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The Fifth Person believes in spreading a message — that sound investment knowledge, financial literacy, and intelligent money habits can help people around the world achieve financial independence and lead better lives for themselves and their loved ones.
Our company and the knowledge we share is born of that mission.
So take a tour around our site and read the articles we have to share. There’s a lot of free and very useful content you can use right now to become a better investor. And we hope that the good stuff we have here will lead to smarter, more profitable investment decisions for you and the world at large.
As investors ourselves, here are some of the winning stock investments we’ve made. (Yes, like every other investor, we’ve made our losses too). You can find our analyses for these investments — both good and bad — on this website and through our investor memberships: The Investment Quadrant and Dividend Machines.
In 2018, The Fifth Person won best independent investment website in the ‘GoTo.com’ category at the inaugural SGX Orb Awards organised by the Singapore Exchange (SGX). The award recognises the independent investment-related website or financial blog that most empowers investors to make educated decisions with their money.
The Fifth Person editor-in-chief, Adam Wong, received the award from SGX CEO Loh Boon Chye at the annual Media Appreciation Night held on 19 July in Singapore. Award winners from five other categories at the event included CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times, The Business Times, and The Edge.
The SGX Orb Awards was launched to recognise excellence in financial journalism and content in an evolving media landscape. Over 100 nominations from print and broadcast media, online news sites, and independent investment websites and bloggers were received by the SGX and judged by an independent panel comprising senior executives from Deloitte, Google News Lab, Nasdaq, and an international broadcasting industry veteran.
Rusmin (left) and Victor are investors and co-founders of The Fifth Person. Their investment articles have been published in The Business Times (BT Invest) and AsiaOne. They have also been featured on national media on Channel NewsAsia, 938LIVE, and Money FM 89.3 for their views and insights on how to invest successfully in the stock market.
On a personal note, Victor represented Singapore in the 2008 TAFISA World Games in Busan, South Korea and was the 2008 IFMA World Muay Thai Championship bronze medalist, kicking some serious ass along the way, while Rusmin was actually a former SIAEC scholar who gave up his scholarship and a cushy career to follow his itch of learning how to be a be a better investor and ultimately lead a life of financial independence. He believes that anyone, even with a regular job, can achieve more financial peace-of-mind by investing intelligently and safely for the long term.
Adam is the editor-in-chief of The Fifth Person. He is also the author of the national bestseller Lucky Bastard! which made the Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller’s List in 2009 and Value Investing Made Easy, which made the Kinokuniya Business Bestseller’s List in 2013. He also appeared on US national television on The Balancing Act in 2010. An investor himself, Adam shares his personal thoughts and opinions as he journals his investing journey online.
Since we founded in 2014, we have realized that our values are fundamental to what we and The Fifth Person stand for. Our core values and what we believe in serve as our guiding principles in our relationships with all our stakeholders — including our clients, members, and readers.
These are our core values:
We sincerely hope that you see these values reflected in every article we publish, the research we do, and in your everyday experience with us as individuals and as a company. Only with the support of our members, readers and anyone who continues to find value in what we produce, is there a reason for The Fifth Person to exist. Simply put, we wouldn’t be here without you 🙂
We named our company The Fifth Person because we believe in bringing multiple perspectives to the table (i.e. fifth person perspectives). And when it comes to investing, we think that having more than one fair and educated opinion makes us all better investors.
By allowing our investment ideas and analyses to be challenged and pitted against multiple points of view only means that what comes out of it is simply a winner. And don’t we all want winners for our investments?
It’s just like the age-old story of the blind men and the elephant; you sometimes need to respect multiple different perspectives to finally gain a full and complete picture.
As you can see, we’re big fans of having multiple perspectives, and if you’re the type that likes to geek out on academic writing and research, go Google “fifth person perspective” or read this delightfully complicated paper on fifth person perspectives by Clint Fuhs. (Knock yourself out, you’ll thank me later.)
How we decided on our name based on this super awesome graph from a paper that only really smart people can understand. (An Integral Map of Perspective-Taking by Clint Fuhs)
Alright, enough about us! Go check the stuff we have on the site and enjoy the read! 🙂