Your Money Your Investments: Preserving and growing your wealth in good and tough times
The 36 articles featured here serves as a timely reminder of the importance of managing your money, and in particular financial planning, understanding the investment world and devising strategies to protect your investments.
The year 2020 marks the twelfth anniversary of the 2008 global recession. In the last decade, economies were seen to have weathered the global recession relatively well. From each financial crisis experienced, there is always something to be learned. However, one of the hardest parts of investing is to have control over one’s emotions. The ups and downs in the stock market are perfectly normal and it is how an investor reacts to each of them that makes a difference in their investment strategy.
Following on the success of the first edition, veteran financial adviser Dr Ben Fok offers rational, well-documented insights and tips on ways to maximise your returns for your hard-earned money. The 36 articles featured here, previously published in The Sunday Times and The Business Times, were written during the times of bull and bear markets. It serves as a timely reminder of the importance of managing your money, and in particular financial planning, understanding the investment world and devising strategies to protect your investments.
Dr Ben Fok is an industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He was an investment adviser for eight years before joining the stock broking industry as a dealer for five years. He joined the financial advisory industry in 2003. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Grandtag Financial Consultancy (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a financial advisory company licenced by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Dr Fok is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), and he has a doctorate from the University of Canberra. He is also an associate lecturer at a local university for graduate and undergraduate programmes.
Dr Fok is much sought after for his expertise and wealth of knowledge in the financial industry. He has been on television and radio talk shows and has also contributed articles to The Sunday Times, The Business Times and other financial magazines. He is the co-author of Make Your Money Work For You (Marshall Cavendish, 3rd Ed, 2011).