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Nicholas Holt, research manager, Knight Frank Asia Pacific

Saturday, 18 February, 2012, 12:00am

Even the darkest of clouds has a silver lining

It was a dark day for the market yesterday; the Hang Seng Index fell more than 1,100 points and local brokerage Great Honest Investment went bust.

While many are saying the stock party is over, fund houses such as Invesco remain optimistic about the Hong Kong market's prospects.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Invesco earmarks US$20m for regional growth

International fund management company Invesco plans to spend US$20 million on advertising in the next few years to promote itself in the SAR as part of its expansion plan in the Greater China region.

28 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Imminent spree to boost tech stocks

Watch out for some serious performance from technology stocks which are about to hit their seasonal purple patch, according to Jay Nakahara.

'We are heading into the strongest period,' said Mr Nakahara, lead manager of Invesco's GT Technology Fund.

13 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Invesco on steady path long term

Alfred Ho, a fund manager of a 10-year award winner, warns retail punters pumping up Asian technology stock prices that they could be heading for a heavy fall.

The chief investment officer for Invesco Asia said discipline was the key to his Invesco GT Asia Enterprise Fund coming out on top over the marathon distance in the Asia ex-Japan category.

18 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Investment expert Alfred's recipe for picking winners

As a fund manager with Invesco, Alfred Ho is responsible for a number of unit trusts his company invests in Asia.

Invesco is one of the largest independent investment management specialists, publicly listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges.

29 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Invesco's Wong in move to PPM Asia

Oscar Wong has quit Invesco Asia to join Prudential Portfolio Managers (PPM) Asia as the fund manager's chief operating officer.

Mr Wong, who briefly ran LGT Asset Management's Asian operations before it was taken over by Invesco this year, will be responsible for PPM's regional business development.

Mr Wong had been Invesco Asia's deputy chief executive.

23 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

The Week in Quotes

'A time-bomb, already set in April, has finally started ticking for the dollar' - a chief currency trader at a Japanese bank on fears that the US dollar, which hit a seven-month low against the yen last week, could be on the verge of repeating its 1995 collapse.

15 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Invesco's spotlight on small, medium firms

Invesco Asia is hoping to educate the public at MoneyWorld Asia - Hong Kong '97 on the importance of small and medium cap companies in Southeast Asia's emerging markets.

Alfred Ho, an associate director at Invesco and adviser to the company's Asia Enterprise Fund, said the fund operated on the premise that the Asian investment market was no longer viewed as a single entity.

23 May 1997 - 12:00am

Coopers investigates a strategic MPF alliance

Coopers & Lybrand, the management consultancy, has been making confidential approaches to life insurance, fund management companies and banks about forming a consortium for the proposed Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF).

25 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Small firms given new life as Asia opens up

ASIAN economies are coming of age, making the shares of small and mid-size companies - at least in some markets - increasingly attractive, says fund manager Alfred Ho.

Invesco Asia's associate director said deregulation, with its dismantling of monopolies, and privatisation were creating opportunities for new and small companies, especially in Hong Kong and Malaysia.

9 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

SEG in good debut

Shares in electronics manufacturer Shenzhen SEG rose 11.3 per cent on their debut on the Shenzhen exchange yesterday, with domestic investors buying amid speculation there would soon be a cut in interest rates.

The company's B shares, which foreign investors may own, rose 27 HK cents to HK$2.66 on trading of 5.8 million shares.

23 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Peregrine rules out disposal of assets

Peregrine Investments Holdings has strongly denied the company will have to dispose of further assets this year to maintain profit growth.

Last year's $1.1 billion pre-tax profit was salvaged by the sale of its stake in British fund manager Invesco for $767 million, and a $77 million gain from the sale of part of a Malaysian company.

6 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Invesco fund aims to make profits the leisurely way

TURNING relaxation into profit will be the aim of Hong Kong's first fund investing exclusively in the leisure industry.

The Global Leisure Fund will aim for capital growth from companies involved in 10 leisure pursuits as diverse as movies and gambling.

16 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Peregrine set to ride equities boom

Peregrine Investment Recommendation: Buy Brokerage: Smith New Court Booming stock markets, strong corporate finance mandates, regional expansion and product diversification are a recipe for rapid earnings growth.

Exponential growth over the past few years has strained a previously straightforward Hong Kong equity operation.

31 Oct 1993 - 12:00am