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Upcoming Personal Finance Webinars and Events In Singapore You Should Attend In 2021

Start the year with these webinars to help chart your personal finance journey

This article was originally published on 20 January 2021 and updated to reflect the latest events and webinars. 

New year, new resolutions. If one of your new year’s resolutions is to start learning more about how to manage your finances and/ or start investing, there is no better time to start than now.

After a tumultuous year in 2020, many of us are realising the importance of having an emergency fund. The stock market rallies and even the surge in bitcoin has also piqued many people’s interest in investing and trading. As the world grapples with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and takes hope in vaccine recovery, 2021 looks to be another eventful year.

To help you on your personal finance journey, we have curated a list of personal finance webinars and events in Singapore to help expand your knowledge and confidence. Take charge of your personal finances this year and make 2021 a better year ahead.

#1 [27 February, 1 to 5 March] Singapore Trading Festival

When: 27 February 2021 and 1 to 5 March 2021

Time: 9.30am to 5.30pm for the Submit on 27 February 2021

Registration: Free. Register here.

The inaugural Singapore Trading Festival is organised by SGX, in partnership with InvestingNote. This event will take place on 27 February with an all-day virtual submit with 15 topics and 24 speakers while the trading competition will be held from 1 to 5 March 2021.

Whether you are a trading novice or seasoned trader, the virtual submit has something for everyone interested in trading. Uncover insider secrets with the keynote address “Unveiling the Secrets of Elite Traders” by Mike Bellafiore (co-founder, SMB Capital & SMB Training), pick up trading strategies such as “Timing the Market Exit and Entry in a Volatile Market” or learn how to use complex products to maximise your returns such as “How to use warrants for multiplied potential returns in the market & SGX simulation game”. Those more conversant in Mandarin will also benefit from the sessions held in Mandarin.

Interested traders can join in the simulated trading competition after the submit and pit their skills against fellow traders in the 5 day challenge. Test out your trading skills and strategies using real-time data and win cash prizes of up to $5,000 by registering here.


#2 [18 February] Stashaway Academy – Investing Basics

When: 18 February 2021

Time: 7pm to 8.30pm

Registration: Free. Register here.

Beginners to investing will appreciate this evening live webinar that will demystify some of the jargon surrounding investing. The webinar will introduce the different asset classes available and how a beginner investor can go about creating and managing your portfolio. Importantly, the webinar will discuss the risk-return relationship and how different people will have different risk preferences at different points in their lives.

This webinar is part of StashAway Academy’s ongoing education series. The seminars may also be used by Representatives of Financial Institutions to fulfill their annual Supplementary Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements, subject to their respective compliance team’s approval.


#3 [18 February] Syfe Connect – Retire With Confidence

When: 18 February 2021

Time: 7pm to 8pm

Registration: Free. Register here.

As life expectancy improves, our retirement readiness becomes more important. Join Syfe’s ‘Retire With Confidence’ workshop to find out how much you need for your retirement, how to plan ahead to maximise your retirement income as well as learn about proven investment strategies that will grow and protect your retirement nest egg.

This webinar is part of Syfe Connect’s ongoing webinar series to help people gain the financial confidence to start investing and take charge of their financial futures.


#4 [24 February] DBS NAV University- 1Q21 Market Outlook Webinar with DBS CIO

When: 24 February 2021

Time: 12pm to 1.30pm

Registration: Free. Register here.

While vaccines have given optimism to the markets, there are still uncertainties. Join DBS Chief Investment Officer, Hou Wey Fook, in this lunchtime webinar as he shares his market outlook for the first quarter of 2021 and discusses how you can position your investment portfolio to take advantage of the investment opportunities available.

This is part of DBS NAV University’s educational series which aims to empower anyone who wants to get better at money and personal finance. Keep an eye out for future monthly events from DBS NAV University as they expand on their educational series.


#5 [24 February] The Basics Of Investing By SGX Academy

When: 24 February 2021

Time: 7.30 pm to 8.15 pm

Registration: Free. Register here.

