December 2, 2012

A ‘big bang’ tipped for China’s financial services

The new leaders of China are expected to “dismantle” the country’s multifarious capital controls, according to a research report from HSBC, called ‘China’s Big Bang’. The report, overseen by Qu Hongbin, HSBC’s chief economist for Greater China, focuses on a

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Equity or debt – as long as it’s distressed

Distressed securities look like providing the best return, both in absolute and risk-adjusted terms, again this calendar year of the 12 categories of hedge fund investment styles measured by the EDHEC – Risk Institute. According to the research organization’s figures

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Audience of One spreads its wings outside US

Advances in technology used by custodians is helping them to engage directly with members or unit holders on behalf of big funds, providing detailed investment positions, calculations and projections for individuals. JP Morgan’s ‘Audience of One’ program, which has been

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First broker enters China’s custody business

As some Chinese banks are looking to expand into regional and then global custodian services – notably Bank of China and ICBC – they now face competition at home from their domestic brokerage firms. The China funds management research house

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