Me & My Money

Sticking to investing plan despite turmoil

Mr Jeik Sohn, Capital Group's managing director for financial intermediaries, Asia, says two mantras guide his investing strategy: "I'm not smarter than the market" and "compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world".
Mr Jeik Sohn, Capital Group's managing director for financial intermediaries, Asia, says two mantras guide his investing strategy: "I'm not smarter than the market" and "compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world". PHOTO: CAPITAL GROUP

Instead of trying to pick stocks, managing director Jeik Sohn goes for broadly diversified investments

Asset management executive Jeik Sohn believes that it is most important to decide on an investment plan and stick with it, even amid the kind of market turmoil we are experiencing now.

Mr Sohn, an executive at finance firm Capital Group, says: "As we know from every previous crisis, not only do markets recover, but they also bring opportunities."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 21, 2020, with the headline 'Sticking to investing plan despite turmoil'. Print Edition | Subscribe