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Daily Bamboo Insight: 01/07/2014

Daily Bamboo Insight

Macro 

1. Secrecy of Dark Pools Can Blur Both Ways; what seems to have escaped notice is that a lack of transparency is almost sure to invite abuses

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/secrecy-of-dark-pools-can-blur-both-ways/?_php=true&_type=blogs&emc=edit_dlbkpm_20140630&nl=business&nlid=36114517&_r=0

2. Hedge funds’ correlation with the equity market has risen back to pre-financial crisis highs, raising fears that the $2.7tn industry could again suffer sharp losses in the event of a market slide

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b5ad4370-fde7-11e3-acf8-00144feab7de.html#axzz36A4WnU9X

3. FASB Turning Back Clock on Global Accounting, IASB Leader Says

http://ww2.cfo.com/gaap-ifrs/2014/06/fasb-turning-back-clock-global-accounting-iasb-leader-says/?utm_campaign=CFOWeekly&utm_source=CFO-email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=CFOWeekly_Friday_2014-6-27&utm_term=the-economy

4. Soros Dabbles in Shareholder Activism

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/27/soros-dabbles-in-shareholder-activism/?emc=edit_dlbkam_20140630&nl=business&nlid=36114517

 

Life

1. Warning, high voltage: scientists solve mysteries of electric fish http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/26/us-science-fish-idUSKBN0F12UW20140626

2. Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0231167466?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0231167466&linkCode=xm2&tag=moi0e-20

3. Sleep as a Competitive Advantage

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/27/sleep-as-a-competitive-advantage/?emc=edit_dlbkam_20140630&nl=business&nlid=36114517

 

Energy

1. Following long ban, U.S. could dominate global light oil supply

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/30/us-oil-exports-u-s-idUSKBN0F50B320140630?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews

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About bambooinnovator
Kee Koon Boon (“KB”) is the co-founder and director of HERO Investment Management which provides specialized fund management and investment advisory services to the ARCHEA Asia HERO Innovators Fund (www.heroinnovator.com), the only Asian SMID-cap tech-focused fund in the industry. KB is an internationally featured investor rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as a fund manager and analyst in the Asian capital markets who started his career at a boutique hedge fund in Singapore where he was with the firm since 2002 and was also part of the core investment committee in significantly outperforming the index in the 10-year-plus-old flagship Asian fund. He was also the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. Prior to setting up the H.E.R.O. Innovators Fund, KB was the Chief Investment Officer & CEO of a Singapore Registered Fund Management Company (RFMC) where he is responsible for listed Asian equity investments. KB had taught accounting at the Singapore Management University (SMU) as a faculty member and also pioneered the 15-week course on Accounting Fraud in Asia as an official module at SMU. KB remains grateful and honored to be invited by Singapore’s financial regulator Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to present to their top management team about implementing a world’s first fact-based forward-looking fraud detection framework to bring about benefits for the capital markets in Singapore and for the public and investment community. KB also served the community in sharing his insights in writing articles about value investing and corporate governance in the media that include Business Times, Straits Times, Jakarta Post, Manual of Ideas, Investopedia, TedXWallStreet. He had also presented in top investment, banking and finance conferences in America, Italy, Sydney, Cape Town, HK, China. He has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy & business model innovation in Singapore, HK and China.

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