Wake your Sleeping Money: Why It’s Better Late than Never to Start Investing


Recent studies reveal that 80% of millennials have no interest in the stock market – citing reasons such as lack of money or know-how. Yet avoiding investing altogether is EVEN RISKIER for this generation, who need higher returns to build sustainable savings. With the impending obligations of the 30's looming ahead - or even starting your own business - there are sensible, practical ways in how you can DO MORE with your salary than just leaving it in your bank.

  • How inflation is actually making you poorer even as you work hard and increase your savings

  • The difference between working for money, and having money work for you

  • Practical tips and strategies towards building up your personal investment portfolio – tailored to your risk appetite

  • Understanding the upsides and risks for different asset classes – fixed income, equities, FX, unit trusts, real estate, etc

  • Leveraging P2P investments: diversification and the right metrics to ensure lower volatility and maximum yield

Desmond Leong, FX Technical Analyst & CEO at The Forex Army

Desmond is a full-time trader and currently runs the technical analysis departments of 2 major brokerage houses (Exness & Multibank Exchange). He previously worked at BBSP which won the Technical Analyst award for 2015 and 2016, during his time there he was in-charge of advising the forex trading desks of major banks such as Goldman Sachs and Bank of Singapore. He now runs The Forex Army which aims to help traders become full-time traders through proper education, tools and with very strict discipline.

Kelvin Teo, Co-Founder, Funding Societies and Modaiku

Kelvin Teo is the Co-Founder of Funding Societies and Modalku, the first regional peer-to-business (P2B) lending platform in Southeast Asia, licensed and approved by regulators. It has operations in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, and is funded by Sequoia Capital India. He has spoken at major conferences such as LendIt Shanghai, AVCJ Singapore and LeadCon Brunei. He has also been featured on Bloomberg, BBC and Business Times. Prior to this, Kelvin served as a consulting professional at KKR, McKinsey and Accenture.

Sean Lim, Equity Dealer, Maybank Kim Eng Securities

Sean is an Economics major who graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2014. Since then he had started his corporate journey with Maybank Kim Eng Securities as an Equity Dealer where he is well versed in both the SG & HK markets. Other work experiences include internships at DBS (Risk Management Group , Treasury & Operations) and ICAP (An Inter-dealer Broker).

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