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Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am

Investors bide their time

Hong Kong investors are well ahead of their counterparts in the region and are always considered bold in their decisions.

A survey by an international investment bank shows that Hong Kong investors are waiting for the right time to put their money in equities.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

MPF accounts hit hard in August

The 2.54 million Hong Kong employees with government-mandated retirement accounts lost HK$5 for every HK$100 in their portfolios last month, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper unit shows.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Keep it rolling

Investing in actively managed funds is supposed to relieve the problem of stock and asset selection for investors. But investors are still baffled about how to choose the right exchange-traded fund (ETF) or fund manager, and are often disappointed. Performance figures regularly show the difficulty for active managers to simply beat the general market index.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Asian equities hold 'most promise'

Investment experts increasingly believe that Asia will be the most promising region in the second half of this year and beyond, though they predict a bumpy ride in the equities markets until late summer.

30 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

An investment with strings attached

Last year an investment banker approached one of the world's largest fund management companies with an unusual proposition.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Savvy investors raise bar for planners

For professional financial planners in Hong Kong, the bar keeps rising. They must be adept not only at dealing with the demands and queries of an increasingly knowledgeable clientele, but also have informed and up-to-date opinions on the pros and cons of a steadily expanding range of investment choices.

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Fund taps potential for superior long-term growth

Emerging markets are becoming a more accessible asset class for investors keen to tap the lucrative returns they can bring, regardless of their budget or degree of specialist knowledge on 'exotic' investment locations.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

10 things to watch out for when...Starting to invest

Calculate your worth: Make a note of all your assets, no matter how insignificant they seem. That way, you can work out what sort of investment suits you and over what time frame.

Don't spend more than you earn: If you live in debt, there is no point considering investing in stocks. Paying hefty credit-card charges each month will eat away any investment returns you may earn.

30 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Europe's sun rises as favoured fund target

Prospects for Asia have never looked bleaker, and recent downgrades of South Korean, Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian debt could not have come at a more inopportune time.

The world's fund managers are deciding on asset allocation strategies for the year ahead and Asia is far down on the list of priorities.

26 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Picking a stock list

While Fidelity uses a stock picking, bottom-up approach to investment, it does not entirely ignore its house view about the prospects of a particular market, says Mark Konyn, senior director in charge of institutional investment.

'We do put our stock selection in an asset allocation framework, but we won't rely on our country view to generate excess returns,' Dr Konyn said.

26 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Experts look overseas for best returns

EXPERTS say the best returns over the next 12 months will be made by moving money out of Hong Kong.

Asked about the best investments for 1996, financial advisers said the best yields could be made from investments in Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Europe.

10 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Numbers say it all

THE perception that Hong Kong is being passed over in favour of other regional markets by fund managers and asset allocators has been a persistent, albeit unproved, hypothesis.

That is, until now.

19 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Young newcomer may shake up pension funds

RETIREMENT fund management is set to change with fresh entrants, an emphasis on proper asset allocation, and benchmark performance ratings.

News in the spring of last year's poor performance by the industry highlighted the many problems Hongkong fund management houses have to grapple with, as well as the poor structural development of the local industry.

17 May 1993 - 12:00am