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2019 in Review: Time to Prepare for 2020

2019 has been a turbulent year for global asset performance. Macroeconomic factors like Brexit and the Trade War aroused salient market swings through weakening global economic momentum and heightening geopolitical risk. The global economic slowdown dragged overall manufacturing, with a…
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The Impact of Technology on Financial Services: Workshop in Review

The Impact of Technology on Financial Services: Assured’s Workshop in Review Modern institutions play a significant role in our lives – from wealth management to insurance and everything in between, financial service providers help prepare us for the future while managing risk of the unknown. That said, many startups are…

2019 in Review: Time to Prepare for 2020

2019 has been a turbulent year for global asset performance. Macroeconomic factors like Brexit and the Trade War aroused salient market swings through weakening global economic momentum and heightening geopolitical risk. The global economic slowdown dragged overall manufacturing, with a decline in industrial production sounding alarms on profitability concerns amid…

Assured Asset Management Launches Supply Chain Finance Solution with Shui On Group

[12 Dec. 2019, Hong Kong] – Assured Asset Management (“Assured”), a Hong Kong-based technology-driven asset manager, has launched its Traceable Accounts Payable (“TAP”) platform with the Shui On Group. TAP is a blockchain-based digital payment system backed by approved supplier account receivables and contract payables issued by anchor enterprises. The…

Consumer Sector, the Hero of the US Economy in 2019

Last month, the Fed had announced the benchmark rate cut for the third time this year to prevent the economy to fall due to global weakness and the trade uncertainty. The Fed Fund Rate is currently ranging from 1.5% to 1.75%. Though the record-long US expansion cooled further in the…

As Traditional Markets Dim, Consumer Credit Shines

The pursuit of attractive investment opportunities has become increasingly tumultuous as political and governmental uncertainties escalate. Following the 2008/9 financial crisis, investors expected central banks to gradually curtail Quantitative Easing (QE), a monetary tool whereby a central bank purchases government bonds to inject liquidity into the economy, and subsequently raise…