Timing is the key to HT Capital’s success

Fri Sep 21, 2012

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It’s all very well having cash to spend, but it’s deciding the right time to invest that has paid dividends for long/short equity house HT Capital, says investment director Ophelia Tong


Ophelia Tong
 
With most of the world snagged in either slow growth or no growth mode this year, and given the considerable wealth destruction already suffered by equity investors in recent years, it is no wonder the appetite among investors for equities as an asset class has been shot.

Ophelia Tong, investment director of HT Capital Management, nonetheless remains a firm believer of equities, despite cautioning investors not to be pushed into the market just because they have cash to spend.

Her advice: don’t rush headlong into the market, but do your homework before finding the right company to put your money into.

The portfolio manager of HT Asian Catalyst Fund and HT Asian Alpha Amoeba Fund, notes that it has now been five years since the global financial crisis of 2008 and yet the markets are still down. "There was so much false hope after 2008 but...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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