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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    Hong Kong faces challenges in goals for Islamic finance despite debut bond

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... wealth funds and central banks, 11 per cent with fund managers, and 3 per cent with insurance companies. This indicates the Islamic bond is very much a game for institutional investors. Even ... scant progress in the city. On the corporate front, only Hang Seng Bank has issued Islamic funds, but no company has launched a sukuk. Some blamed the old tax law in Hong Kong. The sukuk has ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    SFC suffers wider loss, but still a rich regulator

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

    ... of an SFC slimming exercise designed to trim excessive income. It will also waive a further two fiscal years of licensing fees for brokers, fund managers and financial advisers, up to March 2016. ... income source. A major part of the SFC's role is the regulation of dodgy companies. It makes sense for listed companies to pay the price and resolve the commission's wealth problem. ...

  3. 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

    ... a little insurance is that the product is less transparent in fees [and commissions] than, say, a straightforward mutual fund product, and consumers may be paying more for perceived insurance ...

  4. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Stock through train will chug along the weight of regulatory restrictions

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

    ... an impressive margin on the average daily turnover of about HK$60 billion in the first half. Some brokers believe some fund managers and investors have been front running to buy up in the local market ... 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 ...

  5. 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 pension regulator has finally come out with its proposal for a cap on management fees on core funds to serve employees who have not chosen what do with their MPF contributions. While some ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Consolidation the way forward for Hong Kong's brokerage sector

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

    ... policy has caused them to lose out to fund houses, which have done well in recent years. It is true that the government has made policy changes to help fund houses grow. Financial Secretary John ... to introduce the mutual recognition scheme to allow Hong Kong funds to be sold on the mainland and vice versa. The friendly policy environment may well be a factor in the 3 per cent growth ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Give new insurance regulator power to examine pay and products

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

    ... of stockbrokers and fund managers have to be licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission. This makes sense, as many insurance salespeople at agencies and banks now sell not only simple life ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Fatca dealt with, but clones of tax evasion law may emerge

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:28am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Mainland version of US tax law would have broader implications for compliance efforts City's MPF escapes Fatca, but similar tax nets looming Fund houses and insurers in Hong Kong can celebrate after the government and the United States agreed last week on an exemption for the Mandatory Provident Fund and certain other pension or investment products from a new law ...

  9. Business - Companies - WHITE COLLAR

    Scrap the MPF offset, which favours bosses unfairly

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:13pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... will debate the controversial mechanism under which a firm can use the employer's portion of contributions to the Mandatory Provident Fund to offset the severance or long-service fee when ... Provident Fund Schemes Authority figures showed employers took HK$20.71 billion out of the MPF to pay long-service and severance fees since the launch of the scheme until June 2013. This represents ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Why Hong Kong still a long way from being an Islamic finance hub

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 05:45am by Enoch Yiu

    ... its latest effort to transform the city into an Islamic finance hub with a proposed new law next year allowing it to issue Islamic sovereign bonds here. This is a grand plan but maybe a little ... Only Hang Seng Bank has done anything to promote the finance hub idea, issuing a retail Islamic fund in November 2007. By contrast, yuan-denominated retail funds have become a trend and we have ...




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