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Open letter to the board of Indofood Agri Resources
SINGAPORE (May 20): Dear Board of Directors, As a long-term investor in Indofood Agri Resources (IndoAgri), I am disappointed that you are recommending that I accept the offer from Indofood Sukses Makmur (Indofood). The offer price of 28 cents per share significantly undervalues the long-term potential of the assets held by Indo- Agri, in my view. Instead of encouraging minority investors to ...
Active management can deliver attractive returns amid tightening liquidity, says Charles Schwab
SINGAPORE (Dec 10): In the last few years, passive fund management has become increasingly popular among investors, as its returns have often outperformed those of active investing. One reason for this outperformance can be attributed to the ultra-loose monetary policy environment in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008. But, now, as the US Federal Reserve is expected to ...
Active management can deliver attractive returns amid tightening liquidity, says Charles Schwab
SINGAPORE (Dec 10): In the last few years, passive fund management has become increasingly popular among investors, as its returns have often outperformed those of active investing. One reason for this outperformance can be attributed to the ultra-loose monetary policy environment in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008. But, now, as the US Federal Reserve is expected to ...
Active management can deliver attractive returns amid tightening liquidity, says Charles Schwab
SINGAPORE (Dec 10): In the last few years, passive fund management has become increasingly popular among investors, as its returns have often outperformed those of active investing. One reason for this outperformance can be attributed to the ultra-loose monetary policy environment in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008. But, now, as the US Federal Reserve is expected to ...
Eight Roads expands to Southeast Asia with new Singapore office
SINGAPORE (Sept 21): Eight Roads, the investment arm of Fidelity International Limited (FIL), has expanded its global network to Southeast Asia with the recent opening of its new office in Singapore.   Raj Dugar (pictured, main image), managing partner, Asia, will relocate from India to Singapore to lead the combined India and Southeast Asia operations at the new office. In a press ...
The calm before the storm? Not really
SINGAPORE (Sept 17): US stocks have been largely impervious to the brewing turmoil in emerging markets so far this year, hovering near record high levels even as stocks in the latter are being buffeted by trade tensions and contagion fears. We discussed this divergence in recent articles. In fact, the US market has continued to rally despite many a market observer calling for caution on ...
GE's jet-leasing unit said to draw sale interest from GIC
NEW YORK (Sept 11): Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund has expressed interest in buying General Electric Co.’s plane-leasing unit, said people with knowledge of the matter. At a meeting between GIC Pte. and GE officials in August, fund executives asked whether the Boston-based company would consider selling all or a part of GE Capital Aviation Services, said the people, who asked not to be ...
CGS-CIMB Securities launches eWealth robo-advisory platform
SINGAPORE (Aug 28): CGS-CIMB Securities has launched a robo-advisory platform, CGS-CIMB eWealth, to bring personalised investment advisory services to its retail clients by pairing portfolios with investors’ risk profiles and investment objectives. The platform is provided in CGS-CIMB’s partnership with Saxo Bank subsidiary Saxo Capital Markets as well as WeInvest, a Singapore-based ...
Tech bloodletting nears US$300 bil since Facebook reported
NEW YORK (July 31): The rush to get out of US tech stocks entered its third day Monday as concerns mounted over how the storied FAANG bloc will fare amid rising interest rates and slower growth. All of the FAANGs retreated, with Facebook Inc. sinking 3.3% and Netflix Inc. falling as much as 5.3%. The FANG index retreated 2.5%, widening its three-day loss to 9%. This compares with a 1.4% loss ...
Time to stock up on defensive assets for a volatile 2H18, says State Street
SINGAPORE (June 25): State Street Corporation advises investors to start adopting a more defensive stance on expectations of global volatility in 2H18, as the environment becomes more challenging for risky assets such as such as global equities, high-beta developed market currencies, and emerging markets (EMs) in general. In a Monday release, Lee Ferridge, head of Global Macro Strategy for ...