Schroders seeks bigger mainland stocks quota

British fund house Schroders has asked mainland regulators to increase its quota of A-share investment, in a vote of confidence for the mainland economy and its stock market.

Friday, 20 April, 2012, 12:00am

Keep things easy, simple and familiar for clients

Vincent Tse Shing-hin (left) was offered a summer internship focusing on Hong Kong business development at Schroder Investment Management (HK) after winning the Schroders Case Competition 2011, which tested participants' ability to create a viable long-term investment plan. Tse talks to Wong Yat-hei

What's your academic status?

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Know your limits through workplace challenges

Jonathan Fung Pui-lam (left) was offered a two-month internship opportunity at Schroders Hong Kong, after winning the Schroders Hong Kong 40th Anniversary Fund Product Development Competition. The competition was co-organised by Schroders and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He talks to Wong Yat-hei

What's your academic background?

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

On-the-job training is a worthwhile education

Peggy Tang Pik-yee (left) interned with Schroders after winning the Schroders Case Competition. She worked in the product department, focusing on equity in Asia, excluding Japan. Part of her job was to follow global news and update the database, and she now plans to enter the investment field eventually. She talks to Wong Yat-hei

What is your academic background?

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

A story headlined 'Asian funds stay firm through crisis' published on November 7 on B2 incorrectly stated that British fund house Schroders has eight offices in Asia including Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. Schroders' Asian offices are in Australia, the mainland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Quest for suitable skills set

In a sector where a high level of academic achievement is expected, choosing a suitable qualification to match the infinite number of career options in the banking and finance industry is an important consideration.

'It is not a question of which qualification is better than another,' says Kingston Ho, senior risk manager with an international investment bank.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

Investor zeal will propel yuan ahead in world, Schroders says

British fund house Schroders, which successfully launched a yuan fund in October last year, believes the currency will be used for more investment products in future.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

First shots fired in talent war

The war for talent is raging once again in Hong Kong - and the banking and finance industry is right smack in the middle of it. 'The industry, in general, has recovered to peak levels over the last six months and we are seeing the first signs of skill shortages,' says Emma Charnock, regional director at recruitment firm Hays in Hong Kong and China.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Latecomers missed resource party

Many Hong Kong investors who bought into the emerging-markets growth story and loyally put cash into commodities funds have been savaged in the past year. The four biggest resources funds of the 36 available to local retail investors fell deeply into the red in the past 12 months.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Banks whetting the axe as subprime pain bites

Local banks have started to feel the pain from the subprime crisis and sources say some lenders are preparing to cut their headcounts to reduce costs.

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Schroders follows the money trillionaires

Thrifty savers lucrative market for old investor

With total assets in the mainland fund market passing the trillion yuan mark at the end of March, it is no surprise that Massimo Tosato, group vice-chairman of Schroders, is giving priority to his company's fund venture with Bank of Communications.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Change on MTR Corp board

At the start of next month investment banker Lincoln Leong will replace Clement Kwok King-man as MTR Corp finance director. Mr Leong was previously a partner at direct investment firm Capital Z Asia and also worked at Schroders Asia and Lehman Brothers. Mr Kwok will head Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels group.

11 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Accountant links up with fund managers

Grant Thornton has become the first accounting firm to join a Mandatory Provident Fund alliance, linking with CMG Asia, Bank Consortium Trust and Schroders.

Another MPF alliance, formed yesterday, saw CEF Lend Lease Life Assurance and Australian-based general insurer QBE HK team up.

19 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

A closer look at the options

Sunday Money picked up some details on a few of the options available: Banks Bank of America: Minimum investment of $50,000 needed to open a multi-currency account to trade from. Quarterly statement and additional ones on demand. Fund range takes in 10 leading houses: Fidelity, Invesco, Jardine Fleming, Mercury, Dresdner RCM, Barings, Schroders, Templeton, BT and GAM.

5 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Employers advised to consider all crucial issues

Employers should take into account all the expectations of staff before signing up a retirement scheme provider.

Nicholas Rogers, Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) director of marketing, said employers should not decide in haste and must not give in to marketing pressure from the scheme providers.

1 Feb 2000 - 12:00am