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Jardine Fleming

Unlikely 'Jardines man' bids farewell to a changed group

BLAIR PICKERELL - after 18 years working under the Jardine name - has gone solo.

Many in the marketplace watched with interest when this unlikely 'Jardines man' finally severed ties.

Tuesday, 21 January, 2003, 12:00am

South African interest in JF Bank

Standard Bank Group of South Africa is believed to be the sole bidder for Jardine Fleming Bank. The boutique banking operation was put up for sale by owner JP Morgan Chase in the wake of last year's US$7.7 billion takeover by Chase Manhattan of Britain's merchant bank Robert Fleming and its Asian investment banking arm, Jardine Fleming.

29 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

No queues as Jardines chalks up a shock

Tomorrow Jardine Fleming Bank is hosting an exhibition snooker match.

Spectators will see Britain's Jimmy 'Whirlwind' White taking on Hong Kong's only pro-player, Marco Fu Ka-chun.

'The bank chose snooker because they thought it was something a bit different and there's an interest among the general population,' a spokesman told us.

10 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Snags delay Sing Tao clearance

Shares in publisher Sing Tao Holdings remained suspended for a third day yesterday as an announcement on the sale of a substantial stake in the firm again failed to appear.

Chairman Sally Aw Sian is reportedly selling a 23 per cent stake in Sing Tao to the Dublin-based China Enterprise Development Fund (CEDF) for HK$115 million.

17 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Research shake-up reflects new focus

Jardine Fleming, which last week lost Jardine Matheson as a direct shareholder, is to undergo a sweeping shake-up of its senior research team, reflecting a new emphasis on strategy.

7 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

JF shuffle will give off scent of prey to big cats

The investment business around the world is in a state of flux at the moment and it's not just the recent financial turbulence which has caused it.

It has been building up for some time and what lies behind the changes are such things as financial liberalisation, modern communications and the enormous amounts of money now being shifted back and forth.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Jardine Fleming axes 9 jobs

Jardine Fleming has cut nine jobs at its Malaysian operations in a bid to rein in costs.

The company said yesterday three members of its 12-man futures team and six members in the fund management division were made redundant.

Jardine Fleming has more than 200 employees in Malaysia.

31 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Jardine Fleming blames forex curbs for staff cuts

Jardine Fleming is pruning its Malaysian operations as business opportunities narrow following the imposition of capital controls.

Hong Kong-based spokesman David Dodwell said the cut-backs in its Malaysian fund-management and retail-brokerage joint ventures would be announced today.

He said the cuts would be 'quite small'.

30 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Belgian Bank distributes trusts

Belgian Bank yesterday said it would distribute Jardine Fleming unit trusts through its 30-branch network in Hong Kong. Belgian Bank also launched Fidelity funds last year. Belgian Bank will offer a discount on initial charges for subscribing to Jardine Fleming's funds this year.

10 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Taiwan snaps up European issue

Taiwanese investors have snapped up NT$14.7 billion (about HK$3.38 billion) worth of Jardine Fleming (Taiwan)'s Greater European Trust during its two-week launch period, surpassing every other fund launch in the 15-year history of the island's fund-management industry.

27 May 1998 - 12:00am

Lacklustre Jardine Fleming hits parent's interim profits

British investment bank Flemings yesterday said poor trading performance at Hong Kong subsidiary Jardine Fleming dragged down first-half profit growth.

Falling markets and lacklustre conditions in Asia meant pre-tax profits to 30 September rose only 6 per cent to GBP91.1 million (about HK$1.19 billion), compared with a 16 per cent rise in the same period last year.

21 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Stockford for JF compliance

Jardine Fleming has poached Michael Stockford, Indosuez Asset Management's compliance chief, to revamp its team of compliance officers. Jardines has rebuilt its compliance and monitoring systems in the wake of last year's investigation and penalties from regulators in Britain and Hong Kong.

24 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Armstrong lives in Surrey splendour

This is Mitchen Hall, the multi-million dollar mansion in rural Surrey, England where former Jardine Fleming rogue trader Colin Armstrong lives.

Mr Armstrong left Hong Kong last year with assets understood to be worth more than $150 million in the wake of the dealing scandal that rocked the territory's flagship fund-management house.

10 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Jardine Fleming preens feathers with Bush in hand at World Bank meeting

Jardine Fleming has snapped up former US president George Bush as the centrepiece of its efforts to stage the glitziest bash during the World Bank-International Monetary Fund meeting in Hong Kong later this year - but at a price.

The company is stumping up about US$100,000 to bring Mr Bush, plus security entourage, to Hong Kong for one night to address a banquet.

22 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

SFC's actions suggest skeletons in the closet

One of the great under-statements of last year came from Jardine Fleming's then managing director, Henry Strutt, following the fund management scandal that cost the firm its international reputation.

6 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

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