RECENT moves by a handful of fund managers to offer performance-based fees are a welcome development. Hopefully, others will embrace the trend. But the new fee structures need to be designed to...

FAMED Treasury bull Steven Major is sticking to his guns. The sell-off in 10-year notes has run out of steam as the Federal Reserve's bid to downsize its US$4.5 trillion balance sheet looks...

THE world waits on another missile launch from North Korea and another Twitter launch from the US. The spread of risk in markets does not seem to reflect the same level of concern. South Korea, a...

THERE are rules of thumb and aphorisms that investors accept without investigating their merits based on historical evidence. For example, many assume that buying individual bonds is safer than...

CHINESE companies reported a sharp profit upturn in the second quarter this year. Total earnings increased by 18 per cent year on year for all listed firms. If banks and petroleum firms were excluded...

THIS is the 10th instalment of our retirement series. In my previous writings, I shared how I used our proprietary tool "RetireWell" to give our client David (age 59), a reliable income...

SHANGHAI restaurateur David Hu said he's nervous about wiring money to Australia for a home purchase because of China's crackdown on currency outflows. Instead, he plans to carry the cash...

FIXED mortgage rates' upward climb stalled this week as weak housing data put a damper on investors' enthusiasm...

STRONG investment performance buoyed the wealth of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) globally, driving a global wealth expansion of 8.2 per cent in 2016 compared to 4 per cent previously, despite a...

STRONG investment performance buoyed the wealth of high net worth individuals globally, driving a global wealth expansion of 8.2 per cent in 2016, despite a slight deceleration in the Asia-Pacific.