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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 […]

Best advice from a 37 year old Private Real Estate Managing Director

Best advice from a 37 year old Private Real Estate Managing Director

Today I had a chance to speak with a Managing Director from my firm’s Private Real Estate team. It is not every day that I get to speak with someone of that level on a 1:1 basis, so I thought I’d share some of the […]

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 […]

Why every student should go for an exchange program

Why every student should go for an exchange program

As I believe that travelling will be disrupted for at least 6 more months due to COVID-19, I took a look back on my exchange program that happened 6 years ago. It was definitely one of my fondest memory in university and I urge every […]

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 […]