Manulife Investment: Pivot to Grow Income Streams
Mr Ng Chze How, Head of Retail Wealth Distribution, Manulife Investment Management
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Many Malaysians had their income negatively impacted due to the pandemic and inflation. Hence, it's not only important to know how to secure your investments, but help them grow as well. We speak to Ng Chze How, Head of Retail Wealth Distribution for Manulife Investment Management, about investing in the right solutions, riding out the uncertainties, and growing new income streams.
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Arvindh Yuvaraj: Joining me today is Ng Chze How, Head of Retail Wealth Distribution for Manulife Investment Management Malaysia. Now, many Malaysians had their income negatively impacted due to the pandemic and inflation. Where can they look for consistent income streams?
Ng Chze How, Manulife Investment Management: Inflation is indeed painful. It's important that investors portfolio have adequate asset diversification and certain income funds. These funds have a fixed interval of income distribution policy. Income funds such as multi assets, fixed income or REITs fund can be good investment to consider as they seek to provide regular source of income to investors.
Arvindh Yuvaraj: Can you tell us why investors should consider these solutions now?
Ng Chze How, Manulife Investment Management: When you invest in the REIT fund, you are the joint owner of the properties. Worldwide or Asia pacific. Our portfolio of REITs allows our investors to expose to buildings, industrial parks, data center, telecommunication towers, condominiums, shopping malls, warehouse, hotels, and even medical centers and retirement homes.
Ng Chze How, Manulife Investment Management: So now you own the property, capital gain is yours, rental income is payout as income to you. Properties are defensive in nature. The dividend component of REIT offers attractive and sustainable source of income for investors.
Arvindh Yuvaraj: And how do investors subscribe for Manulife Investment Management suite of income solutions?
Ng Chze How, Manulife Investment Management: Get one of our unit trust advisor. Or if you're looking for digital tool to do your own research, we have Manulife iFunds. At the end of the day, it is best to engage our advisors, they are professionals.
Arvindh Yuvaraj: Right, that was Ng Chze How, Head of Retail Wealth Distribution for Manulife Investment Management Malaysia, BFM 89.9 the business station.
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