Popularity Of ETFs May Not Mean Poor Governance

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This article “Popularity Of ETFs May Not Mean Poor Governance” by Goh Eng Yeow was first published in The Straits Times on 06 Mar 2017 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Some fear managers of index-linked funds are not too concerned over how listed firms are run
The annual …

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Rewarding Good Governance

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This article “Rewarding Good Governance?” by R Sivanithy was first published in The Business Times on 20 Sep 2017 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
A balance between regulatory ‘sticks’ and ‘carrots’ or incentives can encourage firms to practise good governance
Is there scope here to reward firms that practise good governance?
In …

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Sniffing Out Good Investment Opportunities

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This article “Sniffing Out Good Investment Opportunities” by Goh Eng Yeow was first published in The Straits Times on 17 Apr 2017 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
The best time to do so is at an AGM, which gives an investor access to a firm’s board
For investors, one success story …

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Fewer Compliance Rules, Not More, Is What Firms Need

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This article “Fewer Compliance Rules, Not More, Is What Firms Need” by Goh Eng Yeow was first published in The Straits Times on 13 Mar 2017 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
More onerous rules could add to costs, distract management from growth focus
Anyone who has run a listed firm in the …

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Approach Investing Like Buying Durians

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This article “Approach Investing Like Buying Durians” by Arthur Lee was first published in The Business Times on 12 Mar 2016 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Understand just what you’re getting into and examine the ‘fruit’ closely before parting with your money
My newsroom colleague Anita recently wrote “An IPO elsewhere is …

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An Initiation Into IPOs

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This article “An Initiation Into IPOs” by Mindy Tan was first published in The Straits Times on 19 Sep 2011 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.

MINDY TAN highlights some factors that investors should consider before buying into an IPO
Initial public offerings (IPOs) have recently been in the limelight, with brands …

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In Buying Low PE Stocks, Beware Of Value Trap

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This article “In Buying Low PE Stocks, Beware Of Value Trap” by Teh Hooi Ling was first published in The Straits Times on 23 Dec 2012 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.

While stocks with the lowest PEs generally offer the best returns, there are duds as well.
Last week, we …

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Reits Free To Set Fees But Must Justify Them

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This article “Reits Free To Set Fees But Must Justify Them” by Jacqueline Woo was first published in The Straits Times on 03 Jul 2015 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.

MAS relents in that area, will go ahead with other rules to give investors more protection
Most of the …

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