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  • Good tutorial on retirement planning

    PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an excellent Retirement Planning 101 presentation to a national audience on TV last Sunday. It is challenging enough for an adviser to explain the intricacies of...

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  • Nikko to base multi-asset team in S'pore

    NIKKO Asset Management has picked Singapore as the base for its global multi-asset solutions capability, citing the "maturation" of the asset management industry here.

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  • Bitcoin on a downswing, hits lowest since May

    [NEW YORK] Bitcoin's price has been known to surge, but lately it has been in a bit of a slump. On Monday, the price of bitcoin dropped nearly 12 per cent, to US$435.60 from US$492.95, according to...

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  • HK-Shanghai stock gaps to disappear

    [SHANGHAI] THE days of paying different prices for the same stock in Hong Kong and Shanghai are numbered, according to Morgan Stanley.

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  • Rise of a Chinese investment bank

    [HONG KONG] WHEN Alan Guo was chief strategist at Google China, he would occasionally have leisurely conversations with Fan Bao, a Beijing banker, exchanging ideas about the future of the Internet...

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  • M&A boom: sign of golden years ahead?

    SOMETHING big is happening on Wall Street that is making investment bankers richer. It is also supposed to signal better times ahead for the rest of the United States.

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  • Golden times for equity investors

    TWO decades ago the notion of a Goldilocks economy was very much in vogue. It was a snappy way of saying that the economy was growing at a nice, steady pace - fast enough to create jobs but not so...

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  • Pimco funds making way back on top

    BILL Gross promised in May that funds managed by his Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco) would be back on top by the end of the year. So far, his prediction is looking good - unless you count...

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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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