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James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek Asian billion-dollar club shrinks, Harcourt Investment Consulting appoints Claire Liou…

Thu, 4 Oct 2012, 18:21

Hong Kong and Singapore have suffered a reverse of fortunes as they compete with New York and London as major centres for the world’s biggest hedge funds. »

News

Approved stamp SGX’s MSCI Indonesia Index Futures Contract certified for offer to US investors

Thu, 4 Oct 2012, 14:11

On 15 August the Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading (SGX) requested an expedited Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) review of the SGX’s MSCI Indonesia Index futures contract so that it could be offered to US persons. »

Rashid Bin Ali Al-Mansoori, chief executive of Qatar Exchange Rashid Bin Ali Al-Mansoori named chief executive of Qatar Exchange

Thu, 4 Oct 2012, 12:10

Rashid Bin Ali Al-Mansoori has been appointed as chief executive of Qatar Exchange. »

Hong Kong Kinetic Partners hires Kim Frisinger in Hong Kong

Thu, 4 Oct 2012, 12:00

Kim Frisinger has been appointed director at Kinetic Partners and will be joining the Hong Kong team to develop the firm’s forensic offering in Asia. »

Map of Asia Asian PE market shows considerable momentum, says Preqin

Wed, 3 Oct 2012, 14:19

Although fundraising conditions remain challenging around the globe, Asia-focused funds on the road are showing considerable momentum, with many having already held interim closes, and the market is welcoming back many large players that have launched new funds, according to the recently released Preqin Special Report: Asian Private Equity.  »

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance Guernsey sees Far East promise

Tue, 2 Oct 2012, 10:30

Recognition of Guernsey’s expertise as a finance centre continues to build in the Far East, according to Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for the island’s finance industry.  »

BRIC countries deVere urges investors to follow Starbucks along the BRIC road

Tue, 2 Oct 2012, 06:24

Investors seeking sustained growth in their portfolios should follow in the footsteps of Starbucks and look to the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), says Nigel Green, the chief executive of the deVere Group. »

Abu Dhabi ADIA appoints Lanigan as head of principal investments in PE department

Tue, 2 Oct 2012, 06:07

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has appointed Colm Lanigan as head of principal investments in its private equities department, effective immediately.  »

Peter Phillips, the principal officer of Markel International Singapore Challenges ahead for Malaysia’s insurance market, says Markel’s Phillips

Mon, 1 Oct 2012, 16:26

A significant challenge for Malaysia is to continue to promote Labuan as a strategic domicile for reinsurance and to attract more foreign captives as a viable alternative to more established captive domiciles, according to Peter Phillips, the principal officer of Markel International Singapore. »

Great Wall of China Chinese economy faces headwinds, but medium/long term prospects still attractive

Fri, 28 Sep 2012, 12:20

Access to the Chinese equity market can be complex and limited, but exchange-traded funds have made it easier to access multiple corners of the market, with 132 China-focused products listed in 22 countries and USD38.8bn in AUM. »

Asia Pacific map Asia Pacific ETP AUM reduced by USD1.7bn amid mixed equity markets

Fri, 28 Sep 2012, 06:00

Assets under management of Asia Pacific exchange-traded products decreased by USD1.7bn and ended at USD116.5bn last week, according to figures releases by Deutsche Bank. »

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