Can We Still Chase Income?
22 July 2016: Investment Seminar
GYC organised an investment seminar on 22 July 2016 at Sheraton Towers Hotel.
Many investors like the idea of receiving an income stream from their investments, either through dividends, bond coupon payments or as an annuity payout. This is especially important for those who are seeking a replacement income for reasons of retirement, taking an extended break from work or simply as a source of additional cash. However, many are not fully aware of the differences and risks of the many yield products currently in the marketplace, as these are sometimes not so obvious to the average investor. Furthermore, in view that demand has pushed the prices of some yield products up, is it too late to get into the game?
The seminar opened with a talk entitled "Decoding income products and building a robust income portfolio" by our Deputy CEO, Aw Choon Hui. He talked about the variety of products available on the markets, how to understand their differences and how best to integrate them into one's personal income portfolio.
This was followed by a panel discussion with Anthony Raza from UOB Asset Management and Benny Gay from Deutsche Asset Management. They shared their views on payout products and talked about what risks and opportunities investors can expect for the rest of 2016.