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Buffettising friends is part of the star investor's brand

Given his cult-like following, critiquing Warren Buffett's investment approach takes a pinch of courage and a pound of stupidity. But that has never stopped me before … and it is a good time to look at Berkshire Hathaway, given that it held its annual general meeting earlier this month.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 3:45pm

Planning for the future

Whether or not you are already a high-net-worth investor or just starting a wealth management relationship with a private banker, it is important to understand and prepare for some changes in your investment style. Do-it-yourself investors used to managing their own funds should know about common mistakes they need to avoid when making the transition to a professionally managed portfolio.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Legacy of minibond fiasco more than investor losses

What has the minibond fiasco cost our society? Here is my answer, having spent an hour applying for a meagre 50,000 yuan (HK$56,670) worth of bonds issued by the Bank of East Asia.

11 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

New course focuses on investment

Manchester Business School is introducing a new course, Investments and Portfolio Management, for MBA students.

The course was tailor made for Hong Kong and mainland financial managers and finance professionals.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Diversification risky as markets fall lock, stock and barrel

The sell-off in global stock, commodity and currency markets over the past two weeks has been brutal. The Hang Seng Index is down by 8 per cent, the rupiah by 10 per cent, copper by 13 per cent and the poor old Sensex, the main Indian stock index, by a wrenching 15 per cent.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Foreign fuel needed to find road to recovery

A fitting epitaph for many an emerging market investor might read: knew the price of everything but the value of nothing. To use the Biblical metaphor, if the wage sin pays is death, then now-penitent foreign banks are paying heavily for fuelling Asia's credit boom.

22 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Monthly portfolio of derivatives

HOW 'safe' are derivatives? Are they a valid form of investment and hedging or, as the Barings collapse suggests, a high-risk instrument to be avoided? From today Sunday Money will publish a monthly portfolio of derivatives investments available in Hong Kong with the aim of offering similar if not better returns than equities.

9 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Listing shenanigans a ticket to instant success

THINK of the most unlikely thing possible. The release of Shape up and Dance with Deng Xiaoping? Jeremy Mathews quitting because he's made a mistake and getting a job delivering pizzas? No, even more unlikely than that. Standard Chartered has been voted Best Bank in Asia.

6 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Survey finds property investment tops

THE average investor punting on the stock market may have fared better than those sinking money into the property market over the past decade, but a new survey says that weighted against the risk factor, property still comes out tops.

23 Aug 1994 - 12:00am