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Investment funds

China, Japan remain top targets for investors in Asia-Pacific retail property, JLL says

Cashed-up investment funds are likely to be looking at shopping malls on the mainland this year. Photo: Reuters

The amount of domestic and international capital aiming to invest in retail property in the Asia-Pacific is expected to grow this year, following the already “prolific activity” witnessed last year, JLL says.

Tuesday, 8 April, 2014, 2:33pm

Small fund manager from Taiwan beats Wall Street giants

David Chiueh's Upright Growth Fund was the only large-cap growth fund among 1,781 tracked by Morningstar to post a positive return for this year up to February 5. Photo: Reuters

One of the best stock pickers in America last month was a 56-year-old Taiwanese immigrant working out of a small office in suburban New Jersey, 40 kilometres from Wall Street.

12 Feb 2014 - 3:51pm

Hong Kong and mainland regulators close to launching bilateral fund recognition scheme

Under the scheme, the border will be no barrier to sales of qualified funds between Hong Kong and the mainland. Photo: Felix Wong

Regulators in Hong Kong and on the mainland are in the final stages of preparations to launch a long-awaited bilateral fund recognition scheme.

It would allow international fund managers based in the city to sell their products on the mainland and mainland fund managers to sell theirs in Hong Kong.

4 Dec 2013 - 2:39pm

Standardised disclosure system urged

Regular fund reporting helps enhance investor protection.

A new study by the CFA Institute has concluded that harmonised standards for reporting the performance of investment funds are needed to enhance investor protection and rebuild trust in the retail fund market.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:27am

BNP Paribas plans to increase its stake in Bank of Nanjing to as much as 20pc

BNP Paribas is to grow its stake in Bank of Nanjing.Photo: Bloomberg

BNP Paribas, France's biggest lender, plans to increase its stake in Bank of Nanjing to as much as 20 per cent as Chinese lenders' profits defy the global economic slowdown and rise to a record.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

MPFs report lower returns, despite hot money inflow

Mark Konyn, chief executive of Cathay Conning Asset Management

The city's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) reported lower returns in the past two months, although hot money inflow, which boosted third-quarter results, helped it stay in the black.

The 443 retirement funds, which cover 2.5 million employees in Hong Kong, returned only 1.24 per cent in November and 0.67 per cent in October, month on month, according to data provider Lipper.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

Regulator relaxes rules for foreign investment firms

Foreign institutional investors on the mainland can only invest in stocks and bonds under the QFII scheme, which may soon be expanded. Photo: AP

Who is eligible to be a QFII ?

Under PRC law, a foreign investor must obtain a special licence to become a qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) to invest in China's securities market.

Only certain types of institutions are eligible to apply for QFII qualification with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

28 Nov 2012 - 2:34am

Employee choice changes the face of Hong Kong's MPF

Employees now will have greater autonomy and flexibility in choosing the MPF scheme with the implementation of the ECA.

The long-awaited employee-choice arrangement (ECA) for Hong Kong's mandatory provident funds took effect on November 1, 2012.

What happened to MPF contributions before the ECA?

7 Nov 2012 - 3:36am

MPF changes first step on road to reforms

Hong Kong employees will get the right to choose where they want to invest some of their pension funds from tomorrow. Photo: Bloomberg

From tomorrow, the city's 2.4 million workers will be free to choose their own Mandatory Provident Fund provider, giving them a much-needed say where their nest egg is invested.

But complaints over the fees charged by providers, who were previously chosen by employers, are expected to continue, and may be the harbinger of further changes to the 12-year-old pension scheme.

31 Oct 2012 - 2:53am