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Published Date: 26 September 2017

MoneySENSE Partners the Industry to Launch the 'World Investor Week in Singapore'


Singapore, 26 September 2017 … MoneySENSE, together with the MoneySENSE-Singapore Polytechnic Institute for Financial Literacy (IFL), the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX), will organise the inaugural “World Investor Week in Singapore (WIWS) from 2 to 6 October 2017.

2     Themed “Investing with Confidence”, WIWS is organised in conjunction with the World Investor Week (WIW), spearheaded by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) . Over the course of a week, securities regulators from around 70 countries will organise activities around financial education to raise investors’ awareness on the importance of financial know-how and investor protection.

3     Targeted at retail investors, WIWS seeks to provide an interactive platform for investors to engage with investment experts who will share their expertise and investing know-how on various investment topics such as:

  • Investing with confidence – whether you are new to investing or looking to get more experience under the belt, learn or relearn what it means to be a prudent and confident investor.
  • How to be a better investor – developing good investing habits – what are the behaviours we need to keep in check and how can we manage ourselves better?
  • Developing your own market outlook – learn about the data and indicators to track and to make sense of as you invest.
  • Digital Financial Services and You – today, we can crowdfund online, get insured P2P or be advised by robots at a click, swipe or flash. Is all this as simple as it sounds?

4     Mr V Maheantharan, Director, Institute for Financial Literacy said, “The Institute for Financial Literacy (IFL) is very pleased to be part of the inaugural launch of the World Investors Week in Singapore. The objective of the WIWS is in perfect alignment with one of IFL’s objective of creating a community of educated and careful investors in Singapore.”

5     David Gerald, Founder, President and CEO, SIAS said, “SIAS recommends that investors should continue to monitor their investments, review their objectives and have a financial plan as markets change continuously. The World Investor Week in Singapore is another opportunity for investors to stay updated and investors can get advice and guidance from experts at the various seminars. SIAS is pleased to be part of the launch of WIWS”

6     Said Mr Chew Sutat, EVP and Head of Equities & Fixed Income, Singapore Exchange, “SGX is delighted to co-host the World Investor Week that is happening in Singapore for the first time. WIW’s objective of raising awareness on investor education globally is in line with SGX’s long-standing belief in empowering investors to make informed investment decisions and take charge of their personal investment portfolios. We see greater interest in investing, and the investment community is getting younger. SGX Academy is reaching out to more retail investors through new digital initiatives such as webcasts and webinars, and through this partnership with MoneySENSE, SIAS and IFL, we hope to enhance the overall financial literacy in Singapore through a concerted effort.”

7     Mr Lee Boon Ngiap, Chairman of the Financial Education Steering Committee and Assistant Managing Director (Capital Markets), MAS, “Through WIW, IOSCO seeks to partner like-minded organisations in member countries to empower investors through education and awareness programmes.  MoneySENSE is pleased to be working with SGX, SIAS and IFL, as well as other partners from industry and media to organise ‘WIW in Singapore: Investing with Confidence’. We hope that WIW in Singapore will pave the way for more fruitful investor-industry-media exchanges going forward.”

8     Members of the public are encouraged to sign up for WIWS early. More information about the event and registration details can be found in the following weblink . Participants will also be able to submit their questions related to investing prior to the event.