New instrument for unit trust investors

Thursday November 9, 2006 This week, Yeoh Keat Seng discusses the pitfalls of investing in unit trusts and suggests an industry mechanism that would provide investors with greater depth when including this investment instrument in their wealth management portfolio.  WITH an aggregate net asset value (NAV) of over RM50bil as at mid-2006, unit trusts have Read more about New instrument for unit trust investors[…]

Ask beyond basic questions

Monday December 18, 2006 THIS is the second article in a series of articles by the Securities Industry Development Centre on smart investing.  IN the usual interaction between a unit trust agent and an investor, you normally see an agent doing most of the talking and the investor mainly listening. Not many pertinent questions are Read more about Ask beyond basic questions[…]

Don’t be the next victim

Monday December 25, 2006 This is the final article in a series by the Securities Industry Development Centre on smart investing.   1. Are you an easy prey for investment scams? Take this quiz to check your vulnerability.   You always associate investments with:  a) 100% profits  b) Guaranteed returns with no risks  c) Doubling Read more about Don’t be the next victim[…]

Sound advice for investment

Monday February 5, 2007 Choosing an investment professional or adviser is a big decision and the wrong choice can be very expensive. Be prudent. Do not rush out and hire just anyone, advises the Securities Commission’s Security Industry Development Centre.   In life, there are times when we need to turn to experts for help. Read more about Sound advice for investment[…]

Industry players: No need for further delay

Friday February 16, 2007 PETALING JAYA: The deferment of the implementation of single-pricing regime (SPR) for unit trusts to July 1, from April 1, is reasonable and should not be delayed further, according to industry players.  CIMB-Principal Asset Management Bhd chief executive Noripah Kamso said: “We do not feel that it should be extended further. Read more about Industry players: No need for further delay[…]

Single price will eventually lower sales charges for unit trusts

Friday February 16, 2007 By DALJIT DHESI PETALING JAYA: The single-pricing regime (SPR) for unit trusts will in the long run pressure fund houses to reduce sales charges and see unit trust consultants playing a more active and advisory role in their clients’ future investments.  CIMB-Principal Asset Management Bhd chief executive Noripah Kamso said that Read more about Single price will eventually lower sales charges for unit trusts[…]

More than one option to becoming your own boss

Thursday March 15, 2007 In the second of a series of articles as a run-up towards Entrepreneurship Expo 2007, William Ng discusses some often underestimated opportunities to be your own boss Last week’s article on franchise as an option for aspiring entrepreneurs has drawn in many emails and comments. I thank all who had emailed Read more about More than one option to becoming your own boss[…]

Investing in global funds

Monday March 19, 2007 The Securities Industry Development Centre (SIDC) continues its weekly educational series by giving an overview of what global funds are all about.  SINCE the liberalisation of Bank Negara’s foreign exchange administration rules on April 1, 2005, Malaysia has seen the launch of global funds by several unit trust management companies.   Read more about Investing in global funds[…]

About capital guaranteed fund

Monday March 26, 2007 Securities Industry Development Centre AS an investor, you may have come across a Capital Guaranteed Fund. But do you know what it is?   Commonly, a Capital Guaranteed Fund (CGF) is a unit trust fund that is structured to provide investors with returns while guaranteeing investors against any capital losses at Read more about About capital guaranteed fund[…]

Picking the right unit trust fund

Monday April 2, 2007 Securities Industry Development Centre ”WHICH fund should I choose?” is a common question among unit trust investors. Choosing the right fund has never been easy. But the following six steps could help determine the most appropriate funds for you.  1. Know why you are investing  As an investor, you must be Read more about Picking the right unit trust fund[…]

How to monitor shares, trust funds

Monday April 9, 2007  The Star YOU should monitor the company you have invested in by tracking its profitability, earnings growth, gearing and dividend payouts.  Read the company’s announcements, shareholders’ circulars, annual and interim reports, and pay particular attention to the closing dates of rights issues, warrant issues, take-overs offers.   Pay attention to corporate Read more about How to monitor shares, trust funds[…]

There’s no short cut to wealth

Saturday April 21, 2007  The Star By ROSLINA MOHAMAD KUANTAN: There is no short cut to wealth, not even via the Internet, advised Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday.  He urged the public not to put their earnings and savings in cyber get-rich-quick schemes which he likened to similar scams popular some Read more about There’s no short cut to wealth[…]

Unit trust industry biggest in region

Saturday April 21, 2007  THESTAR KUANTAN: Malaysia’s unit trust industry is the biggest among Asean countries, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said the industry had gained a bigger market and a wider influence among the people over the past 10 years.  “The Government is confident the industry is able to register Read more about Unit trust industry biggest in region[…]

Group Activities 2nd Qtr

Assalamu’alaikum semua… encl activities & training scheduled for May-June 2007. Training 1. Need volunteers – Syllabus & materials provided (can improvise for the better or to suit facilitators) 2. Month May training a bit cram but if gilir-gilir, shud be ok. 3. Any further topics to include – welcome feedback All invited. Usually conducted at Read more about Group Activities 2nd Qtr[…]