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Institutional Investors

Beijing approves new foreign securities fund

Beijing approved a new foreign institutional investor to buy mainland-listed securities after a one-year break, hoping to reassure investors that overseas demand for mainland assets is still strong.

Saturday, 8 March, 2008, 12:00am

Harvest QDII fund records heavy losses on HK downturn

Harvest Fund Management, Deutsche Bank's mainland partner, yesterday reported a heavy fourth-quarter loss for its overseas fund, hurt by a downturn in the Hong Kong stock market.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Curbs on foreign fund managers ease

The Securities and Futures Commission has eased restrictions on the appointment by local fund houses of overseas investment managers, in part to satisfy the needs of mainland investors who can now use the city as a conduit for exposure to the rest of the world.

19 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Overseas investment cap tripled for insurers

Mainland insurers received a boost yesterday after getting approval from watchdogs to invest up to 15 per cent of their assets in overseas equities and derivative products, allowing them to seek higher returns on outbound markets.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The story headlined 'Shenyin Wanguo earns 4.4b yuan' on Saturday, July 14, should have said: 'The brokerage managed US$3.075 billion of assets under the qualified foreign institutional investor scheme, accounting for 31 per cent of the total quota approved by the country's foreign exchange authority.'

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing considers raising quota for overseas investments

The country's foreign exchange authority will consider increasing the quota under the qualified domestic institutional investor (QDII) scheme to allow the flow of more investments overseas.

5 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Insurers' securities investment rises 53pc

Companies target higher returns in home market

Cashed-up mainland insurers increased their investment in bonds and equities by 53 per cent to 1.5 trillion yuan in the first five months of the year, targeting higher returns in the domestic market.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Transparency helps lure investors

Hong Kong companies have been making better use of narrative financial reporting to achieve greater corporate disclosure as part of an effort to attract the ever-growing pool of institutional investors in the city.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing lets funds, brokers go abroad

Regulator extends QDII foreign investments to securities firms and fund managers

Mainland securities firms and mutual funds have been allowed to invest abroad, as the securities regulator further loosens the purse strings on the nation's financial industry.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Emotion a risky investment commodity

Money errors are more likely to happen when sentiment is involved

Last week two friends committed money errors that I have been imploring people to avoid.

One quit her job to pursue a new media-relations venture. The other paid a significant sum of money to an agent to help sell her proposal for a science fiction novel.

Spot the errors?

27 May 2007 - 12:00am

Are we better prepared for mainland investor invasion?

This is a mainland-based manufacturer whose share price has more than tripled in the past 12 months. Its market capital exceeds HK$15 billion. International mutual funds have replaced men in the street on its investors' list. They own half of the free float of this privately controlled red chip.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am

Set Chinese free to invest abroad

China's policymakers want to recycle more capital abroad in order to reduce upward pressure on the yuan and slow official reserve accumulation.

9 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the March 30 story 'Brokers may get QDII quotas to invest overseas,' we should have said that 21 institutions, mostly commercial banks, three insurers and a mutual fund received quotas worth US$18 billion.

2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Lights, cameras, earnings

Wealthy Hong Kong investors will soon have the opportunity to add a little glitz to their portfolios.

Local private equity firm Aquitaine Investment Advisors is teaming up with Regent MB, a Tinseltown film production and distribution company, to launch the Magnet Media Asia fund.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

China Life and ICBC unite to look after pensions

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the country's largest lender, said China Life Insurance, the country's largest insurer, has chosen it to manage the assets of its general insurance and pension ventures.

China Life and its parent set up a venture to serve corporate annuity plans in March and a venture to run property and casualty insurance in October.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am