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Published Date: 14 September 2018

MoneySENSE organises second run of ‘World Investor Week in Singapore’ to equip investing public with financial knowledge


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Singapore, 14 September 2018 … The World Investor Week in Singapore (WIWS) returns for its second run from 4 to 12 October 2018. WIWS aims to equip retail investors with the financial knowledge and skills to make informed investment decisions.

2   Organised by MoneySENSE in conjunction with the International Organisation of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO)1 World Investor Week, the second WIWS comprises a series of interactive sessions for investors to actively engage with experts2 on the following topics :

Investing with confidence – How to get started in investing, building portfolios to manage risks and reacting when market conditions change.

Digital financial services and you – Learn about the benefits and risks of new digital financial services platforms, such as crowdfunding investments, P2P insurance and robo-advisory services.

Investment scams: Is the deal too good to be true? – What investors should make of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies, binary options and FX options trading schemes, and how investors should evaluate investments promising very high returns at little or no risk.

Leveraged investing – Find out what leveraged investing is about and why this high-risk approach is not suitable for all investors.  Understand how leveraged products like structured warrants, contracts for differences, and daily leveraged certificates work and who such instruments might be suitable for.

3   Mr Lee Boon Ngiap, Assistant Managing Director (Capital Markets), Monetary Authority of Singapore, said, “Following a well-received first run, MoneySENSE is pleased to bring back WIWS for a second year. This year’s event will bring together even more partners to participate in active discussions with investors over current topics in investing. This is part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen investment education and build investors’ capabilities to better manage their personal financial and investment matters.”

4   Mr Chew Sutat, EVP and Head of Equities & Fixed Income, Singapore Exchange, said, “SGX is pleased to co-host the World Investor Week in Singapore for the second year running. Investor education has always been a key focus for us, as we believe that investors need to be equipped to make informed and responsible investment decisions. Our digital education outreach comprising online sessions and e-tutorials educated close to 240,000 participants last year, and we continue to expand our curriculum to help investors use more tools like research reports. By partnering with MoneySENSE, SIAS and IFL, we can reach and empower more investors to take action and ownership of their personal investments.”

5   Mr David Gerald, Founder, President and CEO, SIAS, said, “With markets ever changing, the need to continually stay updated and informed, is now even more important. With rising interest rates, how are investors reviewing their expenses and investments so as to make informed investment decisions. The World Investor Week is an opportunity for investors in Singapore to stay informed, so as to understand the risks and opportunities. SIAS is pleased to be supporting this effort once again.”

6   Members of the public are encouraged to sign up for WIWS early. To register for WIWS, please visit . Participants can also submit their questions related to investing prior to the event.


1 The Monetary Authority of Singapore is a board member of IOSCO.

2 Including the MoneySENSE-Singapore Polytechnic Institute for Financial Literacy, Commercial Affairs Department, CFA Institute Singapore, the Securities Association of Singapore, the Singapore Exchange and the Securities Investors Association (Singapore).