Capital Investment to develop absolute returns

The new CEO of Taiwanese funds house Capital Investment Trust wants to develop absolute return expertise.

Capital Investment Trust, one of Taiwan's biggest fund management firms, is scrambling to create low-risk, absolute-return equities products in order to continue to attract new assets, says Vincent Lai, its new CEO.

Lai joined the firm in August from HSBC Asset Management, where he had been its Taiwan CIO. He is bringing international investment processes and risk management to one of Taiwan's leading domestic houses. Local Sites tend to focus on returns, but they should also consider risk, he says.

Capital is not only a fixed-income powerhouse, with NT$110 billion invested in its bond funds, but is a rarity in that it also is strong in equities, with...

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