Asset Management is Needed and You Can Do It Yourself


Do you need asset management? If you have a lot of businesses and can’t keep track at one instance, then the answer is yes. For such a task, you don’t hire someone inside the company but an outsider who has the expertise to watch over your financial investments. Professionals who do this kind of work are employed by mutual fund companies. Unlike banks that just keep your money where it earns interest, these companies pool the resources of several investors and place them in different types of instruments. The most popular ones are listed below.

  1. Fixed income.

By definition, these are investments that will generate a regular flow of income for the investor. Clients that want to invest here are usually issued government bonds.

Unlike fixed income, there is a bit of risk involved here because you are investing in the stock market. To prevent losses, experts have to study the market, assess the ricks and volatility in order to get the best possible returns. Equity schemes are neither limited to a certain industry nor country. This means that it is possible to invest in the stock market in Europe or the Asia Pacific region. There is also balanced where the mutual fund company will invest in a mix of assets such as shares, bonds and stocks. The risks are higher here but it may soon pay off in time especially for those who don’t mind waiting for a few years to get their investment back.

2. The Money Market

The money market has been vey popular since 1990’s and it includes trading treasury bills, commercial paper and other liquid securities. You get a certain amount each month because of interest. It is safer than equity or balanced but the downside is that the rates are usually lower.

3. Commodities

Some clients may choose to invest in commodities. Examples of these include gold and other precious metals as well as the most talked about issue right now, oil. The price of oil has gone up by more than 50% this year and it is hard to tell when it will go down. There are various factors affecting this even if Saudi Arabia has pledged to increase production such as the heightened tensions between the US and Iran.  What about the year  2017? What about the relationship among USA and Saudi Arabia? What about the commodities? I hope it will be better soon.

If you want to increase your portfolio, then perhaps you should hand get into asset management. Don’t forget that there are risks involved so there will be times that you will make some and lose some. By diversifying, some people have been able to double their fortune. To know which one is the best to get into, talk with someone from one of these firms to help you find the perfect scheme.

What do mutual fund companies get for making you money? A certain amount which includes fees and expenses but that depends on the arrangements made with the mutual fund company. Then there are also additional expenses called brokerage commissions. This is usually incorporated into the price of the fund that is reported 3 months after the fund’s annual report.  So do you need asset management? Yes!!  because despite the amount you pay, it is a win-win solution when it comes to asset management between the client and the mutual fund company. For those who are thinking of getting into it, don’t even bother if you are not a high roller. If you want to be rich, it means that you are a high roller. All peoples are always be in the situation where they want to be rich, aren’t they?  It’s not enough that you work every day. If you want to become rich, you also need to invest your money so that it will earn for itself. This is the same concept of putting your money in the bank but the low interest rates that banks give is not enough to combat the rising inflation rates.  In fact, if you really want to double or triple your money, experts suggest that you put up a business. However, this is not an option for most people, especially those that are afraid of taking risks. That’s when asset management comes in. Asset management is the professional management of your money and other assets like stocks, bonds and even real estate for better profit. This is often done by financial advisors and portfolio managers for a fee or most often a percentage of the earnings in a period of time. This fee is what makes most people especially retirees shy away from hiring asset management people.

If you know the economic environment and understand investment terms, you can actually take care of your own assets. Here are some tips on how to manage your money and properties yourself.

  1. Ask people

Do not be ashamed to ask people for advice or recommendations. Start with the people that you know. Ask friends or colleagues. If you know people who are good in business, approach them. They will be wells of information. This is because they are probably doing their investing themselves and will know business investments that are really good. Plus, these people in the industry are the first to know about stock news and gossips so you will have first knowledge of the goings on.

Ask them what’s the latest stock that they bought or what investment opportunities do they know that can yield a lot of money. Even if they are not doing asset management themselves, they can probably mention a couple of companies or investment funds that their managers recommended. This way, you are benefitting from asset managers’ wisdom and expertise without having to pay for the fee.

  1. Do your research

One reason why a lot of people hire mangers and not do the investing themselves is the fact that the world is filled with people who want to rob you of your money. There are a lot of con artists with schemes that seem picture perfect at first glance. Earn money in 6 months with minimum investment, everything will seem too good. One advice, check it out. If something seems to good to be true, it probably is.

Before you invest in something, make sure that you have done some background checks on the company running it. Looking at their websites or visiting their offices are not enough. You need to look thoroughly at every aspect of the company. Check the transactions that it has made over the years. The number of years that the company has been operating is a pretty good clue too. Stay away from new companies as much as you can. They may be operated by con artists.

  1. Diversify

This is actually what most people in asset management do. Do you know the old saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Heed that. Put your money in different business investments. That way, when something happens with one, you still have the other one.


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