Bruce Currran is a private portfolio manager for 20 years in Asia, having lived 10 years in Hong Kong as a Director of the Swire Group (Cathay Pacific),and subsequently for 10 years in The Philippines because of its much more laid-back lifestyle. Bruce was a columnist for Business World for 3 years, has written articles and interview profiles for The Philippine Tatler, Mabuhay magazine, Action Asia and others, and has even been quoted in TIME magazine on stock market activities in New York (but is not sure if that is a good thing!). He has authored seven (7) books and has more in the pipeline. Bruce can be contacted at beemason1@gmail.com

Blow Ur Horn (Book Review)

‘Blow Ur Horn’ is Bruce Curran’s book about his motorcycle trips and experiences through  16 countries with his Norton Commando 750cc bought in 1971 …. Which is now yellow and parked up in his front yard in the Philippines in 2014. “Travel is THE True Education …We all live within our own ‘comfort zone’ where the…

The Changing Face Of Private Investment

The good news about the 2008 crunch, crash, confusion, and fall is that there are a number of “new kids on the block”. Sophisticated investments that are unrelated to equities, non-correlated, have bounced into view for the private investor. There are several unrelated structures that have sprung into view. One in particular has caught a lot of attention …

Money Matters and Investments

When investing your money,there is a constant bombardment, a million sources, and an endless stream on what’s best to buy yesterday, today and tomorrow. Little wonder there is widespread confusion, suspicion, and resistance to placing money with one of hundreds of choices. At the end of the day, we all crave for that safe ‘quick fix’ and a guaranteed instant fat profit…

Investing: Assessing Risk

Every time we cross the road there is risk, and it deepens the wider the divide between now and reaching the other side. A brightly lit side street is a breeze, but crossing the south super highway at 10 am on a hot sticky day is no mean task. It is no different when interpolating the chances of making an investment…