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by msekree
Thu, 22 Jun 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Financial Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 7058

Well said KSL. I believe that if I wasn't a financial adviser (and in fact before I was) I would be in a similar position. If you enjoy managing your own money, have the time to do the research, enjoy it and can accept the risks then this is the way to go with part of your money. In defence of funds...
by msekree
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Financial Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 7058

The nominal value of a share is almost meaningless. Dividend yields always relate to market value.
by msekree
Mon, 29 May 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Financial Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 7058

Does it make any difference?
by msekree
Wed, 24 May 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Financial Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 7058

Blimey, tough crowd! You're right to always read the small print but I'd like to point out that this refers to the PATF2 fund whereas I was refering to the straightforward PATF. The difference is that PATF2 has a 2% ongoing charge (by the way, all performance is net of these charges), no initial fee...
by msekree
Thu, 18 May 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Financial Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 7058

Ok, two slightly different questions here. The first seems to ask if there is a good alternative to cash on deposit in Singapore. Very, very briefly- there is. Part of my job is to examine all sorts of funds from pretty risky ones to very safe ones. If you’re looking for an alternative to cash you a...
by msekree
Thu, 11 May 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Financial Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 7058

Hi Bonbon, The top end of the Singapore market seems to be moving very nicely at the moment. I have no personal experience of this (I'm just renting myself) but it's just what I hear from my clients/the papers. It would make sense to me since property values have been depressed for a while and are d...
by msekree
Thu, 11 May 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Health Insurance Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 6473

The waiting period is the period of time between when the cover comes into force (when you start paying for it) and the time it starts covering you for that specific event. Aviva's medical insurance has a 10 month waiting period for pregnancy and is the lowest I know of. This means you could take ou...
by msekree
Tue, 18 Apr 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Financial Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 7058

One decent question. Any more?
by msekree
Wed, 29 Mar 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Financial Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 7058

Great question, and nice idea! You'd have to look at the dividends (distribution of earnings to shareholders) being paid by the companies you use- 3% pa is a reasonable assumption. Then just run through the figures: What you spend per year on that company x (100/dividend yield of that company's shar...
by msekree
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Financial Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 7058

Financial Advice

Hello all, I'm a British financial adviser and am now working over here in Singapore. Although I don't use this forum much I do enjoy the Wednesday Night Drinking Club outings and so you're likely to meet me at one of those sooner or later. I thought it would be helpful for those relocating here, or...
by msekree
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: New arrival...coming shortly!
Replies: 15
Views: 5936

Hi Greco, are you excited? You're almost here... Just to say that 2 months should be plenty of time to find a place once you get here. I live pretty close to Orchard myself and find it really convenient, being within walking distance or a cheap taxi ride of everywhere is ideal. It can be tough to fi...
by msekree
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: health insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 23933

I'm an ex-pat financial adviser and the policy I recommend, and have myself, it Aviva's 'IFS Global Health'. It's more expensive than the local products, such as NTUC's, but is more comprehensive and available to any ex-pat.
by msekree
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Health insurance for pregnancy
Replies: 3
Views: 5337

Hi Kiwikid,

I'm a financial adviser and the company I recommend for ex-pat medical insurance is Aviva. They won't help you if you're already pregnant since they have a 10 month waiting period for maternity issues. If you're just planning a child though they are ideal.
by msekree
Mon, 12 Dec 2005 11:04 am
Forum: Events, Gatherings, Making Friends
Topic: Beach Volleyball for Sunday November 20th?
Replies: 6
Views: 2115

Injury

Hi Mey,

I would still love to sort something out but unfortunately I've just bruised a rib so volleyball's going to have to wait until that's sorted. Would have been good to play with you though- it sounds like you could give me a few tips.

Mark
by msekree
Tue, 06 Dec 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: Events, Gatherings, Making Friends
Topic: Beach Volleyball for Sunday November 20th?
Replies: 6
Views: 2115

volleyball

Hi all. I've seen the volleyball courts down on Sentosa and it looks like a good way to spend time on the beach. I've only played a couple of times, enough to know that it's a laugh but that I ain't that good (yet!) Does anyone know of the best way to get involved? Is there a club to join with train...

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