This blog Den of the Lion Investor was started by me back in March 2008 as an avenue for me to communicate my personal thoughts on the area of personal finance and other related items to the public.
I had a personal target of putting up one article each day (except for weekends and public holidays). Obviously, this takes up a considerable amount of my time.
Sometimes, I’m able to write longer articles of better quality. When you provide useful information, people tend to share them with their friends or on other websites. As a result, I get a fair bit of links and referral traffic. If you have been one of these people who have shared my site, I would like to thank you and hope you will continue to do so.
Obviously, writing a long article every day is not practical as I do have other commitments. So on those days when I have limited time, I make do with a short post of a newsworthy article or event. I was actually overseas for two weeks in April/May 2011 but you probably wouldn’t have known from the (same) frequency of articles during that period.
Throughout the past few years, readership has grown steadily. There are now more than 2000 readers who are either subscribed to my daily email updates or through their feedreader. A few people even asked me whether they needed to pay for the updates. The answer was no then and it continues to be no now, as well as in the future.
As of today, I have had more than 1.5 million page views in total on this site. Traffic spiked significantly during the Global Financial Crisis as I was one of the few sites provided comprehensive information on the Minibonds. The post What Will Happen to my Lehman Minibond attracted more than 60,000 page views with 900+ comments. I was also quoted a few times on the Minibond issue in the media.
Another area of considerable interest are gold related topics. These has attracted more than 100,000 views over 3000 comments. I am glad to be able to provide a common platform for people to discuss about their investments.
Some people just read the articles and do not know much about the writer (ie me). For this, you can refer to the “About” page, which is a short writeup about this site and myself.
I think it would be quite clear from that page that this site is not related to the fund management company Lion Global Investors. Probably some of you who do not invest into funds might not even have heard of them. They were formerly known as Lion Capital but changed their name to Lion Global Investors in June 2008, three months after this site was set up.
For the avoidance of doubt, I would like to state this clearly:
This site (and I) does not represent Lion Global Investors in any way. We are not officially affiliated. The only linkage I have with them is that I (as do some of my clients) invest in some of their funds.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to continue to have your support in the future.