ChinaÆs fund managers may get some nasty surprises once the newly approved stock index futures market finally kicks off. The main worries are a lack of expertise and limited investment in risk management.
Data from Lipper and Credit Suisse shows October and November have not been kind to the hedge-fund world, but annualised performance figures should be good enough.
Investors are now paying close attention to Malaysian corporate earnings as mutual funds in the country post further gains, according to data provider Lipper.
Equity funds were the best performers in July, but commodities funds recorded a loss, according to Lipper.
Investors remain invested in mutual funds sold in Thailand for fear of losing out on any further market gains, says Lipper.
Performance numbers are likely to slide, however, as August turns out to be a challenging month for mainland equities.