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11 May 2012

Art & antiques have been supreme asset classes over the past two years as liquidity flowed from the formal financial system - including equities - in search of more attractive returns. But now the conditions that propelled the auction houses to record sales are starting to move into reverse, raising the prospect of a bleaker phase to come.

In other sections, we also look at:

  • How some mutual funds made spectacular returns in the first four months.
  • What may lie in store for China AMC after its star manager, Wang Yawei, departed.
  • How regulators are using a plethora of measures to boost equities and push financial reform.
  • A retrospective study of the strategies that proved successful for fund managers over the last two years.
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CHINA CONFIDENTIAL

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