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Investment Management

Better choice of portfolios for the wealthy

PRIVATE clients with US$1 million (HK$7.8 million) or more qualify for a higher level of service at Jardine Fleming Investment Services (JF).

Sunday, 30 October, 1994, 12:00am

US institutions focus on Hongkong Telecom stock

HONGKONG Telecom is the most avidly followed stock among United States investors, says a survey from institutional investor research group Technimetrics.

In the Asia Pacific region, outside of Japan, Hong Kong stocks dominate, taking 10 out of the top 25 slots according to rankings in order of size of holdings of United States institutions.

22 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Russia and China show best growth potential

THE former Soviet Union and China have the greatest growth potential over the next three years, according to a straw poll of emerging markets conducted by Sunday Money .

The poll showed 37.5 per cent of respondents rated Russia and China as the most promising markets.

Twenty fund managers and investment advisers were interviewed by phone for the poll.

18 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Jardines tops bond performance poll

JARDINE Fleming and GT Management have topped a five-year performance poll for multi-currency bonds undertaken by Cayman Islands-based Offshore Fund Guide.

Jardines took honours on a compound annual rate of return of 13.6 per cent, which was followed by GT's 13.4 per cent and Baring International Fund Managers, with 13.1 per cent.

13 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

One-man band a prudent choice?

PRUDENCE is one of the most important words in a bank's vocabulary. Around it a bank can build or destroy its reputation.

No one guards its reputation as a prudently managed operation more jealously than HSBC (Holdings), the biggest institution in the territory and now one of the world's biggest banks.

11 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Managers face risks in battle with inflation

PENSION fund managers, facing the daunting task of beating the wage inflation rate, have been forced to take a different approach to managing money for Hong Kong funds.

In Western countries, where inflation is running at two or three per cent, pension fund managers can safely invest in bonds which yield around seven per cent and easily beat the rate of inflation.

4 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Value for the risk

EVEN if international fund managers are not making much money in Asian equity markets, there is good reason to be exposed to the region from the point of view of risk.

This is the view of economists Ian MacFarlane and Kenrick Ramlochan at HSBC Asset Management.

16 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Peregrine, Barings top US fund survey

BARING Securities and Peregrine have swept the board in the influential US Greenwich survey of fund managers.

The pair tied for first place in penetration and evaluation of research, as well as execution of deals for clients.

Barings won top slot for research penetration and evaluation along with execution in Singapore and Malaysia.

16 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Fund managers at the crossroads

THE Towers Perrin graphs show that managers of retirement schemes will win you money in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific, but they will lose you money when compared with the benchmark elsewhere. Each graph shows a block illustrating the fund manager deviation from a pre-determined benchmark, which uses FT indexes, Standard and Poor's 500 and the Salomon bond index, over the time period.

7 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Retirement schemes post best returns since 1983

THE past year has turned out to be the best year for most Hong Kong retirement schemes since 1983, thanks to the sharp rise in Asian stock markets outside of Japan, a survey shows.

Following a number of years of relatively low returns, the high 1993 returns have lifted the annualised returns for all periods from 1983 onwards to rates higher than Hong Kong salary inflation.

6 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Exotic markets luring investment from Asia

AS the stock markets in Southeast Asia slip deeper into much-expected corrections, the two most significant questions to emerge are how much longer will the declines continue, and is there a major reallocation taking place?

13 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Mail to keep the wool over your eyes

IF you're a Hongkong Bank customer with a SuperEase account, don't throw away that junk mail without reading it very carefully.

The bank has got a new meaning for the word ''adjust'': it now means a 45 per cent fee increase.

13 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Paradox of the bandwagon buy

IT IS a paradox that most people do not want to make an investment when the vehicle represents good value. Hong Kong stocks were not a bargain when the Hang Seng was at 454, but at 9,000 it is a whopping bargain and time to enter to catch up with everyone else.

7 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Enjoy a Latin love affair in Sao Paulo

ARE Asian investors missing out or are they right not to place bets on volatile Latins when there are so many opportunities closer to home? Right or wrong, Asian investors are conspicuous by their absence from the Brazilian stockmarket at a time when other foreigners have been piling in.

10 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Asia a sound investment

THE Jardine Fleming Pooled Provident Fund performed far above the average Hong Kong pension fund in the 12 months to June, according to Christopher Russell, director of Jardine Fleming Investment Management.

5 Sep 1993 - 12:00am