Get tips on investing amid rising interest rates

A group of financial commentators and experts from The Sunday Times and DBS Bank will be speaking at The Sunday Times Invest Seminar on May 10.

This is the third such annual seminar organised by The Straits Times Money Desk and is aimed at giving retail investors practical ideas and tips on how to invest their money.

This year's theme is the US Federal Reserve's plan to gradually reverse its monetary stimulus policy, a move which will eventually lead to higher interest rates.

Investors are already having to cope with funds flowing out of emerging markets to the developed economies. How should investors cope amid a rate hike that is likely to kick in next year?

As we approach the mid-year mark, DBS Private Bank chief investment officer Lim Say Boon will discuss which Asian markets are outperforming and where investors should park their funds for the rest of the year.

The Straits Times money editor Lee Su Shyan will discuss how the tight labour market in Singapore and other policies can have an impact on the overall investing climate.

Other speakers include deputy money editor Dennis Chan, who says that even with the current tepid stock market, investors cannot afford to ignore equity investments when deciding on the make-up of their portfolio.

Economics correspondent Alvin Foo examines the outlook for the commodities sector and the opportunities it offers.

Many investors focus on property and some stocks and shares.

DBS' head of fixed income Mr Clifford Lee discusses whether investing in bonds is a relevant option for retail investors amid the rising rate environment.

Meanwhile, as the yuan continues its weak run, DBS' senior currency economist Philip Wee discusses the prospects for the yuan and other currencies.

The half-day event from 9am to 2pm will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Sign up at before May 7.

The preferential price for DBS/POSB credit cardholders is $48 per person and $68 for other credit cardholders.