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Vol
36
2023/10

UPDATE ON THE FIVE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS ABOUT TITLE TRANSFERS

EquitiesFirst's financing model involves temporary share transfers as part of the loan process. This volume serves to provide updates on the latest data and insights, offering a comprehensive understanding of title transfers and the advantages of EquitiesFirst's lending model over traditional banks and other lenders.
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35
2023/09

HNWI OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND FOR EAMs

As HNWI increases, the potential is there for External Asset Managers (EAM) to capture greater market share with their advantage of offering a wider range of products compared to private bankers. This volume elaborates how partnering with EquitiesFirst can reinforce EAMs’ strengths to stand out from the crowd.
Vol
34
2023/08

HOW PRIVATE BANKS CAN CAPITALIZE ON HNWI OPPORTUNITIES

An imbalanced growth rate between High-Net-Worth Individuals and private bank staff has made client management and retention challenging for private banks. As a result, they may opt to collaborate with service providers to cope with rising demand. This edition details how private banks can capture opportunities by offering HNWIs value-added services in partnership with EquitiesFirst.
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33
2023/07

2023 GLOBAL MARKETS MID-YEAR REVIEW AND OUTLOOK

Despite uncertainties in the market in the first half of 2023, the market has outperformed exceptions. In this edition, EquitiesFirst reviews changes in US CPI, manufacturing PMI, how interest rates have affected currencies and the rescue actions taken post bank collapses.
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32
2023/06

THAILAND PRIVATE CREDIT – INNOVATION IN CORPORATE FINANCING III

Thailand’s private credit market has faced significant shifts since our last report in February 2022. This volume explores new market developments in Thailand for outstanding non-performance loans, private debt securities issuances, capital raising for SMEs and margin loans.
Vol
31
2023/05

HOW BROKERAGE FIRMS CAN GAIN AN EDGE AMONGST FIERCE COMPETITION

The number of brokers in Hong Kong has increased significantly over the last decade, leading to fiercer competition. Because of this, a majority of brokers are looking into new revenue channels, new products and new markets. This volume explores how broking companies can benefit from the increase in daily average trading volume by partnering with EquitiesFirst.
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