WHILE the Fintech industry is increasingly gaining recognition, most of its impact has largely been felt in financial services catering to the mass-market segment. That is the obvious play for them...

THE collapse in oil prices in mid-2014 was supposed to usher in a period of rapid growth and better investment returns.  The outcome, unfortunately, hasn't been quite as planned.  While there...

WHILE Asia remains the global engine for wealth creation, many of the region's wealthy are insufficiently prepared for a retirement that is likely to last significantly longer than that of their...

WHY is the world experiencing perpetually falling bond yields? Globally there are now more than US$8 trillion of government bonds with negative interest rates. With US unemployment rate dropping to 4...

THE United Kingdom's (UK) referendum which saw the vote going in favour of leaving the European Union (EU), marked the beginning of an uncertain and unprecedented road ahead. There will be a two...

WE all like to be first. So perhaps undue attention has been given to the question of when the Chinese economy will overtake the United States' as the world's biggest. Depending on what...

IF you've ever bought a foreign stock or bond, or invested in a fund that's not denominated in your own currency, you already know about foreign exchange (FX). Even more basic than this,...

AS savers and investors, most of us concern ourselves with the short term. And these days, the short-term concerns have been keeping us quite busy. The impact of Britain's momentous decision to...

THE political changes in major economies will represent defining moments for the rest of 2016 and 2017. Volatility and investment opportunities, however, may come not from the events themselves, but...

LOOKING back on the first half of the year, 2016 started off with some headwinds, with uneven global growth, divergent monetary policies and the risk of illiquidity in some markets. Prospects of...