FOR quite some time now, investment leverage and derivative solutions have been pervasive features of investment portfolios of private banking clients. The investment thesis underpinning these...

IT'S well known that the number of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in Asia is growing faster than any other region in the world, with Singapore at the vanguard of the millionaires-per-...

2015 IS shaping up to be quite a volatile year for financial markets. Oil prices ploughed new lows after losing more than half of their value since June 2014; multi-year-low commodity prices,...

THE global shift in economic growth towards developing countries has caused a comparatively rapid increase in ultra-high net worth individuals in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America, including...

A LARGE portion of Asia's economic success can be attributed to entrepreneurs, a majority of whom are very hands-on in managing their businesses. While this ensures a strong commitment to the...

THE final quarter of last year witnessed another bout of underperformance in Asian and emerging equity markets versus global markets. Part of this was due to the strength in the US dollar and the...

FAMILY offices (FOs) are as unique as the families they serve. Many also share very similar characteristics that have made them successful entities in their own right. However, where some do not...

IN THE world of investments, risk is often characterised as undesirable but necessary in the pursuit of higher returns. But history has shown us that this investing principle does not always hold...

CHINA'S investment potential since the opening of its economy has enticed many investors. Its rapid economic rise and the emergence of large industrial and service sectors have created a wide...

THERE are two global phenomena that we believe will influence the behaviour of Asian financial assets: central bank actions and low oil prices. Monetary policy adjustments could create moderate...