Sunday Times Invest Seminar offers tips for money management

The Straits Times economics correspondent Alvin Foo. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
The Straits Times economics correspondent Alvin Foo. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
The Straits Times deputy money editor Dennis Chan. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN
The Straits Times deputy money editor Dennis Chan. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN
The Straits Times money editor Lee Su Shyan. -- ST FILE PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
The Straits Times money editor Lee Su Shyan. -- ST FILE PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
Mr Philip Wee, Senior Vice-President and Senior Economist, Group Research, DBS Bank. -- FILE PHOTO: DBS 
Mr Philip Wee, Senior Vice-President and Senior Economist, Group Research, DBS Bank. -- FILE PHOTO: DBS 
Mr Lim Say Boon, chief investment officer of DBS Bank, Group Wealth Management and Private Bank. Financial experts from DBS Bank and top business commentators of The Straits Times and The Sunday Times will take the stage at the annual Sunday Tim
Mr Lim Say Boon, chief investment officer of DBS Bank, Group Wealth Management and Private Bank. Financial experts from DBS Bank and top business commentators of The Straits Times and The Sunday Times will take the stage at the annual Sunday Times Invest Seminar on Saturday. -- FILE PHOTO: DBS

Financial experts from DBS Bank and top business commentators of The Straits Times and The Sunday Times will take the stage at the annual Sunday Times Invest Seminar on Saturday.

The sold-out seminar, now in its third year, aims to give retail investors practical advice on how to invest their money. It is organised by The Straits Times Money Desk.

The theme for this year is how investors should position themselves for impending rises in interest rates, as the United States Federal Reserve gradually reverses its monetary stimulus policy.

Touching on these topics will be DBS Private Bank's chief investment officer Lim Say Boon, who will talk about the outlook for Asian markets, and The Straits Times money editor Lee Su Shyan, who will discuss the overall investment climate in Singapore.

Senior currency economist Philip Wee and head of fixed income Clifford Lee from DBS Bank will also join deputy money editor Dennis Chan and economics correspondent Alvin Foo from The Straits Times in a panel discussion about investment strategies.

The event will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore from 9am to 2pm. Tickets for the event have all been snapped up, with around 600 attendees signing up for the seminar.

For more coverage of the seminar over the weekend, go to The Straits Times website at www.straitstimes.com.

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