Lee Kian Soon, Astral Asset Management

Lee Kian Soon, Astral Asset Management

Lee Kian Soon

21 February 2024
Bigger Picture: Markets unimpressed with China's biggest ever LPR rate cut
Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management, discusses the measures China has been rolling out to arrest the slump in its stock market, including the significance of its biggest cut to its key mortgage rate, what more is needed and how urgent further help is required.

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22 September 2023
Bigger Picture: 3 bright spots for investors in China's market
As the Chinese government under President under Xi Jinping seems to be running out of options to stimulate the world's second-largest economy, Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management, gives his insights on the sectors that investors can still look into.
Presented by Willie Keng
Podcast edited by Anthea Ng (nganthea@sph.com.sg)

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12 July 2023
Bigger Picture: Is China the next Japan?
Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management discusses if the growing pessimism around China, including one that speculates slowing growth could turn it into the next Japan, are valid. He also talks about how to position around China for the rest of the year, and why he is not yet moving into property.

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24 May 2023
Bigger Picture: Unveiling Asian Alpha in the markets
We are midway through the week and market movements in Asia are mixed so far.
The Nikkei hit a 33-year-high earlier this week while the Kospi has been on a winning streak. The Hang Seng, however is at its lowest level since March.
Meanwhile, China's Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (BAT) are starting to ramp up its efforts in A.I.
How do we make smart decisions then and seek alpha with all of this happening around us?
Lee Kian Soon, the CEO of Astral Asset Management, joins us on the Bigger Picture to share some insights.
Presenter: Sean Cheong
This podcast is edited by Anthea Ng (nganthea@sph.com.sg)

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13 January 2023
Breakfast Brief: Fed policymakers signal rate-hike slowdown
In today's Breakfast Brief, we speak with Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management about the implications for the Fed’s upcoming interest rates decision and the sectors set to benefit from the China reopening story.

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24 November 2022
Bigger Picture: Is it timely to invest in China?
Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management, discusses why he remains positive that China will re-open in 2023, and it will be not a matter of “what or when” but really more a matter of “how” for investors.

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27 September 2022
Bigger Picture: Chatters on a global recession, should investors wait on the sidelines?
Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management discusses the chatters on a global recession, bond yield spikes, weakening currencies and what investors can do to protect against the onslaught of the market.

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18 April 2022
Bigger Picture: China's growth prospects amid lockdowns
Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management, discusses how the tough year for Chinese stocks so far has affected his investments and how much of a dent the COVID-19 lockdowns will have on China's growth outlook.

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15 March 2022
Bigger Picture: Wave of panic selling hits Chinese stocks
Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management explains why he's on a buying spree despite many other investors being spooked by concerns over Beijing’s close relationship with Russia, renewed regulatory risks and a dampened economic outlook with more cities under lockdown.

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22 September 2021
Bigger Picture: Asian markets rise as jitters ease
Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management discusses how much of an impact the setback to Biden's $2 trillion Build Back Better proposal will have on markets, as well as lessons he'll be taking away from 2021.

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17 September 2021
Bigger Picture: Finding value in Chinese markets
Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management, discusses where the value plays are amid the jitters around China with the regulatory clampdown and Evergrande contagion fears.

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15 July 2021
Bigger Picture: China growth impact from big tech clampdown
Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management, discusses how China's clampdown on big tech companies will affect wider market valuations and China's growth prospects as Chinese companies think twice about their listing plans.

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29 January 2021
Bigger Picture: What does this week’s events mean for the broader market?
We’ve seen the GameStop frenzy take a turn, with the stock snapping a six-day rally and wiping out nearly $11 billion in market value! That’s after brokerages started curbing trading on its platforms used by the GameStop’s fan base. But are the retail crowd here to stay? And, what does this week’s events mean for the broader market? Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management shares his thoughts on this and more.

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17 December 2020
Bigger Picture: Fed commits to keep buying bonds until full employment goal
Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management discusses the takeaway from the FOMC's last policy meeting for the year, the outlook for China tech companies amid regulatory clampdowns, and investment lessons learnt in 2020.

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25 November 2020
Bigger Picture: Positioning for the recovery trade
Lee Kian Soon, CEO of Astral Asset Management shares why 2020 may not be the best time to buy and hold, and how he's adjusting his fund's portfolio for the market's next phase with exposure to Hong Kong and China.

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25 August 2020
Bigger Picture: Repositioning after the tech rally
Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management, shares how his fund is repositioning in the coming quarters after a run up in technology stocks.

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30 August 2019
The Bigger Picture: Equity markets, macroeconomic outlook and low yields
Lee Kian Soon, CEO, Astral Asset Management discusses his perspective on the global equity markets amid current trade war banter, while giving his outlook on the markets from a macroeconomic perspective and what investors should look out for regarding yields.

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30 July 2019
The Bigger Picture: Earnings, Economy Outlook, Fed Rate Expectations
Lee Kian Soon, CEO of Astral Asset Management shares his reading of the market and economy as Wall Street valuations look fairly rich and bubbly, and why he thinks SBS Transit is an attractive stock right now.

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