Success can be measured in many ways, at the wonderful Richmond Hotel, the Austen Morris Associates Manila office measured success by the quality of those friends and guests who attended. The proceedings were opened by Stuart Baldwin, senior partner, whose visit to the Philippines allowed for him to attend the presentation. While enjoying a wonderful buffet dinner, guests listened to two principle speakers, the Country Manager, Gareth Cookson, and Associate, Paul Yap. Mr. Cookson spoke about commodities, currencies, the state of the stock market, and the reasons why good information is key to making money in any market. Mr. Yap followed by providing an in depth look at trend following funds. Both speakers delivered relevant and informative financial information, the proof of which was in the variety of questions asked. In attendance from the Manila office was the entire force of advisors mingling with great team spirit. The names of which are as follows: Gareth Cookson, country manager, Scott Campbell, and Simon Shrubsole, both senior associates, and associates; Barrington Clifton, Paul Yap, Rachel Santos-Ortega, and Ethel Pilar. Our technical administrator, Irene Mailem and last but by no means least Catherine Agregator, senior administrator. In a nutshell, the event was a success measured by all those who attended.