SFC offers practical guidance on how to ascertain key risks before investing
20 Jul 2012
In the latest issue of InvestEd Intelligence, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) reminds investors to find out about the various risks and factors that may affect their return of investment before making a commitment.
In this issue’s “Sounding Board” column, the SFC’s Senior Director, Head of Risk and Strategy, Ms Bénédicte Nolens, reminds investors to ask themselves and their advisors certain questions before buying a financial product. She also notes that the global outlook and events in any part of the world can have an impact on one’s investments.
This issue also introduces a new class of products – the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) A-share exchange-traded fund (ETF). The “Choosing Wisely” column outlines its key features and risks and explains how it differs from A-share ETFs in currency denomination, structure and trading arrangement.
In his “Words of Wisdom” column, Dr Wise explains the role of the newly-established Financial Dispute Resolution Centre, how investors may approach the centre to resolve monetary disputes with a bank or brokerage as well as the key advantages of taking this route to resolve disputes.
Meanwhile, the “Case in Point” column clarifies that it is not compulsory for investors or shareholders to accept a mandatory offer in a takeover transaction. July’s “IE Activities Planner” invites audience to an interview series on Commercial Radio from late-June to hear market professionals and the SFC discuss topical issues such as risks of overseas and leveraged investing, relevance of credit ratings and funds related to the RQFII scheme.
InvestEd Intelligence is a bimonthly newsletter for investors, which provides a diverse range of educational information about investing. Topical market issues, product development information and regulatory updates are covered regularly. The newsletter is published at the SFC’s InvestEd site on or around the 20th day of every other month.
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