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Tips to improve public speaking so as to boost your career value

Tips to improve public speaking so as to boost your career value

Not everyone is naturally gifted in public speaking. Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, and the other Ted Talk speakers that you see on YouTube? They put in lots of hard work behind the scenes before it comes as natural to them. However, eloquence can be improved […]

Life skill: How to say no more often even if it feels uncomfortable

Life skill: How to say no more often even if it feels uncomfortable

Learning how to say “no” can be a terrifying thing especially when you have been so used to saying “yes” your whole life. However, the better you are at saying “no” to things you don’t want to do, the more time you have for yourself. […]

How to conduct an effective behavioural interview for candidates

How to conduct an effective behavioural interview for candidates

At some point or another, we will all have to interview candidates as we climb up the corporate ladder. Having a new joiner which fits into your company’s values, philosophy, and team dynamics can take results to the next level. On the flip side, having […]

Day in the life of a fund of hedge funds portfolio manager at an asset management firm

Day in the life of a fund of hedge funds portfolio manager at an asset management firm

Today we have another series of: A day in the life of a Fund of Hedge Funds Portfolio Manager at an asset management firm. We have previously published two day in the life series here and here, which you can check it out. Hopefully, it […]

Why equity research is one of the most useful courses in Business School

Why equity research is one of the most useful courses in Business School

I believe at some point in our lives, everyone will have to invest, simply because having one income stream from our day job is not enough. Hence, the earlier you learn how to invest be it in individual stocks or ETFs, the more beneficial it […]

Fine wine as alternative investments has outperformed global equities in volatile times

Fine wine as alternative investments has outperformed global equities in volatile times

Did you know that there is actually an index for fine wine? It is called the Liv-ex Fine Wine index, which tracks the daily price movement of the most heavily traded commodities in the fine wine market. It is the industry leading benchmark, which represents […]

Day in the life of a RFP writer at an asset management company

Day in the life of a RFP writer at an asset management company

Some of our readers have told us that they enjoy reading our series of “A Day in the Life of a …” after we published our first post here. So here we are with another series of: A day in the life of a RFP […]

Luck + hard work + guts = winning formula

Luck + hard work + guts = winning formula

For Finance and Toast’s 20th post, I wanted to celebrate this mini achievement. I started this website almost a year and a half ago, but due to work commitments, I was not able to keep up to the demands of it. For those of you […]

What is The Watch Fund? Sneak peak into an extraordinary albeit bizarre investment scheme

What is The Watch Fund? Sneak peak into an extraordinary albeit bizarre investment scheme

Having been in the asset management industry for more than four years, I have come across a ton of funds ranging from mutual funds, commodity funds, hedge funds and private equity funds. But today, it is the first time that I stumbled across something called […]

Easy steps to open your CPF Investment Account (with illustration)

Easy steps to open your CPF Investment Account (with illustration)

There are numerous articles out there talking about CPF Investment Account and CPF Investment Scheme. But most do not show step-by-step on how to open a CPF Investment Account. At least not when I was researching on how to do so previously. Hence, I’ve decided […]