THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

DURING a portfolio review in the midst of the Asian crisis in 1998, the patriarch of the family was being berated by his eldest son, who complained about his father's excessive risk taking that...

CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

EXCHANGE-traded funds (ETFs) attracted more flows than "any structure ever" in 2017, according to Bloomberg's Eric Balchunas...

ASSET managers are being squeezed as increased regulation drives up costs and investors shift more money into lower-cost investment products.

DESPITE many threats, the UK government will find it exceedingly difficult to freeze Russian assets unless it can prove links to criminality.

FRONTMEN who help wealthy investors from Russia and other states use foreign shell companies to hide the ownership of luxury London properties face up to two years in jail and unlimited fines,...

PODCAST

In this new podcast series for 2018, The Straits Times and The Business Times offer tips for the newcomer to the financial investment scene. Say you are an adventurous young person keen to experiment...

EMERGING-market stocks are the world's best investment after February's rout cheapened valuations, according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management...

VALUE INSIGHT

LAST year was a good year for stocks. The S&P 500 returned 21.8 per cent. But you would have done way better if you had just bought the five biggest companies in the US as at end 2016. The...

CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Every financial services firm today is desperately trying to prove how tech savvy they are by displaying robots and posting blogs with futuristic pictures of AI. But how much of this is advertisement...

THOMAS Kuhn, the American physicist and philosopher, is perhaps best known to the public for the phrase "paradigm shift". In his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, he describes...