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Funds

With fees, a little understanding goes a long way

Fees are central to investing, but they are also much misunderstood. They are split into many categories, and disclosure varies from fund to fund.

Managed funds

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 3:59am

Beijing is key to city's fund success

Proposals designed to make Hong Kong a "world fund factory" have won industry backing, but fund managers say that persuading Beijing to allow local funds to be sold to mainland investors remains the key.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:33am 1 comment

Investment firms bet on future Hong Kong 'fund factory'

Several international fund houses are planning to use Hong Kong as a base for their investments after the government vowed to turn the city in a "world factory" for the asset management industry. The government is proposing a combination of reforms to attract investment.

8 Apr 2013 - 3:17am

Cohorts of pussyfooters tiptoe around extravagance curbs

We see that Communist Party chief Xi Jinping has reiterated his call for a curb on official banquets and has called on all government agencies to tone down official receptions to end extravagance and to follow the fine Chinese tradition of "being diligent and thrifty".

1 Feb 2013 - 5:23am 1 comment

What will the banks sell in 2013

The new year has arrived and times are changing. There is less gloom about the euro zone, the United States steered clear of its fiscal cliff and the mainland economy seems to be spluttering back into shape. This has implications for investors.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

Year of the bonds

For all the gloom, some may overlook the fact that 2012 was a great year. Virtually all asset classes scored gains, with even equity markets venturing into positive territory thanks to a second-half rally.

31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Asset manager Cathay Conning seeks Asian growth

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

Asian funds buy into London for impressive returns

Asian investors are the biggest buyers of office property in the City of London this year, wagering that the financial district's volatile market has changed since it routed Japanese buyers in the 1990s.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

MPF funds: a chooser's guide

New rules enabling members of Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) to transfer their contributions to a provider of their choice have increased the range of funds.

But with more than 460 from which to choose, you could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. Matters are not helped by jargon used to describe the funds.

26 Nov 2012 - 2:17am

Candidates campaign expenses shed little light on source of funds

On the bright, sunny morning of September 9, a 60-seat coach trundled to a halt outside a primary school in the New Territories. Its elderly passengers made their slow and steady way to the building - serving as a polling station in that day's Legislative Council election.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

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