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Top Fund Picks3 November 2014 – The Edge
Investments have been volatile over the past few weeks, with global equity markets plummeting. However, various investment experts – including GYC's William Cai – believe this to be merely a correction, and provide recommendations of promising funds in the current market downturn.
How the Rich Invest28 June 2014 – Channel News Asia
This episode of MoneyMind investigates the investment practices of the rich – do they do it differently from other investors? One of the financial experts interviewed was GYC's William Cai. Click on the link to find out more!
CPF rate debate9 June 2014 – The Edge
Singaporeans have recently brought up worries about CPF interest rates, asking if they would be enough to compensate for inflation and give them enough for retirement. Several independent financial advisers – including GYC's William Cai – share their views.
Henderson launches a global property income fund15 April 2013 – The Edge
Henderson Global Investors launched a global property income fund that invests in real estate investment trusts (REITs) and listed property securities around the world. The fund's objective is to achieve stable dividends and give investors a gross yield of more than 5% per annum. AIA Singapore and GYC Financial Advisory are its distributors.
Growth-led inflation a boon to Reits: Expert14 April 2013 – The Sunday Times
Fund manager Patrick Sumner believes that real estate investment trusts (REITs) in Singapore and the region will keep doing well in an environment of growth-led inflation. He sees a bullish outlook for global property markets and a continuing demand for property. Sumner believes that REITs are one of the most efficient means of having a diversified portfolio that provides investment income.
Henderson Global gets the Reit connections10 April 2013 – The Business Times
Henderson Global Investors has launched an income fund comprising 75% real estate investment trusts (REITS) and 25% other listed property securities from around the world. The fund will be invested in retail properties, office, industrial, healthcare, and residential, and is meant to cater to the strong global demand for real estate assets.
Personal wealth: Top fund picks5 March 2013 – The Edge
The Edge presents some of the top fund picks, incorporating advice from investment experts including GYC's William Cai.
- 29 January 2013 – The Straits Times
Several industry experts including GYC's William Cai share their thoughts regarding five new investment products.
Asian bonds offer stability amid volatility3 January 2013 – The Edge
Asian bonds have done well over the last few years, and experts think this stability is likely to continue. GYC's William Cai is quoted.
Opt for Term Plans26 September 2012 – The Business Times
Term plans provide a cheaper alternative for the under-insured, but come with inflation risk.
- 6 September 2012 – The Edge
The Edge discusses investing CPF funds. GYC's William Cai is quoted.
- 6 June 2012 – The Business Times
William Cai discusses the warning signs that signal a bear market is ahead. This article was published in The Business Times.
- 14-15 January 2012 – The Business Times
William Cai discusses the pros and cons of leveraged investing, and how to minimise damage when loss occurs. This article was published in The Business Times.
- 9 October 2011 – Professional Adviser
William Cai discusses the myth of buy-and-hold being the ideal investment strategy, and how a market-timing strategy would instead have produced better results in the last decade. This article was published in Professional Adviser.
Fund play on S-REITs29 August 2011 – The Edge
The Edge discusses Singapore-listed REITs and if it is a good time to invest. GYC's William Cai is quoted.
- 13 Aug 2011 – The Business Times
William Cai discusses blue chip stocks, and cautions against picking them based on dividends while ignoring price. This article was published in The Business Times.
Estate Planning for the Wealthy(Part 1 | Part 2) 9 May 2011 – Professional Adviser
William Cai discusses why advisers and clients should be actively engaged in estate planning, as well as the potential conflicts that arise in estate distribution.
- 21 December 2010 – Reuters
Mark Mobius' Templeton Asian Growth Fund has seen much success in Asia, but less outside the region. GYC's William Cai weighs in.
IFA Market Going Strong13 September 2010 – MoneyMind
The independent financial advisory market is thriving, with more and more high net worth individuals and the mass affluent seeking out financial advice. The article mentions GYC as one of the larger IFA firms in Singapore.
- 13 September 2010 – The Edge
William Cai questions the amount of active work done by managers of actively-managed funds.
Top ETF Plays16 August 2010 – The Edge
Independent financial advisory firms and brokers provide recommendations on the best index-tracking funds to invest in. The article quotes William Cai from GYC.
