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2022/10

HONG KONG MARKET REVIEW

Movements that happen in the United States and China have historically affected Hong Kong’s stock market. This volume explores how rising interest rates in the U.S. and China’s 20th National Congress could affect the Hang Seng Index and how EquitiesFirst’s solution can mitigate uncertainty.
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25
2022/10

NAVIGATING HIGHER-FOR-LONGER AND A LIQUIDITY DROUGHT

The latest U.S. inflation data has led equity markets to expect a continued liquidity drought caused by forecasted elevated interest rates well into 2024. This volume explores how EquitiesFirst’s securities-based financing provides an innovative solution for investors to raise capital and diversify their portfolios while maintaining the upside potential of their core holdings.
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24
2022/08

HOW FAMILY OFFICES CAN GROW WITH EQUITIESFIRST

Family offices are incorporating private debt into their investment strategies as they seek to diversify their portfolio with investments that are less correlated to the markets. This volume demonstrates how EquitiesFirst partners with family offices in various aspects to grow their AUM.
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23
2022/07

ALTERNATIVE STRATEGY IN A RISING-RATE ENVIRONMENT

Higher interest rates caused by inflation create higher interest payments for floating rate borrowings and added pressure on assets including shares. Companies also need to offer higher rates to raise funds during inflation…
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22
2022/06

FINANCING DISPARITY BETWEEN OWNERS OF SMALL CAPS VS LARGE CAPS 2.0

As the economy rebounded in 2021, small cap companies in Asia, which were more volatile, outperformed large companies in Asia. Despite small cap companies regaining credibility, traditional lenders limit their access to loans…
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21
2022/06

BORROWER-FRIENDLY MECHANISM IN TIMES OF MARKET CORRECTION

As the market is correcting, many shareholders who have pledged their shares are likely to receive margin calls from their respective lenders. They often can’t top up within the tight timelines given…
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