloomberg. With about 45 per cent of its revenue coming from Asia, Prudential threatened last ...


    The week explained: price fixing

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Union and the Japanese government were rattled by the Libor scandal and are setting up reviews to see what can be done to cut the risk of rigged contracts. The international shipping industry ... in transportation by sea. On a smaller level, but rather relevant to Asia, was the infamous MSG or monosodium glutamate cartel operated by six companies from Japan, Korea and Taiwan that controlled ...

  10. Skandia in bid to bring fund outsourcing to Asia

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to introduce its business model to Asia. SIG manages US$20 billion for European and Latin American clients, but its Asia business is small, with assets of about US$1 billion. Adam Smears, SIG's ... about 20 funds authorised to sell in Hong Kong. 'Many European clients want to invest in the Asia market,' Smears said. 'There are also increasing numbers of Asian customers who ...




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