Micropal Group Limited

Europe move right call by HK investors

Hong Kong's unit trust investors were major movers into European equity funds and bond funds last year.

Friday, 12 February, 1999, 12:00am

Foreign funds leave Asia

The Asian financial crisis dealt a heavy blow to fund flows to emerging markets in the third quarter of last year, driving them to their lowest since early 1995, according to Standard & Poor's Micropal.

Up to US$2.9 billion was withdrawn from Asia's emerging markets between July and September as investors in Europe and the United States bolted for the exits, Micropal said.

5 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Old-world focus a winner

STEADY long-term performance in old-world markets will prove the winning combination when the South China Morning Post's Fund Manager of the Year Awards - compiled in association with Micropal - are presented this week.

15 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

World investment paid off in 1997

A PACIFIC Ocean of red ink was not something that many managers of Asian funds, or investors, were contemplating a year ago.

World markets had continued to track nicely upwards. Asian stocks, outside Japan, continued to hold steady after a satisfactory 1996.

8 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

European investors reap best rewards

THERE were some winners among the funds marketed in Hong Kong last year - but less than a handful had their money invested in Asia.

In the year when the Asian miracle transformed into mirage, it was the European and global investors with a taste for risk who reaped the largest rewards.

11 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Challenges ushered in by new era

THE South China Sunday Morning Post is again pleased to be presenting the Fund Manager of the Year annual awards in association with Micropal. The awards night has become a fixture on the calendar of the fund management industry, reflecting the importance of the event as an occasion to recognise achievement within the sector.

23 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

How the Awards Went Last Year

The race in fund management does not necessarily go to the swift, but to the steady.

23 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

SMP fund awards

BARCLAYS Global Investors and ImPac Asset Management boasted the best-performing Hong Kong-authorised China and Hong Kong equity funds in 1996, according to Micropal.

23 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Fund figures

Due to a clerical error at information provider Micropal Asia, two incorrect performance numbers appeared in Family Money's funds page of January 19.

26 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Micropal ratings

STAR ratings used to rank fund managers were described in last week's Family Money as having been produced by Gerry Ball, the publisher of Benchmark magazine. In fact, they are a trademarked product of Micropal, an independent data provider.

11 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Enthusiasm for emerging markets eases

FUND manager enthusiasm for emerging markets slumped in the final quarter last year, according to a survey by statistics company Micropal.

A review of 108 global funds, managed by 50 groups, revealed that sales plunged to US$55 million from $1.65 billion and $1.2 billion in the two previous quarters.

13 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Hong Kong unit trusts struggle to better regional index gains

MOST Hong Kong authorised unit trusts investing in regional economies failed to out-perform their benchmark indexes, a review of performance by Micropal, the statistics company, reveals.

Fewer than half the funds investing in the Hang Seng Index - some with exposure to China stocks - failed to replicate its 20 per cent-plus gains.

31 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

US tops league for unit trusts

UNIT trusts investing in the United States are leading the performance tables for the first time in three years.

These funds have increased in value by just over 20 per cent on average over the past six months, according to statistics firm Micropal.

20 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

High risk investing in China

THE performance of China funds over the past few years has shown that investing across the border carries a high degree of risk as well as the potential of big rewards.

Stock markets in the People's Republic have see-sawed in the past three years, hitting highs in late 1993 before slumping as much as 30 per cent.

18 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Credit Agricole unit takes stake in Pegasus

A PROMINENT European fund management firm has taken a 25 per cent stake in Hong Kong fund-retailer and minor-league fund manager Pegasus Fund Managers, which is run by Paul Pong Po-lam, above right, well-known for his investment advice columns and radio show in the territory.

21 Jul 1994 - 12:00am