Coming from a typical Singaporean family like myself, money or investments can be quite the sensitive topic.
Or we felt we were never in a position to educate our parents on financial literacy because them being older = more experienced.
Or maybe you do not know the Chinese words to Regular Savings Plan, which is 定期储蓄计划 (dìngqí chúxù jìhuà).
We found something to save the day, there is an investment talk coming up next week! They have workshops in both English and Mandarin if your parents or even yourself is more well-versed in Mandarin. Most importantly, it is FREE OF CHARGE!
It is Singapore Investment Week 2018 hosted by SIAS.
Haven’t heard of SIAS before? Don’t worry me too, so I did the hard work for you.
SIAS – Securities Investors Association (Singapore)
- Founded in June 1999
- A registered Charity Organisation aka Non-Profit Organisation;
- An Institution of Public Character (IPC)
- They are an advocate for Investor-rights
- The largest organised investor group in Asia
(71,000 retail investors as members kind of large)
What do they do?
- They actively promote Investor Education, Corporate Governance, and Transparency
- Organised over 1,000 investor education programmes: –
More than 140,000 retail investors have benefited from these programmes (most of it is FREE)
For Investors (like you and I)
- They stand up for minority shareholders when they are faced with unfair treatment
- SIAS investors have sought protection from errant traders
- They conduct dispute resolution sessions regularly to assist investors to resolve issues
- They help investors to determine the fundamentals and long-term view of a company for investment
- Tracks and grades listed companies for their Corporate Governance practices
Those who excel are awarded the Singapore Corporate Governance Award.
- Works with Public Listed Companies to reach out to retail investors
Singapore Investment Week 2018
They are having their main seminar (in English) together with their Chinese seminar concurrently! This means if you’re more comfortable with English, but your parents/loved ones prefer Chinese, you all can attend the talks at the same time at different seminar rooms.
Here are the 4 seminars and workshops at a glance:
- Main Seminar
- Chinese Seminar
- May Workshops
- Youth Symposium
- Date: 19 May 2018, Saturday
- Time: 9am – 3pm
- Place: HDB Hub Auditorium
- Theme: Trends and Strategies to Successful Investing in 2018
|8:30am||Registration and Foooooooood|
|9:00am||Reliable Income in Unpredictable Markets: |
An IGA Approach to Invest and Retire Early
Do you have a burning desire to do something for your retirement but do not know where to start? Are you worried about outliving your savings?
Retirement planning is easier said than done because saving for the future often means consuming less today. How can you have enough passive income for your retirement without sacrificing your lifestyle today?
In this talk, Ivan shares his unique perspective on the intertwined relationship between life, financial independence and early retirement, gleaned from more than a decade of his experiences as a financial adviser. He will also share the step-by-step guide to help you build an IGA portfolio that generates enough passive income, so you can retire earlier and live for your passion
|SG Money Matters|
|9:55am||Understanding the Secrets Behind Successful Stock Investing through All Market Conditions||8VIC Global|
|10:35am||How to Get Good Investment Returns Effortlessly Using a Robo-Advisor||Autowealth|
|11:15am||Riding Choppy Waters||DBS Bank|
|12:55pm||2018 Q2 Market Outlook for Gold||Phillip Futures|
|1:35pm||Insights on Singapore REITs - How to Choose the Right REIT for Your Portfolio & Outlook||RHB Securities|
|2:15pm||The Art and Science of Forex Trading||Sapphire TradeX|
- Date: 19 May 2018, Saturday
- Time: 10am – 2:30pm
- Place: HDB Hub Punggol Room
- Theme: Strategies to successful investing 成功投资的策略
|8:30am||Registration and Refreshments|
22 May 2018
|7pm-9pm||Understanding Fundamental Analysis and Income Statement|
This seminar will discuss the various components of fundamental analysis. Attendees will learn to interpret the income statement.
Examples of valuation technique and case studies on several listed companies will be covered. Attendees will also learn about how to take advantage of POEMS 2.0 to access stocks listed on other major exchanges.
|Phillip Securities||'National Library Board, The POD
100 Victoria Street
23 May 2018
|7pm-9pm||Rise of Artificial Intelligence|
7pm-8pm: How AI is Changing the Way We Invest
Presented By InvestingNote, Mr. Shanison Lin, CEO and Founder
- What is AI and how is it affecting our life
- How AI is changing the way we invest / trade
- How InvestingNote is planning to integrate AI in future
8pm-9pm: Using ETFs for Intelligent Investing
Presented By StashAway,Mr. Michele Ferrari, Co-Founder and CEO
- Securities Selection vs Asset Allocation
- Introducing ETFs
- Using technology to improve investment performance
|Life Long Learning Institute, Event Hall 2-2
11 Eunos Rd 8
24 May 2018
|7pm-9pm||Corporate Connect Seminar|
The Corporate Connect Seminar is a collaboration between SIAS and SGX. The aim is to connect retail investors and listed companies. Gain Insights of the latest financial performance and business strategies when you participate in an interactive Q&A session and be given an opportunity to better understand these companies!
7.00pm- 7.30pm: SG Stock Market and Overview by KGI
7.30pm-8.00pm: Presestion by Ascendas REIT
8.00pm- 8.30pm: Presestion by Oceanus Group Limited
8.30pm-9.00pm: Presestion by CNMC Goldmine Limited
Ms. Yeow Kit Peng, Head, Capital Markets & Corporate Development
Oceanus Group Limited
Mr. Peter Koh CEO & Mr. Duane Ho, CFO
CNMC Goldmine Limited
Mr. Chris Lim, CEO
2 Shenton Way
SGX Centre 1 Level 2
25 May 2018
|7pm-9pm||Financial Literacy and Family Budgeting||RSM||Capital Tower, STI Auditorium
168 Robinson Road
27 May 2018
|10am-1pm||Understanding Money for Senior Citizens|
Get smart with your money and make smart money decisions!
Learn the importance of managing your money wisely, understanding CPF and CPF Life, your financial health and leaving a legacy.
|Hill View Community Club,
Activity Room 1, Level 3
1 Hillview Rise
- Date: 2 June 2018, Saturday
- Time: 10:30am – 04:30pm (Registration starts at 9:30am)
- Venue: SGX Auditorium
|10:35am||Conversations with CEOs|
Hear from these esteemed CEOs and get firsthand insights on their own financial and investing journey.
Mr. David Gerald, Founder & CEO, SIAS
Ms. Adeline Sim, Executive Director of HRnetGroup
Mr. Tony Tan, CEO, CapitaLand Mall Trust Management Limited
Ms.Tan Su Shan, Managing Director and Group Head Consumer Banking and Wealth Management, DBS Bank
|11:30am||Implementing your Financial Plan|
This segment aims to provide an overview of the financial plans; namely savings, insurance and investments and how they can help you achieve your financial goals. You will learn how to manage your resources and implement your financial plans to reach your financial goals.
|Institute of Financial Literacy (IFL)|
|12:55pm||• The Importance of Investing|
• An Introduction to ETFs
|1:35pm||Introduction to Regular Savings Plan||DBS|
|2:15pm||Introduction to Stocks||SGX|
|3:10pm||Stock Simulation Game|
Understand the stock market and learn how to trade through this stock simulation game and win prizes!
|Value Investing College
|4:15pm||Announcement of Winners & Prize Presentation||VIC|
Prizes for Stock Simulation Game
- 1st: $400 CapitaLand Vouchers
- 2nd: $350 CapitaLand Vouchers
- 3rd: $250 CapitaLand Vouchers
They are honestly quite attractive, aren’t they? If you want to be a part of this action, do register your interest here!