Recent defaults on bond payments by companies such as Swiber Holdings last year offer validation for the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) push for enhanced investor protection.
Wealthy investors in Singapore may soon be able to choose to be covered by the same protections as retail investors under proposals from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (Mas).
Asian investors clearly prefer domestic equities, where they expect up to a 26% yield, according to a survey report by Eastspring Investments.
The government’ second Islamic bond offering has attracted $2bn in orders, mainly from private banks and fund managers in the Middle East and Asia.
The product uses a quantitative strategy and is suitable for investors with a medium to long-term time horizon, the firm said. The fund seeks to achieve capital growth by investing at least 90% in companies whose assets, products or operations are based in the US or are included in the Russell 1000 Index. Apart from […]
In 2014, more than 1,580 applicants for investor visas were Chinese, compared to 507 the year before, research from Radius Equity reveals. The investor visa scheme encourages high-net-worth individuals to invest in British companies in exchange for the right to apply for citizenship after five years. Despite the scheme proving to be a great success […]
The firm aims to launch up to ten funds in Asia in the next 18 months targeting retail investors, according to Madeline Ho, managing director, head of wholesale fund distribution for Asia Pacific at Natixis Global Asset Management..
According to Herberts, China’s stock market is exhibiting signs of being in bubble territory as investors flock to get a piece of it. “With China having enjoyed a significant bull run recently, is the bubble about to burst?” he asked. “The Shenzhen and Shanghai markets have more than doubled in a year, and the Shenzhen […]
Investors should, however, lower their return expectations to single-digits for the S&P 500 index, the firm said. The index has recently been hitting all time highs: “We continue to favour US equities, despite slightly higher valuation levels. The base case for the S&P 500 total return in 2015 is in the single-digit range, which […]
A high yield product that links to the LIBOR rate could be a suitable way to play the next act of the interest rate saga, according to M&G Investments.