Part of SGX’s ongoing investment education series, this webinar will give you an overview on the basics of investing. Mr James Ooi (investment manager, Phillip Securities) will give you a quick introduction to various investment instruments suitable for beginners, such as blue-chip stocks, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs).

Past Events

#1 [9 to 26 January] What & Where To Invest In 2021 By FSMOne

When: 21 January and 26 January 2021

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Registration: Free. Register here.

2020 has been a year of massive changes to our daily lives, affecting both our work, home and social environment. Likewise, the investment landscape has also seen dramatic disruptions.

Spanning 6 days in January 2021, What and Where to Invest 2021 is FSMOne’s flagship event takes the theme of an investment “survival kit” to prepare investors for the investment opportunities in 2021. At time of writing, the virtual conference has already concluded its day 1 to day 4 events (which are available for replay) and its final English session will be on day 5, 21 January 2021 while the 26 January 2021 session is a special session conducted in Chinese.

The theme for day 4 on 21 January will be “Age 21, 31, 41 Or 51? It’s Never Too Late To Start Investing”. Especially appropriate for beginners, Jean Paul Wong (General Manager, FSMOne Singapore), Timothy Ho (Managing Editor, DollarsAndSense) and Dawn Cher (Budget Babe) will share about their beginning investing experiences, the most important things beginner investors should know and their own experience putting together an investment portfolio.

#2 [28 January] Endowus Insights 2021: Paving A New Way Forward By Endowus

When: 28 January 2021

Time: 4 pm to 8.30 pm

Registration: Free. Register here.

An evening event, Endowus Insights 2021 sets a vision for new way forward. With an impressive panel of speakers ranging from policymakers, finance experts, professors to founders of our favourite personal finance websites, there is something for everyone in this webinar.

These speakers will cover a range of topics including the outlook for Year 1 AC (After Coronavirus), investor opportunities for the individual investors, how to optimise your CPF and retirement and go into the personal of personal finance – things that no one talks about.

In particular, our very own Timothy (of DollarsAndSense), with He Ruiming (of Woke Salaryman) and Kenneth Lou (of Seedly), will be sharing their views on the painful but impactful money matters that no one talks about.

#3 [28 January] Singapore Market: Return to Normalcy By Phillip Securities

When: 28 January 2021

Time: 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm

Registration: Free. Register here.

As COVID-19 vaccines fuel the hope for pandemic recovery, the stock market is rebounding. In this lunchtime talk, Phillip Securities discusses the market rotation from growth stocks to value stocks and how they could potentially play out in the Singapore equities market.

For those who are keen to expand their knowledge, Phillip Securities regularly hosts lunchtime talks that cover different economic and investment themes.

#4 [1 February] Kickstart Your 2021 Financial Goals By General Assembly

When: 1 February 2021

Time: 7 pm to 8 pm

Registration: Free. Register here.

For those who are absolute beginners, General Assembly’s “Kickstart Your 2021 Financial Goals” may give you a good grounding as to how to set your financial goals and work towards them in the new year.

In this one-hour workshop, Dinesh Dayani (Co-Founder, DollarsAndSense), Amanda Ong (Country Manager, Singapore, StashAway) and Yeap Ming Feng (Head of Marketing, Seedly) will share the tips and tricks for financial success and the tools you can use to help you achieve these goals.

#5 [1 February] Moving On To 2021: Should We Change The Way We Invest? By MoneyOwl

When: 1 February 2021

Time: 7 pm to 8.30 pm

Registration: Free. Register here.

After the disruptions of 2020 to our lives, one question we may be asking ourselves:  “should we change the way we invest in 2021?

Join investment experts, Chuin Ting Web (CEO & CIO, MoneyOwl) and Dr Wei Dai (Senior Researcher, VP, Dimensional Fund Advisors) as they discuss what happened in the financial markets in 2020, the lessons that can guide your investment strategy in 2021 and the investment insights and opportunities in 2021.