Some activities of asset managers could pose risks to the broader marketplace, according to a study released by the US Treasury Department on Monday that boosted the likelihood the largest such firms would face tougher federal scrutiny.Tuesday, 1 October, 2013, 10:54am
Anthony Bolton puts his success down to being unemotional and a contrarian investor. In interviews with the financial press, he is often described as unflappable. But put him in an opera house or classical concert hall and he checks that part of him at the door with his coat.25 Feb 2013 - 2:08pm
Hedge fund managers often regard themselves as the masters of the fund management universe.28 Jan 2013 - 7:21am
The mainland plans to allow brokerages and insurers' asset management units to set up and manage mutual funds available to the public as regulators seek to bolster the equities market.31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
Will Beijing bring a ray of light to the mainland's "sunshine" private trust funds next year?
After a lacklustre performance this year, managers of the mainland's nearly 1,000 such funds - a prototype form of hedge fund - are keeping their fingers crossed in anticipation of a major liberalisation of the sector that could boost the domestic stock market.27 Dec 2012 - 1:59am
A background in fund management could help you when it comes to managing a fund company, but the most important trait is to have a "real passion" for the industry, says Lieven Debruyne, the newly elected chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association trade group.22 Dec 2012 - 2:36am
You would think that a person who made a living allocating to hedge funds for more than a decade would take a kinder view of this sector. But Simon Lack, a money manager, earlier this year released a book with devastating conclusions about hedge funds.17 Dec 2012 - 5:31am
Cathay Conning Asset Management, a joint venture between Taiwan's Cathay Financial and US-based Conning Asset Management, wants to grow its Asian business out of Hong Kong by investing in Asian equities.10 Dec 2012 - 6:01am
The whole point about the Mandatory Provident Fund scandal is that the MPF never at any time relied on market forces to set fee levels.29 Nov 2012 - 4:53am 3 comments
Mandatory provident fund schemes run by non-profit organisations could be an option to drive down management fees, the head of Hong Kong's pension fund regulator says.
Anna Wu Hung-yuk cited trade unions and industry associations as an example of possible alternatives to the current scheme providers from the finance industry.25 Nov 2012 - 3:35am 11 comments