Invesco chairman frets over Hong Kong

In a wide-ranging interview, Michael Benson looks at opportunities and risks in Asia.

Michael Benson, vice-chairman of Amvescap and chairman of Invesco in London, has expressed his concern about the future of Hong Kong and Asia as centres of growth. He spoke with FinanceAsia during a trip to Hong Kong and immediately brought up the subject of last week's anti-government march that attracted nearly 500,000 people.

Benson I was asked to give a talk about the future of Hong Kong recently, and I outlined what is of paramount importance here the respect for law, the integrity of the financial system and the integrity of government. One just begins to wonder if the events of the past few months have begun eating away at the transparency...

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