Sunday Times Invest Seminar to offer tips for investors

SINGAPORE - Investors searching for good returns and growth opportunities often have to trudge through a maze of uncertainties with markets worldwide divided by divergent monetary policies.

So where and how an investor can reap value becomes the million-dollar question - one that will be addressed by financial experts at the upcoming Sunday Times Invest Seminar 2015 on May 30.

Just as the United States' Federal Reserve looks poised to raise interest rates from near-zero levels amid signs of a firmer economic recovery, the European Central Bank has just started its own quantitative easing in a bid to revive the continent's stagnant economy.

Closer to home, China and Japan are also spurring growth with further easing, but the Monetary Authority of Singapore chose to maintain its cautious policy stance last month.

This multi-track landscape will be rife with risks and volatilities, as Bank of France governor Christian Noyer noted last week: "(The divergence) can be a cause of instability as markets react instantly to any new information."

At the annual Sunday Times Invest Seminar - now in its fourth year - Mr Lim Say Boon, chief investment officer for DBS Private Bank, will discuss with Straits Times money editor Lee Su Shyan these changing market dynamics to chart a safe path forward for investors.

Mr Philip Wee, DBS senior currency economist, will also analyse the impact foreign currency movements will have on investors, while deputy money editor Dennis Chan will share his tips on retirement financial planning.

The event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore from 9.30am to 2pm. Tickets are now on sale.

For registration, go to www.regonline.sg/sutinvest2015