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ForewordISSUE 47
3RD QUARTER 2018

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Emerging Markets

The Financial Times reports that the term emerging markets was originally coined in 1981 by World Bank economist Antoine Van Agtmael. Despite its quarter-century use in the economic lexicon, there is still no universal definition.

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Emerging Markets - Emerging Turmoil

Emerging Markets - Emerging Turmoil

Investors typically seek out emerging market investments for the prospect of higher returns, but this is often accompanied by greater risk. Foord Singapore portfolio manager GUY SHIRTLIFF takes a closer look at the emerging turmoil in emerging markets.

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A Global Markets Temperature Gauge

A Global Markets Temperature Gauge

Foord has always advocated the importance of staying invested through cycles for the long term. But as the market cycle progresses, risks rise. In this article, portfolio manager NICHOLAS BALKIN takes a temperature gauge of global markets.

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Forward Pricing - What Does It Mean?

Forward Pricing - What Does It Mean?

The unit trust industry is not immune to technical jargon. Compliance Officer FAIEKA SLEMMING explains the forward pricing disclosures in simple English.

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Foord in Brief

Prakash Desai joined Foord Singapore as Chief Executive Officer on a five-year plan in late 2012, not long after the Foord Global Equity Fund was launched. He was instrumental in establishing Foord’s global footprint, having achieved several significant administrative milestones during his short executive tenure. He afforded us an extra year’s grace and this month Prakash retires from an executive role. He will, pleasingly, continue to add value to the respective boards as a non-executive director.

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Markets in a Nutshell

We summarise the market movements for the latest quarter.

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