Students pick up financial planning and investment tips at major seminar

SINGAPORE - The inaugural My Money @ Campus Seminar was held on Wednesday, by MoneySense, the national financial literacy programme, together with the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS).

The seminar, which is targeted at tertiary students between 17 and 25 years old, was hosted by the Singapore Management University (SMU).

DBS chief executive Piyush Gupta was the guest of honour, and addressed the crowd with his thoughts on the fundamentals of investment.

Students also held a dialogue with Mr Gupta on his personal experience in financial management in a 45-minute question and answer segment.

SIAS, ABS and SMU speaker also rode on the theme of "Building an Affordable Investment Portfolio", allowing students to learn various ways to hone their financial knowledge and investment skills.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) noted that more of such seminars will be organised at other universities and polytechnics in the future.

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