The world's biggest bank by market value, ICBC is the top player by volume on China's gold and futures exchanges, but its participation in foreign markets is limited to over-the-counter trading, which reached a total $90 billion last year.
Alternatives continue to gain assets, bucking the trend in U.S. equities, but growth and excitement seem to be diminishing
In April, many countries decided to increase their gold reserves as gold averaged $1,649.74 an ounce, data on the IMF's website showed. Ukraine's reserves went up by 1.4 tonnes, Mexico's by 2.9 tonnes and Kazakhstan's by 2 tonnes.
ABN AMRO is one of the top players in trade financing for commodities and energy, and competes globally with France's BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA), among other European players.
The survey, which polled individuals with an average net worth of $1.4 million in nine Asian countries, focused on how satisfied these millionaires were with their lives and what their expectations were for future wealth creation.
Helvetia, Switzerland’s fourth-biggest insurer, focuses on middle-income groups and doesn’t sell life products known as wrappers to wealthy private banking clients.
Mr. Adams ran Morgan Stanley's interest-rates trading desk in Sydney, Australia, specializing in trading Australian and New Zealand government bonds. He also traded government bonds issued by governments throughout the Asian-Pacific Region.
Standard Life Investments has announced wednesday that it has been appointed by Nykredit, one of Denmark's leading financial services groups, to manage an €80m and growing segregated European Corporate Bond portfolio.
The markets generally overreact to negative news, however, investors should keep in mind gold’s normal monthly historical volatility.
Jane Turner, manager of Schroders’ multi-manager funds, is cautious about the near-term outlook for markets following a difficult 2011 and a rally in which she was held back by exposure to US high-yield debt and defensive shares.
HYEM seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of The BofA Merrill Lynch High Yield US Emerging Markets Liquid Corporate Plus Index (EMHY), which is comprised of U.S. dollar-denominated bonds issu
Whether the recent shift in Treasury yields reflects a short-term event or the beginning of a real reversal, Mr. Popp suggests that the time may be right for investors to evaluate how an eventual rise in interest rates may impact their portfolios.