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  • Interest in funds returning

    INVESTORS have tapped funds as investment vehicles for decades, but their penetration among high net worth individuals may be lower than you might expect.

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  • St James' Place posts record funds

    [LONDON] UK wealth manager St James' Place has bucked a patchy investment environment to post record funds under management (FuM) in the first half of the year, boosted by new client inflows.

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  • Equities should surpass bonds in H2

    SOME call it listless, boring, or just generally trendless, but so far 2014 has not worked out the way many had expected. Up to date this year, the performance of global equity markets has been...

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  • There's one born every minute - again

    THE federal judge overseeing the criminal case against Jordan Belfort, the felon depicted in the movie The Wolf of Wall Street, had bad news last month for the syndicated newsmagazine Inside...

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  • Hard to beat the market all the time

    [NEW YORK] WHEN the stock market rose 30 per cent in 2013, plenty of fund managers had a triumphant year. Almost anyone can post good numbers in a bull market, though. It's like sprinting downhill...

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  • Financiers look to the fields for their latest offering

    [NEW YORK] His boots were caked with mud when Thomas ST Gimbel, a longtime hedge fund executive, slipped in a strawberry patch. It was the plumpness of a strawberry that had distracted him.

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  • Myths and realities of hedge funds

    DESPITE all the articles written about hedge funds, most investors may still struggle to define hedge funds and have difficulty determining whether they are appropriate for their portfolio. We would...

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  • How trust may undo Bitcoin

    NONE of Bitcoin's recent troubles - technological glitches and the collapse of the biggest cryptocurrency exchange, MtGox, the departure of key figures from the Bitcoin Foundation - has struck me as...

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  • A Ponzi is born every week

    USING the money that was rolling in from investors, Scott Rothstein, a lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, bought his wife, Kimberly, more than US$1 million in jewellery, including an opulent...

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  • From stocks to farmland, all's booming or bubbling

    [NEW YORK] In Spain, where there was a debt crisis just two years ago, investors are so eager to buy the government's bonds that they recently accepted the lowest interest rates since 1789.

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  • Foreign investors bullish on Indian shares, pay premium

    [MUMBAI] International demand for Indian equities is so strong that foreign-ownership limits have been breached at 17 of the biggest listed companies, and the premium paid for those shares is surging.

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  • Do hedge funds deserve the fees?

    THE majority of hedge fund managers do not deserve the fees they charge, says Unigestion chairman Bernard Sabrier.

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  • Property weighs down S'pore stocks: UBS

    UBS has called an underweight on Singapore equities, which are seen to be weighed down by concerns over a weak property sector and a tight labour market.

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  • Japan's seniors a boost for Asian bonds

    [SINGAPORE] Asian bonds are reaping the benefits of Japan's ageing population like never before.

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  • Decoding of bond secrets puzzles Wall St

    AFTER travelling to Memphis, Tennessee, pay respects to Elvis Presley at Graceland, then take a short drive to FTN Financial to partake in some of the best bond-market advice to be found anywhere.

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  • Strong fundamentals driving Asean bourses

    ASEAN markets have bounced back and are among the top performers so far this year, having been hit hard in the second half of 2013 by concerns over the impact of asset purchase tapering by the US...

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  • Averting disputes over inheritance

    [NEW YORK] KATE's father died when she was in college, but she stayed close to his side of the family. Although she moved to North Carolina after graduation, she and her three siblings returned to...

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  • Gold euphoria unlikely to last

    [NEW YORK] AFTER the biggest gold slump in three decades left investors heartbroken, they're following Taylor Swift's advice and never, ever getting back together. Janet Yellen, the one person able...

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  • Betting on art as a better investment

    T HE main thing that's driving the growth of the art market is the demand for a good investment for the very rich, art adviser Todd Levin said.

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  • Avoiding a tax that they support

    [WASHINGTON] BILL and Hillary Clinton have long supported an estate tax to prevent the US from being dominated by inherited wealth. That does not mean that they want to pay it. To reduce the tax...

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