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Overview
Getting into a job as a wealth manager is really exciting. Whether you are a personal banker, priority banker, private banker, investment advisor, stockbroker or a financial advisor, you get to deal with investments opportunities and lots of money. You get access to tons of financial market insights and trends which ideally you can turn into meaningful advice that your clients can put a large sum of their money into your proposed investments.

Just when things should be that simple, you get questions such as what is the risks of investments? Would bonds be safer instead of stocks or equities? Is bonds guaranteed? Is there foreign exchange risks?  Will the investments turn sour?

On this page, we have collected basic information about investments. What are the common investments products? What’s the risks? Read on to find out more.

8 Must-know investment products

  • Unit Trust
  • Stocks / Equities
  • Bonds / Fixed Income
  • Structured Linked Notes / Product
  • FX / Foreign Exchange
  • Dual Currency
  • Investment-linked Policy (ILP)
  • Single Premium / Regular Premium Policy

These are the essential investment products that will keep your job and pocket filled for a long time.

100 Must-Know Names

You probably regret coming into the job now.  Knowing there is so much to remember, just to get started.  Don’t worry.  Banking clerks started in the early days at the age of 16.  If they can do it, you can too.  Or maybe not : )

  • DBS Bank
  • UOB Bank
  • OCBC Bank
  • Citibank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • HSBC Bank
  • ANZ Bank
  • Maybank
  • CIMB Bank
  • MAS / Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Temasek Holdings
  • GIC / Government Investment Corporation
  • Alan Greenspan
  • Janet Yellen
  • Warren Buffett
  • George Soros
  • Li-Ka Shing
  • Jack Ma
  • Wee Cho Yaw
  • Peter Lim
  • Apple
  • Alibaba
  • Singtel
  • JP Morgan
  • Goldman Sachs

Why all these?

  • Name dropping
  • know your enemy and friend

100 Terms You Must Know

  • Interest Rate
  • Fixed Deposit
  • Savings Account
  • Current Account
  • Deposit
  • Withdrawal
  • Renewal
  • Rollover
  • Cheque
  • Money
  • Tens
  • Hundreds
  • Thousands
  • Hundred Thousands
  • Millions
  • Billions
  • TT / Telegraphic Transfer
  • Remittance
  • ATM
  • ATM Card
  • Credit Card

Wait a minute.  What has this got to do with my job?  It does.  Would you trust trust a wealth manager who doesn’t know basic banking terms?

Ok.  There’s a reason why you need to know.  It will help you to get the money for the investment.  You can’t expect the money to drop from the sky.  The money must be either in your bank or another bank.  It then has to be transferred into the investments.

Here comes the serious terms

  • Stocks / Equities
  • Bonds
  • Fixed Income
  • Preferred Shares
  • Unit Trust
  • Portfolio Allocation
  • Asset Allocation
  • Conservative
  • Moderate
  • Balanced
  • Growth
  • Aggressive
  • Low Risk
  • Medium Risk
  • High Risk
  • Returns
  • Risks
  • Annualised Returns
  • Projected Returns
  • Sharpe Ratio
  • Beta
  • Alpha
  • Volatility
  • Price
  • 10 Years History & Performance
  • 5 Years History & Performance
  • 2 Years History & Performance
  • 1 Year ….
  • 6 months …
  • 3 months …
  • 1 month …
  • 7 days …
  • 5 days …
  • 3 days … when you are desperate
  • Sales Charge
  • Up
  • Down
  • S&P 500
  • Straits Times Index
  • Hang Seng Index
  • Fed Rate
  • ECB
  • RBA

Did You Know

Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat started as a Clerk at 16

The late Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat began his banking career as an apprentice clerk in OCBC Bank at the age of 16.

He left OCBC Bank as a General Manager in 1959 at the age of 42.  In 1960, he founded Malayan Bank (Maybank).  In 1986, he became the largest shareholder (15% equity) of Standard Chartered Bank to thwart Lloyds Bank hostile takeover.

Among his notable holdings include Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore.  In 2004, Forbes listed his net-worth to be S$4.3 Billion.  He passed on in 2004 at the age of 87.