Singapore’s largest investment event is back – and these are the 5 sessions you should not miss


No matter how old they are, people always want to know more about making money and achieving financial freedom.

It may seem intimidating but often, all novice investors require is proper investment know-how and guidance, so that they can invest to suit their financial needs and risk appetites.

Whether you have only just started to think about investing, or simply want to make wiser investment choices, attending investment seminars led by experts and successful investors can help you manage your investments better.

Happening this weekend (Aug 5-6), the Invest Fair, run by ShareInvestor and The Business Times, is currently in its 11th year and is Singapore’s largest investment event.

This year’s Invest Fair is focused on helping participants invest at every stage of their lives by educating visitors on the various asset classes and financial products that they can embark on to build financial wealth.

Power speakers include Geoff Howie , market strategist at Singapore Exchange; Christopher Versace, chief investment officer of Tematica Research; Louis Wong, director of Phillip Capital Management; and success and wealth coach Adamn Khoo among others.

Invest Fair 2017 will be back on Aug 5-6.

While admission to the event at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre is free, pre-registration on Invest Fair’s website will double your chances in the Invest Fair lucky draw.

Here are five things every investor can stand to benefit from at Invest Fair 2017:

For the beginners:

1) Investing at 20s, 30s, 40s

This panel discussion will see local financial bloggers share their personal investing experiences at different stages of life.

They will talk about what investing was like in their 20s, when they first started working, and in their 30s and 40s, when they started a family and retirement planning.

In particular, Jes from SimplyJesMe will talk about how investing from a female perspective.

2) Expert in 30 Minutes

If you know absolutely nothing about investing, this 30-minute segment will be perfect for you.

Don’t worry if you don’t know the difference between CFD, ETF, REITs and insurance. This session on the basics of investing is where you will learn all about the different financial products and tools out there.

For seasoned investors:

3) How to Invest in Year 8 of the Bull Market by Tom Gardner

During his session, the investment expert and co-founder of The Motley Fool will be sharing tips on how you can invest in this eighth year of the bull market, with a primary focus on local stocks.

4) Three thematic tailwinds to ride in the 2nd half of 2017 and into 2018 by Christopher Versace

The chief investment officer of Tematica Research will be sharing his knowledge about thematic investing vs. trend investing and how you can read the economy like a professional.

5) Market Outlook

Held in both English and Mandarin, experts in this panel will be talking about the opportunities and pitfalls they have identified across the region and also in the marco-environment.