Summit Notebook

Exotic trades? No way!

November 13, 2008

By Jeffrey Hodgson

Increasingly risk-averse hedge fund managers are in no mood to chase exotic trades as they scramble to boost returns.

Cutting costs: business class to soda cans

November 13, 2008

By Kevin Lim

Some companies are taking cost cuts pretty seriously.

That’s the message from Aberdeen Asset Management’s Asia chief as the firm pulls out all stops to trim costs in these lean times.

Young minds, old bodies offer private equity opportunities

November 4, 2008

Healthcare and education offer a new frontier for Middle
East private equity firms as they take advantage of dramatic
demographic changes in the region.

Audio – Kuwait Finance House sees silver lining in downturn

October 14, 2008

lim-boh-soon.jpg Lim Boh Soon, chief executive officer of Kuwait Finance House in Singapore said at the Reuters Wealth Management Summit that he sees the period of downturn in the global economy lasting 18-24 months.

Don’t forget Tokyo’s less-polluted air

July 1, 2008

Takafumi Sato, commisioner of Japan’s financial regulator, makes no bones about the government’s desire for Tokyo to be the No. 1 financial centre in Asia, and he rattled off a variety of reasons why foreign investors and professionals ought to set up shop here. Among them: the world’s second largest economy, democracy and the rule of law, great restaurants, abundant household assets needing management, low crime, great public transportation, four beautiful seasons.