Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Friday, July 25, 2014   




Firm background in law
It was only by chance that El-Masri transformed herself from being a lawyer to a private banker.

Preserving wealth seen as key to sustaining growth
Successful entrepreneurs put their business before themselves, giving priority to building successful, sustainable and resilient businesses before filling their own pockets with wealth.

Forget me not
"More than once, I've wished my real life had a delete key" Harlan Coben, American novelist

Wealth partner
Serene El-Masri is thriving despite working in the male-dominated private banking industry and niche client group across three continents.

Fit for the job
Simon Flint studied engineering at of becoming a car designer. However, a summer job persuaded him to go into the fitness industry.

Tool offers safe sailing in stormy seas
Exchange-Traded Funds offer investors a passive but efficient way to capture growth in a particular market they have faith in.

Jeju worth a gamble
It is not that the South Korean government does not welcome foreign investment, but just that the process of getting a gambling license requires casino operators to also seek the approval of non-government organizations, says investment president Alex Teh Chee Teong at Fragrant Prosperity.

Fit as a fiddle
To fit in with the tight schedule of working bees in Hong Kong, Fitness First Asia chief executive Simon Flint ensures simple, easy-to-do and highly effective training in his gyms for time-starved customers.

Back on the menu
Local restaurant chain operator Fulum Group, which will soon launch its HK$800 million Hong Kong initial public offering, said it has achieved a coexistence agreement with Forum Restaurant on a trademark issue.

Funds take shine to Abe's Japan
As prime minister Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" continues to work to boost Japan's economy, the country's equity funds may be a risky but profitable choice for mandatory provident fund investors, experts suggest.



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