A blog about stocks, finance and property related topics.
CEO of More Assets Investments and Insurance Pte Ltd, CEA Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and Avid Blogger
I have been in the real estate industry since 2004 and I currently run More Assets Investments and Insurance, a private equity firm and an insurance brokerage. I graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelors Degree majoring in Economics. I am also a registered Certified Financial Planner with the Financial Planning Association of Singapore. I previously managed a team of financial planners with a portfolio of more than $30 million worth of assets under management.
At More Assets, we develop and manage real estate funds. Our funds are regulated and allow our investors to reap the rewards of investing in real estate from a developer’s perspective. We look to better the usual rate of return that is traditionally expected in typical forms of investments. We do this by allowing investors a platform to pool their monies together to take advantage of economies of scale.
I am currently also a CEA licensed real estate salesperson with ERA Realty Network. I have been a real estate salesperson since 2004 and in my time I have transacted hundreds of real estate deals. These deals range from your typical HDB flats in the heartlands of Singapore to large landed properties in prime districts.
I love to write and I marry my work with my passion for writing by penning my thoughts about real estate and other various forms of investments. I maintain an investment blog on my personal website www.daryllum.com.
On 28th June 2013, the Singapore government introduced the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) as part of a slew of cooling measures to try to rein in property prices. This measure was extremely effective as property prices started to reverse. Recently the government announced a [...]
There comes a point in time in most property owner's mind when they may want to sell their property. Any rationale property seller will tell you that they would like to sell their house for the highest possible price. This is where home staging can [...]
Singapore, like many other countries, levies stamp duties on property transactions. It is always mindful to note that these stamp duties can add up to a significant amount. In Singapore, taxes are collected by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). Let us touch on [...]
This article is contributed by Elwyn Chan of Stirling Fort Capital (A Registered Fund Management Company with MAS). In his first speech to the US Congress, US President Donald Trump lamented that many foreign companies pay almost nothing when they ship their products into [...]
Over the years I've had clients approach me and telling me that they would like to upgrade from their current HDB flat. The main reason is that they would like to upgrade their lifestyle and stay in a condominium with facilities. If the finances permit, [...]
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Articles about investing and insurance in general.
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Daryl LumCEO of More Assets Investments and Insurance Pte Ltd, Real Estate Salesperson since 2004
An extremely passionate and dynamic individual, Daryl has been in the real estate industry for more than a decade. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Economics from The National University of Singapore. He is a certified planner and registered member of the Financial Planning Association of Singapore. He previously managed a team of financial planners with total assets under management in excess of SGD$30 million.
Daryl currently runs a private equity firm which invests in equities, real estate and insurance. He also currently holds a real estate salesperson license and is a registered salesperson with ERA. Daryl is an avid blogger especially on real estate and investment topics. You can read his articles on his webpage, www.daryllum.com.
Paul HoCEO of iCompareLoan
Paul holds an a B.Eng(Hons) Aberdeen University (UK) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from a Macquarie Graduate School of Business (MGSM) Australia. He also serves as current President of Macquarie University Alumni Association of Singapore and Hon. Secretary of British Alumni. He is founder of www.iCompareLoan.com, his articles have been syndicated/featured on STproperty, iProperty, BTInvest, TheEdgeProperty, Propwise, Propquest, Yahoo and TheOnlineCitizen amongst many other sites. He has also given speeches, guest speeches, trainings and/or seminars at NUH Lunch time talk, iProperty, David Poh and Associates, Getty Goh’s Ascendant Asset property, NTU (Guest Lecture on SEO), Panel discussions at GPS Alliance, C&H, Skillup just to name a few. He is passionate about helping people enhance their wealth and in making money work harder for them.
Elwyn ChanCEO of Stirling Fort Capital, Owner of Stirling Grill
Elwyn Chan is the CEO of Stirling Fort Capital (www.stirlingfortcapital.com), an MAS Registered Fund Management Company and owner of Stirling Grill restaurant (facebook.com/StirlingSG) which is widely acclaimed for its charcoal-grilled steaks and Stirling sliders. He started his career in the Monetary Authority of Singapore a decade ago and has since worked at several fund houses, mostly as a fund manager investing in public equities. Elwyn holds a 1st Class Honours in Business Degree from NTU and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) holder. He is serving as a patron at the Bukit Timah CCMC, and actively volunteers in several social organisations.