SGX to outsource Pulses magazine to BT from Jan - Aug 27, 2007 (BT)

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SGX to outsource Pulses magazine to BT from Jan

BT's senior correspondent Teh Hooi Ling at the helm as the magazine's editor.

Aug 27, 2007
The Business Times

(SINGAPORE) The Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) has decided to outsource the production of its monthly financial magazine, Pulses, to The Business Times with effect from January 2008.

Editor-designate: Ms Teh is a CFA charter holder and author of Show Me The Money

The arrangement will see BT's senior correspondent Teh Hooi Ling at the helm as the magazine's editor, with other familiar BT writers pitching in with their reports and analyses.

'It's a familiar partnership,' said BT editor Alvin Tay. 'SGX and BT have been running the highly successful Singapore Corporate Awards for the past two years and we have been a media partner for the SGX Bull Run since it began in 2004.'

SGX is equally at home with the working relationship. 'We are pleased to welcome The Business Times on board to produce Pulses,' said Daniel Tan, executive vice-president and head of retail business and development, SGX. 'Readers will benefit from the expertise and experience that BT's established editorial team brings. We are confident that we have found the right partner to take Pulses to the next level.'

Readers can expect a more engaging and incisive read, as BT will be harnessing the newsroom's financial expertise for each month's issue.

'Notwithstanding the current volatility in the market, I'm of the view that we are still in a long-term secular bull trend. Everybody should take an interest in making his or her money work hard for them. With the magazine, we will try to give readers the insights and analysis that will help them make better and more informed investment decisions,' said Ms Teh, the magazine's editor-designate. She is a CFA charter holder and the author of Show Me The Money, a compilation of her weekly personal finance columns in BT.

Pulses is the only dedicated finance magazine which provides in-depth focus and comprehensive data on Singapore's securities and derivatives markets.

It is distributed monthly to 10,000 subscribers including retail investors as well as institutional investors like fund managers, brokers, market researchers, investment analysts, economists, academics and finance journalists.

Formerly called the SES Journal, it has been in circulation since 1973. It was revamped with a brand new look and renamed Pulses in December 1999 following the demutualisation and merger of the Stock Exchange of Singapore and the Singapore International Monetary Exchange.

Priced at $5.50, it continues to be sold in bookstores and selected newsstands in the Central Business District.

From the January 2008 issue, it will be distributed by Singapore Press Holdings, which publishes BT. More details will be released in the coming months.