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Hong Kong’s financial secretary, John Tsang, unveiled in February plans to issue HK$5 billion–10 billion ($642 million–1.3 billion) of inflation-linked bonds, or iBonds. Inflation bonds offer inflation-adjusted returns and are attractive to parties...
Russell Investments has launched 18 indexes that capture 98% of the investable universe and aim to tap the increasingly broad range of investors' interests. The Russell Global 1-2-3 index series features the Russell Global 1000 and 2000 indexes, as well...
Growing interest in ETFs and a strong preference for liquidity indicate the return of risk appetite in Asia, with equity remaining the antidote of choice to hedge against inflation fears
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● Swiss private bank Pictet & Cie has appointed Claude Haberer as head of Pictet Wealth Management Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Haberer reports to Nicolas Pictet, Pictet’s managing partner responsible for Asia. Haberer was previously head of ultra-high-net-worth...
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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