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 Non-Preemptive Share Issues in Asia: Role of Regulation in Investor Protection


Non-Preemptive Share Issues in Asia:

Role of Regulation in Investor Protection 

In this report, we review the regulations governing non-preemptive share issuance based on general mandates across four major jurisdictions in Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia). We then compare these market practices with the UK regulations of preemption and highlight the differences between the two groups. Our objective is to create awareness among investors, regulators, and company management and to draw a broad consensus on the principle of preemption. This report is part of our continued effort to raise the bar on corporate governance principles in Asia and to build trust and transparency among the various stakeholders in Asia’s capital markets.

CFA Institute - Padma Venkat, CFA; Kurt N. Schacht, JD, CFA; Robert W. Dannhauser, CFA; Tony Tan, DBA, CFA

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Quantitative Easing and its AftermathUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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 CFA Singapore Events (November 2014)



There were a total of six speaker events held in November. The month begun with a presentation by Mr Yue Yao. During the session, Mr Yue provided an in-depth analysis of “quality” for firms in the mobile Internet service industry in China.  Ms Marie Cardoen reviewed the trends in the alternative investments industry and the role of liquid alternatives in client portfolios in a presentation held at Thomson Reuters. In the third event, Professor Joel Litman discussed on advanced cash flow analytics, balance-sheet evaluation, and enhanced fundamental analysis that leads to a far better understanding of credit risk.

Mr Jack Sim shared his insights on the challenges and opportunities of the concept of the base of the pyramid. He also addressed how an ecosystem approach empowers communities by providing trade and job opportunities to alleviate poverty. In the fifth session, Dr. Angelo Venardos and Mr. Glen Chee revealed the reality of offshore jurisdictions and the implications of the new regulatory environment. Lastly, Mr Manu Bhaskaran, CFA addressed the uncertainties in the global economy as well as the impact of these uncertainties on the Asian economies.

A masterclass on Mergers and Acquisitions was conducted by Arvind Mathur, CFA at the M Hotel Singapore. There were two networking sessions held during the month. Members were treated to good food and drinks at the monthly networking drinks session held at the Tippletown Café at Club Street. Members also participated in an exclusive guided tour to view the original masterpieces from one of the worlds most celebrated geniuses, Leonardo Da Vinci, shown in Southeast Asia for the first time at ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands.


 CFA Singapore Events (October 2014)



October begun with the final instalment of the Investment Fundamentals Forum series focused on asset allocation. Mr SK Selvan, CFA shared his insights Economic cycles and asset classes. Mr Chong Yoon-Chou, CFA spoke on Portfolio Management. The event concluded with a panel discussion chaired by Arun Kelshiker, CFA on asset allocation.


 There were two networking sessions held during the month. The first event was proudly sponsored by Envoy Net Lease Partners, LLC. Mr Ralph Cram shared on the various investment opportunities which are available in the U.S. Net Lease Real Estate Market. A few lucky members walked away with copies of "The Little Book of Triple Net Lease Investing" as prizes in a draw held that evening. Subsequently, it was an informative and fun evening as Ms Petrina Kow shared her insights on how members can uncover the secrets to unlocking their true influence from the inside out.


Two Executive Workshops on Advanced Financial Modeling and Strategic Asset Allocation were conducted by Mr Hamilton Lin and Professor Ralf Zubrugg respectively. 


The month ended with a Career development event held at Singapore Management University. Participants learnt how the CFA Charter can help advance their career within the portfolio fund management, investment research and wealth management industries.  Our distinguished group of panellists shared how to approach and plan for a career within these industries as well as the typical opportunities and career prospects which are available.



 Update from the Board

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 Candidates' Corner


Your Passport to Global Investment and Finance   

Tens of thousands try, a faction succeed. CFA Singapore offers access to senior practitioners to prepare you for successful navigation of the rigorous CFA Programme.

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 CFA Singapore Claritas Preparatory Course

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 CFA Singapore Quarterly Newsletter

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 CFA Institute Asia-Pacific Career Guide 2014

This guide is a navigational tool to find your way around the finance industry.


Click here to view the CFA Institute Asia-Pacific Career Guide for 2014.


 Angel Investors Tax Deduction Scheme (AITD)


The Angel Investors Tax Deduction Scheme is a tax incentive which aims to stimulate business angel investments into Singapore-based start-ups and encourage more angel investors to add value to these start-ups. Click here for more information.


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