Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – August 2017 Newsletter

AFC Funds Performance Summary Major equity markets were mixed this past month while frontier markets generally fared well as the MSCI Frontier Markets Net Total Return USD Index gained +3.7% this month and is now up +22.4% YTD, while the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Net Total Return USD added +1.9% this month and is up… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: How regeneration projects are affecting property investors

By Jessica Sullivan, commercial property adviser, UK. Regeneration and gentrification are often on the receiving end of much criticism, especially when locals are being priced out of the area. This has been a particularly delicate issue in London where developers are acquiring land or blocks of flats to knock down and build luxury developments on,… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: Three reasons why you should trust digital currencies

By Dan Miller, payments officer in the Australian banking sector and contributor to Bizzmark Blog, a business journalism website. Even though it is clear that cryptocurrencies bring a ton of benefits to the table like lower transaction fees, immediate settlement, and the increased access options, there is still one significant downside to them. We are… Continue Reading

EM.me readers to get discount for attending London forum on insurance claims transformation

Executives from dozens of insurance companies are getting together at the Connected Claims Europe conference in London on October 24-25, 2017, to look for more efficient use of information and communication technology in handling insurance claims. EmergingMarkets.me readers would be eligible for a discount of 200 pounds sterling off the fee for attending the conference, which… Continue Reading

US family offices to discuss future of private wealth management sector at December forum

Heads of major US single- and multi-family offices will convene in Las Vegas on December 3-5 for Private Wealth Management Summit Fall 2017 to look at the future of the industry in North America. The Summit, organised by global events management company marcus evans, will bring together senior investment executives responsible for fund management and asset allocation… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: Five common mistakes of first-time house flips

By Jeffrey Kershner, Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Clickinvest, an Illinois-based real estate sourcing platform for investors. Perhaps you have seen one of the dozens of house flipping shows now on TV, or maybe you attended a seminar at the local hotel ballroom. Either way, you’re ready to give real estate investing a try.… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – July 2017 Newsletter

“I think you have to learn that there’s a company behind every stock and there’s only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing  poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.” – Peter Lynch AFC Funds Performance Summary Most major equity markets in the world performed well this past… Continue Reading

LatAm family office top brass to convene for regular flagship event

Top figures in key Latin American single- and multi-family offices are coming together in Cancun, Mexico, on October 9-10, 2017, for a regular Latin Private Wealth Management Summit organised by global business communications company marcus evans. Founders, presidents, chief executives, chief investment officers and other senior managers of family offices will make up the majority… Continue Reading

Blockchain, IFRS 9, OTC derivatives to be discussed at GLC-arranged 2-day courses in Vienna

Event management company Global Leading Conferences (GLC) is organising two-day financial training courses in September – one on blockchain, one on IFRS 9 (the set of international financial reporting standards for financial instruments), and one on over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. All the courses will be held in Vienna on the same dates, September 21-22. Blockchain 101 MasterClass… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – June 2017 Newsletter

AFC Funds Performance Summary Rallies in frontier markets and emerging markets continued in June 2017 as the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Net Total Return USD Index added +3.1%, while the global MSCI Frontier Markets Net Total Return USD Index returned +0.6% and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index Net Total Return Index rallied +1.0%. Worldwide, developed… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: Two events just hinted at explosive growth ahead

By Capitalist Exploits. Last Monday the administrators were called into Paladin Energy. Paladin if you’re not familiar is (or should I say was) a uranium producer. Bankruptcies happen all the time, so why should we care? Well, for starters Paladin wasn’t just any company. It was a previous market darling in the last uranium bull… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: THIS is how China is increasing global power

By Capitalist Exploits. In the movie The International Clive Owen plays the part of Louis Salinger, an Interpol agent trying to bring down the world’s largest bank. In this clip a banker explains things to him: Umberto Calvini: [In explaining the “true” nature of banking in the world] “The IBBC is a bank. Their objective isn’t to… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: Mr Creosote is full

By Capitalist Exploits. Maitre D’: “And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin mint.” Mr Creosote: “No.” Maitre D’: “Oh, sir! It’s only a tiny little thin one.” Mr Creosote: “No. F**k off. I’m full…” [Belches]Maitre D’: “Oh, sir… it’s only wafer thin.” Mr Creosote: “Look – I couldn’t eat another thing. I’m absolutely stuffed. Bugger off.” Maitre D’: “Oh, sir, just… just one…” Mr… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital – May 2017 Newsletter

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing. – Warren Buffet AFC Funds Performance Summary   May 2017 was characterized by a strong performance for emerging markets and for a number of frontier markets in our universe as well. Developed markets were also mainly positive with the S&P 500 Index up +1.2%, though the Nikkei… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: Ten things to consider for real estate investment

By Joanne Davidson.* Investing your money into real estate could be exciting, but if you’re new to the game, proceed with caution. If you get things right, you could hit the jackpot, but if you don’t think things through, you could face a lot of losses. Properties usually cost around six digits. Before you invest… Continue Reading

GUEST ARTICLE: The Pros and Cons of Investing In Property in the UK

By Maise Hunns, a British journalist writing on business, property and finance. Investing in property is always a gamble but there are pros and cons to everything. So if you’re thinking of investing in commercial property in Peterborough or anywhere else in the UK, there are a number of things you need to consider first. Continue Reading