Two Hollywood movies about AI are etched in my memories. The first one is Stanley Kubrick’s classic Space Odyssey 2001 which launched this series “Man versus Machine” where Aggregate Asset management’s stock-picking AI is pitted against human beings represented by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and various stock market indexes.
In the eyes of Professor Kishore Mahbubani, the strategic rivalry between the US and China is one between a flawed incumbent superpower and a challenger who is growing stronger each passing day.
Kevin Tok, our co-founder and executive director, posed this challenge to us: Can AI beat human fund managers and analysts in stock selection? The proxy for this would be Aggregate’s own Aggregate Value Fund (AVF), Kong coined this contest “Machine versus Human”. I share both the founders’ innate curiosity and the result is this new column for The Edge Singapore.
Are you eagerly looking forward to retirement, dreaming of carefree days and relaxation? While retirement is often seen as a well-deserved break from work, Ross Andel discusses the potential negative effects of retirement on brain function and ageing in the TEDx talk titled “Is retirement bad for your brain?”
AVF has demonstrated a remarkable Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of approximately 12.01% over a 3-year period from April 2020 to April 2023. The 40.84% growth rate of AVF over the past three years also outperforms the AC Asia Pacific by 31.17%.
The recent failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has sparked discussions about the importance of diversifying our retirement portfolios. SVB had been a key player in providing finance and services to technology startups for many years but its collapse due to heavy investment in treasury bonds has highlighted the risks of not diversifying investments.
Brendan Murray delves into the issue of losing one’s sense of identity upon retirement. Murray shares his personal experience of feeling lost after retiring, as his career and work had previously defined his identity.
The Aggregate Series is an interview series featuring the fund management team and staff of Aggregate Asset Management (AAM). In this episode, investment analysts Belfort Tan and Cheen Wee Kiang discuss their roles and experiences working at AAM.
What do you think of when you think of “retirement”? Is it about slowing down, stepping aside, withdrawing into an extended period of leisure? Dean Waggenspack argues that retirement should be viewed as a time of renewal and reinvention instead.
Navigating your retirement can be tricky. What does retirement mean, and how do you continue to live vibrantly during it?