Alan Lok, CFA, was a director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute. He was responsible for conducting research projects in the area of market instruments and market structures in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Lok worked with regulators, institutional investors, academics, and various other stakeholders within the financial industry to uphold investor protection and market integrity.
Which is the better indicator of the US stock equity market, the DIJA or the S&P 500? Do investments based on the latter carry a different risk profile?
The CSRC money market reforms balance innovation and risk, consider public feedback, and are the first refinements to a set of rulings drafted in 2004. Will they thrive?
Chinese regulators are now seeking comments on how P2P platforms should operate and grappling with findings of a private equity practices report — there are problems.
Eleven years of tick-by-tick data, 12 billion data points, and 189 companies later … what our first-of-its-kind study in the Asia-Pacific region reveals, and what policy we recommend.
Will Alibaba and Tencent prove supporters right — that Internet financing, a phenomenon unique thus far to China, will be a transformational boon to its capital markets, or is it just a new component in the government’s economic machine?
Alan Lok, CFA, examines China’s shift to a domestic-consumption economy, its severe service sector supply bottleneck, and the rise in Chinese shadow banking.
The biggest issue now facing the Chinese capital markets is resource allocation. Future reforms will be geared towards benefiting the entire physical economy.
Examining REITs and business trusts on the Singapore Exchange. Industry feedback on the listed asset classes revealed need to shed more light on them.
The Singapore Exchange’s market-fraud surveillance may not be well known, but it’s critical to maintaining a level playing field for investors.