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  1. A passive solution for sovereign wealth funds

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland The representatives of the world's sovereign wealth funds, some of the most powerful but least accountable financial institutions on the planet, are meeting ... prize minimum risk and maximum liquidity and so tend to buy low-yielding but uncontroversial government bonds, sovereign wealth funds or SWFs typically have a mandate to invest aggressively ...

  2. How to dispel doubts over sovereign funds

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Sovereign wealth funds would like dearly to be thought of as just like any other big investor. The trouble is, they are not the same. Ever since it became clear that the mainland was planning to manage a portion of its massive foreign currency reserves in a more aggressive fashion, so-called sovereign wealth funds have been at the centre of a growing storm ...

  3. Closer fund scrutiny becomes sovereign idea

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland News that the China Investment Corporation- the mainland's new US$200 billion sovereign wealth fund- is looking for outside companies to manage some of its money ... book for sovereign wealth funds has been re-written over recent months. In the current environment, the CIC's managers will have to do a lot more than farm out some of their funds ...

  4. Temasek-like sovereign fund 'not for HK'

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a minister and an analyst have said. Their comments poured cold water on a suggestion that a sovereign wealth fund might be the best option for the city. Secretary for Financial Services ... could achieve higher returns the way sovereign funds did. 'The Exchange Fund has started diversifying its investments to achieve higher returns,' Chan said on radio yesterday. ...

  5. China fund allays west's fears with 'stabiliser' role

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Chairman says chief goal is to achieve maximum returns China Investment Corp, the nation's new US$200 billion sovereign wealth fund, would act ... views of sovereign wealth funds but overall they strengthen global financial stability,' Mr Lou told a meeting of financial chiefs at the 17th national congress in Beijing which was open ...

  6. How Beijing can ease investment mistrust

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sovereign wealth funds are nothing new; some have been around for more than half a century. Nor are they only from emerging economies in Asia and the Middle East; the one owned ... for greater scrutiny, disclosure rules and even curbs on their investments. It is true that the size of sovereign funds has expanded at a phenomenal rate. The International Monetary Fund has estimated ...

  7. HK's fund takes risk investing with hedge funds, private equity firms

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... makeup, targets a 75-to-25 ratio between investments in bonds and equities. Placing money with private equity firms would mark a shift away from the fund's conservative wealth-preservation strategy. Such investments can yield higher returns but entail greater risk. The mainland's sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp, for example, made a US$3 billion investment ...

  8. HK equity firm targets mainland

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... include US endowments and pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, multi-family offices and more European investors than previously attracted- as well as existing investors in the two initial funds ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong-based private equity real estate firm Gaw Capital Partners has completed raising its third fund focusing on investments in mainland real estate. The company, ...

  9. Business - Economy - ASSET MANAGEMENT

    Fund managers confident despite market downturn

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... wealth funds and pension funds in the region, particularly those looking to make the most efficient use of their capital, which, he said, is becoming more critical for many institutions. "We are targeting insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, corporates and pensions who need to go beyond the traditional benchmark or index-driven approach. "We are not offering our own retail ...

  10. Mutual funds soar 66pc in first half

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Sales of mutual funds recorded strong growth in the first half of the year, but the outlook is gloomy as the US troubles and the European sovereign debt crisis further erode investor appetite in the market. Total sales of mutual funds in Hong Kong stood at US$21.06 billion in the first half of this year, up 66 per cent from the same period a year ...




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