A professional financial planner/adviser has 4 qualities namely: One who possesses specialized knowledge not generally understood by the public; One who has qualification which acts as a threshold entrance requirement; One who has a sense of altruism; and One who subscribes to code of ethics. What are these qualities and why most financial advisers and planners are not able to fulfill … [Read more...]
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Wilfred Ling examines the ETFs listed on the SGX and provides an overview of their advantages and disadvantages compared with unit trusts. This article was first published by iFAST INSIGHT magazine on 1 Aug 2009. The article can be downloaded HERE. … [Read more...]
Do not take for granted that your licensed and "independent" financial adviser will always look after your interest. Ask your adviser to provide a comprehensive service other than those defined by regulation. Read the article HERE on what Wilfred Ling has to say about the subject matter. … [Read more...]
Marriage is a huge undertaking. It might be prudent to know your financial commitments and responsibilities ahead of time. Read what Wilfred Ling has to say about this subject. The article can be downloaded HERE. … [Read more...]
Upon graduation and finding a job, the first thing a new graduate would like to spent is their first paycheck. However, is this the right way to do? We advocate that the young person starts making a financial plan. For young graduate, financial planning need not be complicated. In fact, it is quite simple. In this issue of INVEST FEB/MARCH 2009 edition, Wilfred Ling tells us how young graduates … [Read more...]
How is money created and why the manner it was created is causing havoc in the marketplace? What are the things we can learn in this financial crisis? Moreover, how does one build a better portfolio in view of the current economic climate? For December 2008 issue of the INVEST, WIlfred Ling appears in two articles. Learning From Crisis and a interview with INVEST on Build a Better Portfolio. … [Read more...]
The first collective investment scheme for Life Settement was introduced in Singapore early this year for accredited investors. The Life Settlements Wholesale Fund attracted attentions from financial advisers and investors. Many financial advisers were wary of this fund because the risks involved are unfamiliar. Wilfred Ling investigated and did research into the fund and identify what kind of … [Read more...]
There are so much talk about Exchange Traded Funds. But how does one exactly know what ETFs to use for portfolio construction? There are so many ETFs in the global market but only a few is really needed. In the article for The Executive June 2008 issue, Wilfred Ling writes about using ETFs such as the iShares MSCI World ETF, to diversify one's portfolio. The full article can be downloaded HERE. … [Read more...]
Absolute Return Investing sounds like some mystical investment strategy that is difficult to comprehend and that the returns should be fabulously better than traditional way of investing. In this INVEST June/July 2008 issue, Wilfred Ling attempts to explain what Absolute Return Investing really means and what kind of returns an investor can expect from such strategies. The full article can be … [Read more...]
What are the various instruments available for the retiree? How should they make their money work hard for them? How can they get a perpetual income other than traditional annuity? I had been asked to provide the answers frequently but the number of products suitable for the retiree is limited. Through much research, we introduce an innovative retirement investment portfolio for the retired … [Read more...]