Category Archives: Investment

Trust companies related to Unit Trust schemes

This is a list of 14 registered Trust companies in Malaysia which are related to Unit Trust schemes, that is, offering Trust services to Unit Trust companies, as provided by the Securities Commission. This list is effective as at 31 … Continue reading

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The future direction of JobStreet

So where does JobStreet go from here after divesting its jobs portal business to SEEK Asia? Continue reading

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Reason why JobStreet is selling

This excerpt is extracted from the JobStreet.com Annual Report 2013 which explains the rationale behind the company’s decision to sell their online job portal business to Australia’s SEEK Asia Investment Pte Ltd. SALE OF THE ONLINE JOB PORTAL BUSINESS TO … Continue reading

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Should you sell off your family home?

I met up with a client about a week ago. Owing to some developments in her family, she had some doubts about re-writing her Will. Originally, she had included two of her children as beneficiaries but now, she wanted to … Continue reading

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New EPF rule to impact on unit trust investment

From The Malaysia Insider today, a news report about an impending change to the EPF’s rule regarding regarding a contributor’s use of his EPF savings for investments in Unit Trusts: “The EPF will revise upwards the basic savings quantum of … Continue reading

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Financially, Malaysia’s debts are on shaky ground

I had attended this public talk by Cheah Cheng Hye of Value Partners yesterday at the Wawasan Open University in George Town. He sounded an ominous financial warning for Malaysia, saying that the Malaysian government debt against GDP is at … Continue reading

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Legislation affecting financial planning

What are the legislation in Malaysia that will affect financial planners most or at the very least, should be good for them to know or be aware of? In my opinion, below are the few pertinent ones which I present … Continue reading

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Property investment clubs

More than a decade ago, people were talking about wine investment. Maybe wine investment clubs are still around but I haven’t heard any new development for a very long time. Several years ago, I had my first whiff of a … Continue reading

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Gold IRA

Several weeks ago, I was exchanging instant messages with a relative in the United States. He’s originally from Malaysia but emigrated to the States in the 1990s. He is now only 46 and recently, he wrote to tell me that … Continue reading

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Are you a blind investor?

How much financial knowledge d you have? According to a financial crimes analyst with Bank Negara Malaysia, not very much. The average Malaysian public owns very little financial knowledge. And because of this, many people lose all their money in dubious investment schemes that promise high returns. Continue reading

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