Samuel Lum, CFA, was director of Private Wealth and Capital Markets at CFA Institute, where he focused on wealth management and capital markets, mainly in an Asia-Pacific context.
Fung Global Institute President Andrew Sheng says the central challenge for financial reform is reining in the sector, which has grown too big.
With unprecedented changes in the foreign institutional investor quota and related rules, as well as the hint of further new policy moves by the government, the China A-Shares market is starting to attract investor interest once again.
In a poll conducted earlier this week, we asked readers what was the primary factor in the recent decline in gold prices.
Capital markets reform in mainland China, together with new cross-strait initiatives, are giving rise to considerable optimism that the investment services industry in Greater China is entering a bright new era.
Xi Jinping and others in China's new leadership team highlighted several policy goals in the 18th party congress in November. These likely will be ratified in next week's National People's Congress. In a poll conducted earlier this week, we asked readers which of the policy goals is the most important.
Increasingly, it is recognized that defined benefit plans are not sustainable, and traditional defined contribution schemes are not properly designed to meet core retirement goals of most individuals. Nobel Laureate Robert C. Merton conducted… READ MORE ›
India recently played host to a CFA Institute investment conference in Mumbai, in partnership with the Indian Association of Investment Professionals and the country's National Institute of Securities Markets. The event featured three internationally renowned speakers who presentations on the challenges of investing are highly relevant to investment practitioners everywhere.
In a poll conducted earlier this week, we asked readers whether they thought the fiscal- and monetary-policy initiatives being undertaken by Japan's new government will lead the country out of the deflationary and slow-growth environment that has persisted for the past two decades.
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