Thursday, August 2, 2018

INVEST Fair 2018 - Coming Soon In August 2018

This article is written in collaboration with ShareInvestor. All views expressed in this article are the independent opinion of SG Young Investment

INVEST fair has been a yearly affair ever since I started investing 8 years ago. I attended my first ever INVEST fair at Suntec City many years back and it really opened me up to the world of investments as there are many free talks and also booths around for me to ask any questions which I might have on finance and investment.

This year, INVEST fair is back again at Suntec City which will be held from 25-26 August 2018. Admission is free and all seminars are free to attend too . INVEST Fair is ShareInvestor’s annual flagship event with the purpose to showcase products and services in the market, to act as a meeting point for investors and traders alike and to keep the attendees abreast with the latest market outlook. There will also be 3 x lucky draw chance for readers of SG Young Investment. Do read to the end of this post to find out how you can take part in the lucky draw.

I will briefly write about some of the interesting topics and also the speakers who will be delivering it so you can check it out later.

The fair this year features some interesting topics such as fintech, cryptocurrency & blockchain, crowdfunding and also the usual trading and investing. I've picked some interesting topics and speakers below which you may be interested in:

1. For investors:

The Impact of Interest Rate Rises on Singapore Listed REITs 

This topic is presented by Tam Ging Wien from ShareInvestor Academy. He has been an avid equities and real estate investor for over 10 years. In 2017 he published his first book entitled REITs to Riches: Everything You Need to Know About Investing Profitably in REITs.

I think this is really relevant for investors especially if you are investing in REITs. The rise in interest rates will affect REITs but do you know how much your investments will be affected? I'm a fan of macroeconomics and this topic will certainly be of interest to me.

The Market Talk with The Motley Fool

Most of us would have heard of The Motley Fool. They will be holding a 30 mins Q&A session at INVEST fair where you can ask their team any questions related to investing. The panel includes some of their top analysts so just shoot any questions which you might have and I believe you will learn some good stuff from them.

2. For traders or aspiring traders:

Acquiring a Systematic Professional Trader Process  

The next topic which caught my attention is on trading. I started off as a trader and tried to learn everything from reading charts, to psychology to candlestick patterns and all the Fibonacci techniques etc. However, I grew to learn that trading is not really for me but it can be suitable for some people. I've personally seen certain people around me who can trade rather well because it suits them very well.

If you're thinking of trading for a living but do not know if its just a dream, then this may be the topic for you. The speaker is Anton Kreil, one of the keynote speakers for this year's INVEST fair. He was a former professional trader at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan on Wall Street and the City of London and retired from the Investment Banking Industry in 2007 at the age of twenty-seven just before the Global Financial Crisis. Anton is now the Managing Partner of the Institute of Trading & Portfolio Management, a global school and community of smart Retail Traders. He is well known for his direct approach to teaching which he has cultivated over the last eight years in order to optimise Retail Trader performance

3. For cryptocurrency and blockchain technology explorers:

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies - More than Money

For those who want to know more about blockchain and cryptocurrency, this should be the topic for you to explore on. To be honest, I do not have much knowledge on blockchain or how I can invest into this new space. Its not easy to learn online so probably if we can listen in person, it would be much better.

This topic will be presented by Darren Koh, who's a strategist from Tokenize Xchange. Darren has been an enthusiast of the space since 2016. At Tokenize, he is the man behind strategies and is passionate about what the blockchain has to offer. A purveyor of blockchain technology, Darren is always educating others on what this new trustless data structure can accomplish and is also building the Tokenize blockchain.

Digital Assets & Blockchain - The New Tokenized Economy for the Future

There is another similar topic on the new tokenized economy for the future which will be presented by Davy Goh from Bcoin Exchange. As the founder of BCoin and an outspoken blockchain and cryptocurrency evangelist, Davy is responsible for its overall success. A motivated leader and serial entrepreneur, Davy has a proven management track record and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in corporate financial strategies and management.

This will be a good topic to hear on how blockchain will be used for the future.

4. For crowdfunding investors:

Compound your Returns by Auto-Investing in a Portfolio of SME Loans

Crowdfunding may be still new to many investors out there but it is actually a viable alternative way to grow our money with higher returns. Of course, with higher returns, most of the time it comes with higher risk as well.

This topic will focus on SME loans which I have invested in several times through the Moolahsense platform. I've invested in 4 different loans and so far all has been successful with returns of 13.50% to 18%. Because of the higher risk nature, I evaluate the investment choices really carefully and make sure I manage my risk well. I only invest a small portion of my investment capital in SME loans for now.

Lawrence Yong, CEO and Co-Founder of Moolahsense will talk about compound your returns by auto-investing in a portfolio of SME loans. Before founding MoolahSense, Lawrence was a Vice President at Macquarie Capital where he was closely involved in developing its sales and structuring business at the Fixed Income division.

Many other free seminars and panel discussions

Apart from the topics I listed above, there are many others which you may be interested in for the INVEST fair which will be held over 2 days on a weekend. Here are the details of the event:

INVEST Fair 2018

Date: 25-26 August 2018

Time: 10am to 7pm
Location: Suntec Singapore Hall 405 & 406

You can refer to more information on their website here. Do check out the exact date and time for the different seminars available under Agenda -> Seminar Schedule on the website.

*Additionally, ShareInvestor has kindly given SG Young Investment's readers 3 x lucky draw chance when you enter the promo code - SGYOUNGINVESTMENT when you register. Remember to enter the promo code when you register for FREE for this event. Click here to register.

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