Financial Analysts

What analysts won't tell you about selling out of a stock

Deutsche Bank put a "sell" rating on Tsui Wah, the well-known local restaurant chain operator that recently went public in Hong Kong. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

In the stock market, there is a widely acknowledged principle: it's more important for investors to know when to sell than when to buy because you can only secure your profits when you sell.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 12:29pm

Are Chinese banks really prepared for launch in Hong Kong?

China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC) President and CEO Levin Zhu. Photo: Reuters

It's no secret in Hong Kong's financial community that mainland banks have become the major job creators in the city, rescuing many laid-off bankers, mostly from Western banks.

Now it seems more job opportunities will appear at mainland banks and securities firms as they are set to open branches and offices in Hong Kong this year, thanks to Beijing's latest policy thrust.

18 Mar 2013 - 9:03am

Competition for 'star analyst' status could be losing its lustre

Mainland securities houses lobby their clients to vote for their analysts to be among the "best analysts in China".

Here is a story that many analysts on the mainland probably won't tell you. It's the story behind the story of how analysts actually become known as "stars".

9 Nov 2012 - 8:07pm

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26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

UBS Warburg tops analyst ranking poll

UBS Warburg has won for the second consecutive year an important poll that helps determine the pay and careers of Asia's research analysts.

The poll, organised by Institutional Investor Magazine, asks fund managers across Asia to vote for their favourite research analysts.

10 May 2003 - 12:00am

New gods found wanting

SELL-SIDE ANALYSTS have been busy reforming the way they work as the backlash to the Internet-era glut of compromised research intensifies.

Several months ago HSBC set the ball rolling when it said it would balance the number of 'buy' recommendations it issued with an equal number of 'sells', a commitment it later appeared to backtrack on.

4 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Merrill revelations point to industry-wide malaise

The investigation by New York attorney-general Eliot Spitzer provides a wealth of graphic detail about how Merrill Lynch's Internet analysts were compromising their research to assist investment-banking colleagues' deal-making efforts.

That close-up look behind the scenes is unique but belongs in the wider context of how the securities business has evolved.

18 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Global investment banks have exported moral hazard through the work of investment analysts

IN THE DARK DAYS of 1998, Asia used to hear a lot about 'moral hazard'. The phrase describes a state of affairs in which economic players are not forced to bear the full consequences of their actions, and it was supposedly one of the principal causes of the region's financial crisis.

27 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Tarred by the same brush

THIS HAS BEEN a difficult year to be a stock analyst. Markets are down, lay-offs are rife and public confidence in the profession has probably never been lower.

23 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Online ads hopes lowered

Beleaguered dotcom stocks have been given another kick in the teeth, this time by a leading fan - Merrill Lynch Internet analyst Henry Blodget, who has lowered his expectations for online advertising growth next year to between 15 per cent and 20 per cent from 30 per cent and 40 per cent.

23 Nov 2000 - 12:00am