Board Diversity: A Business Imperative
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It results in more robust decision-making, stronger corporate governance, less likelihood of groupthink and better returns for investments.

Increasing attention is being paid to board diversity and women on boards. Why are these matters in the spotlight? Not so long ago the talk was all about corporate governance, with some digression to the role of the audit committee. Perhaps the subject is still corporate governance, but with rules having been tightened and guidelines adjusted, attention has shifted to the people who oversee the company and make good governance happen - directors who make up the board.

Only one in eight Singaporeans confident of achieving financial life goals highlights survey

Only one in eight Singaporeans feels strongly confident that he will achieve his financial life goals and one in ten agrees that he is very knowledgeable in financial matters

Singaporeans consistently rank in the bottom three among 19 markets on confidence in their financial strategy and know-how, despite Singapore being Asia’s top financial hub and the fourth most competitive financial centre in the world.[1] This, together with Singapore’s expected slowing growth for the rest of the decade[2] and the global uncertainty, starkly highlights the importance for Singaporeans to start planning for their long-term financial security.

Market Insights - Surfing the value wave


They are exposing good value. Surfing the value wave looks an attractive strategy. Many investors seem braced to do this.

Six months ago, investors were asking, “When should I buy?” They are still asking. They see the value but not the triggers that will unleash it. Moreover, as falling commodity prices and 2016’s China induced selling work themselves out, apparent value is becoming better value! Caution dominates, but it is precisely caution that often generates the best value. Despite today’s concerns, we are overweight equities.

Beyond CPF

This has been a busy year for the CPF Board as various enhancements were made to the schemes that impact the medical and retirement needs of CPF members.

With these enhancements came announcements through numerous media channels to detail and explain what people can expect next.

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