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  1. Transparency can count for planners

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... has called for greater transparency, particularly in the way wealth management professionals are being paid. Wading into the fees-versus-commissions debate being fought among wealth-management ... for the sector to increase transparency, he said it was more important to empower the consumer with information about how much financial planners were being paid, how the payment was determined, ...

  2. Versatile ETFs offer investors a low-cost transparent alternative

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... relatively low, leading to lower transaction costs and lower management fees. Tracking the index also provides the benefits of transparency because holdings and returns are known and publicly ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCIAL SERVICES

    BVI tax haven picks Hong Kong for drive into Asia

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... HK for drive into Asia The British Virgin Islands, a Caribbean tax haven, is to open an office in Hong Kong, amid mounting pressure on the city itself to be more transparent as offshore ... transparency, Bruce predicted. "It's counterproductive for Hong Kong to be seen as less transparent than other first-world financial centres," he said. "We have one of the biggest ...

  4. Exposure increases

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... hedge funds to stick to the agreed mandate. But these factors tend to vary according to region. While United States firms were viewed as reasonably transparent, 38 per cent of European investors ... Just 21 per cent said that Asian funds were poor at communicating investment risk. Nearly three-quarters of investors said that a lack of transparency of hedge funds made it difficult ...

  5. Researchers struggle to find pension fund details

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... University of Finance and Economics. In compiling its 'China's Finance Transparency 2011' report, the team checked the accessibility of a combined 113 categories of financial data ... siphoned 3.2 billion yuan from the city's pension fund. The survey on government transparency is the third since the project started in 2009. Jiang Hong, a professor of finance ...

  6. Growth is the key factor sparking interest in bonds

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... as a useful diversification tool for various types of asset portfolios. Additionally, since most individual bonds trade in negotiated over-the-counter markets, price transparency and liquidity are difficult to achieve for all but large institutional investors. Due to 'continuous pricing', ETFs such as PAIF bring a degree of transparency to fixed income investments, he says. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    MPF chief seems determined to be an enemy of the people

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... transparency. If, for instance, you want to know whether someone is a registered MPF intermediary, you must take HK$200 in cash to an MPF office, which will get you a certified copy of one entry ...

  8. Today's safe product or tomorrow's crisis?

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... transparent products, as do regulators. Some commentators on the mainland compared the venerable A50 ETF to Lehman minibonds, in that both were derivative based. Suffice it to say, ETF product ... and investors can find information about the quality of that collateralisation on the HKEx website. There is far more transparency among ETF issuers about their use of derivatives and their collateral ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of industry 'bad habits''. The blurb goes on to stress the new levels of transparency the fund will adopt. 'G2AM will offer full transparency to clients and full accountability.' This is presumably why its head office will be in Guernsey, while its operations are in London and Geneva. The 'new breed of asset manager's' transparency evidently does ...

  10. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Microcredit schemes struggling to aid China's rural poor

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... was another challenge. "China does not lack wealthy people with loving hearts and NGOs should remain transparent to win their support," he said. Xu Chao, manager of CreditEase's ...




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