UOBAM & GYC Launch 'All-Weather' Multi-Asset Fund9 August 2010 – The Edge
UOB Asset Management and GYC Financial Advisory have jointly rolled out a multi-asset unit trust, available exclusively for GYC's clients. The Fund seeks to minimise risks and maximise potential returns through an asset allocation process that adapts to different stages of an economic cycle.
More Financial Products For Investors2 August 2010 – TODAY
Investors trying to diversify their portfolios will have more products to choose from, one of them being the United G Strategic Fund, a joint collaboration between UOB Asset Management and GYC Financial Advisory.
- 26 April 2010 – PropertyGuru
Investing on overseas land has once been dominated by the rich, but this has already been stopped by landbanking companies. GYC's William Cai is quoted.
Is It Too Late Now To Pick Up Stocks?25 October 2009 – The Sunday Times
Financial experts advise buying stocks in stages rather than all together. William Cai is quoted as one of the experts.
- 13 October 2009 – PropertyGuru
Investing in overseas land is now more accessible to individual investors. GYC's William Cai is quoted.
Invest Wise – When the bears are out29 May 2008 – Channel News Asia
In this Channel News Asia segment, Goh Yang Chye, CEO of GYC, talks about bonds and how to invest wisely in the current bear market.
938Live spoke to GYC's CEO, Mr. Goh Yang Chye, in a radio interview about CPF LIFE.
- 12 May 2008
The ability to recognise that there is a major shift of power in the years to come is important. GYC's CEO, Mr. Goh Yang Chye, comments on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's May Day rally statement about how the US economy downturn will play out. Parts of this article were later featured in The Business Times.
- April 2008
Dr. Rachael Tay talks about how time in the market, not timing the market, is key to growing one's capital. This article was published in Pulses Magazine.
Should you take a bite at these new offerings?9 March 2008 – The Straits Times
GYC Financial Advisory recently launched the Everest Investment Portfolio, which unlike other portfolios comes with zero upfront fees or sales charges. Investors will only need to pay a 20% performance fee once the portfolio starts making money.
- March 2008 – Wealth Magazine
GYC's Deputy CEO, Mr. Aw Choon Hui, shares his views on what corporations expect when sending executives on training. This article was extracted from Wealth Magazine.
- March 2008
Dr. Rachael Tay takes a look at the advantages of using unit trusts as the sole or main allocation vehicle for equity investments. This article was published in Pulses Magazine.
- January 2008
Dr. Rachael Tay discusses the key considerations in allocating among various asset classes. This article was published in Pulses Magazine.
Me & My Money – an interview with Dr. Rachael Tay20 January 2008 – The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times interviewed GYC's Director of Corporate Financial Services, Dr. Rachael Tay, in a weekly segment titled "Me & My Money", published on 20 January 2008. They asked about Dr. Tay's investment philosophies, as well as the financial and insurance planning she had done for herself and her family.
Money and Siblings30 December 2007 – The Sunday Times
GYC's CEO Mr. Goh Yang Chye discusses giving loans to siblings. He was quoted in The Sunday Times.
Money and Parents23 December 2007 – The Sunday Times
GYC's CEO Mr. Goh Yang Chye talks about why people should discuss finances with their parents before emergency situations make it necesssary to do so under stress. He was quoted in The Sunday Times.
- November 2007 – The Business Times
GYC's CEO, Mr. Goh Yang Chye discusses investment strategies to build a million dollar nest egg. This article was published in The Business Times.
Learning to keep nest eggs goldenJune 2007 – Keppelite (Keppel Group Newsletter)
GYC's Deputy CEO, Mr. Aw Choon Hui, led a one-hour seminar entitled "Building Your Wealth Through Safe Investing" for employees at the Keppel Group. He shared investment insights such as the importance of starting early, proper asset allocation, and creating a sustainable, long-term investment plan to serve one well in retirement.
- 4Q 2007 – iFAST Insight
GYC's Deputy CEO, Mr. Aw Choon Hui discusses the traits of a good financial adviser vs a bad one, and how not to be taken advantage of by advisers who put their interests ahead of yours.
- Oct '05 to Dec '05 – Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS)
GYC is thanked in the SIAS President's letter for our participation in the nation-wide "Financial Planning for Families" organised by SIAS, SCI and MoneySense.