Become a millionair while sleeping

Recently the regulator of Hong Kong’s mandatory pension fund (MPF) system, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) released “provisional data on MPF investment returns” and in doing so reiterated that “MPF is a long-term investment spanning over 40 years”, encouraged scheme members to “not adopt a short-term investment approach” while also imploring MPF’s 4.75m […]

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Leap into Greatness

19th March 2024 When we think of success we don’t think “backwards” or “downwards”; rather it’s “onwards and upwards” and no event epitomized this idiom better than the 1968 Mexico Olympic games where a powerfully built American, Bob Beamon rose to a height of 6 feet before projecting himself 29 feet forward to win the

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When good is good enough

31st January 2024 There are not many certainties in life but one thing you can be certain about are that market predictions will be made at the beginning of every year and there’s little certainty they’ll be right.  MPF members are predicting that US equities will continue to rise in 2024.  Recent MPF fund flow

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Is Music the Next Royalty?

6th December 2023 The basic investing build blocks are to save regularly, invest long term and diversify our investments, but with Hong Kong and China equities in decline and Global bonds in negative territory it would appear that traditional diversified portfolios don’t work, but they do, just not all the time. In today’s blog, Mr

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Greed, hope and fear

8th November 2023 I was just starting my Asian asset management career when I heard the term “irrational exuberance” used by former US Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan, when referring to the frenzied buying of internet stocks in the mid-1990s, a frenzy which ultimately led to the bursting of the “Dot-Com Bubble” and subsequent stock

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MPF recycles the sustainable investing story and in doing so provides MPF members with more fund choices

18th October 2023 The world of sustainable investment has exploded. Rarely can one read an investment story without ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) references. Seemingly, every fund manager MPF Ratings meets now includes slides on how ESG factors are considered in their investment decisions. But, if you think the path to sustainable investing is smooth

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