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29 Oct 2018

FOREWORD | ISSUE 47 | 3rd QUARTER 2018

DID YOU KNOW? 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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Author Image of Guy Shirtliff 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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Author image Nicholas Balkin 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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Author image Faieka Slemming  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

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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