INVEST Fair 2018

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The folks over at ShareInvestor (a subsidiary of SPH) recently reached out to me regarding the marketing of INVEST Fair 2018. As readers may know, Financial Horse is a huge believer in the power of knowledge and the exposure to many differing points of view, and I’ve always believed that we are all the richer for it. So, I was very pleased to be able to help out in the publicity of INVEST Fair 2018.

Basics: INVEST Fair 2018

INVEST Fair 2018 is an annual investor event organised by Share Investor, which is itself a subsidiary of SPH. To quote them:

“First started in 2007, INVEST Fair is ShareInvestor’s annual flagship event with the purpose to showcase products and services in the market, to act as a meeting point for investors and traders alike and to keep the attendees abreast with the latest market outlook.”

So basically, it’s the Investing equivalent of the PC Show, to be held at Suntec City Hall 405 to 406 from Saturday 25 August to Sunday 26 August, where the highlight is the talks by the various personalities.

I’ve set out the floor plan below, you can check out their website for more info.

Highlight: Which talk would Financial Horse go for?

There is little doubt that the highlight of the fair is the talks. Unfortunately they are spread over 2 days, and there is no way I am going down to Suntec over 2 days. In fact now that I think about it, I’ll probably head down on either 25 or 26 Aug, listen to a couple of talks, walk around the booths for a bit, and have a nice meal at Suntec. I suppose that’s exactly the appeal of Suntec REIT these days, because they have a good, solid method of drawing crowds to their mall. But I digress.

I’ve found that when attending such talks, it’s less about the topic in question, and more about the personality and knowledge of the speaker. When going through the INVEST Fair list of speakers, there were a few persons who caught my attention:

Anton Kreil – This guy is unbelievable, he’s basically a genius child trader who retired after 7 years on Wall Street. Okay he made a ton of money from 2000 to 2007 in what was the golden days of trading before Central Banks destroyed volatility, but none of that detracts from the fact that this guy is a true baller. His profile, from his own company webpage, is pretty self-explanatory.

Anton is the Managing Partner of the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management, an independent global community of 425 Traders across 22 countries. Anton manages and oversees the Institute Community, the Institute parent company’s (Jakubstadt Holdings) global portfolio (as Managing Partner) via Corporate trading accounts from Singapore and his own long-term investments outside the Institute (Non- Disclosed Total Exposure).

Anton has had a distinguished career as a Professional Trader in the Financial Markets. He opened his first trading account when he was sixteen and traded profitably through the tech boom in the late nineteen nineties. He was the first person out of four hundred students in his Economics undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester to receive a formal job offer from an Investment Bank trading desk. Goldman Sachs saw his track record and hired him on an “unconditional offer”, meaning Goldman Sachs contractually stated that he could get any mark in his degree and they would still hire him as a Professional Trader. He completed the infamous Goldman Sachs Analyst Program (2000) and Associate Program (2002) in New York, which has been responsible for training a disproportionately large amount of the world’s best Investment Bank and Hedge Fund Traders of the last thirty Years.

In June 2008 Anton was chosen by the BBC to appear in the British TV series Million Dollar Traders which was aired in 2009. The show went global shooting Anton from relative obscurity into the limelight. In response to the thousands of messages Anton received from around the world asking him to teach trading, he decided to go on the road and set up the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management in 2011. The Institute has now grown into the world’s leading trading education company boasting a community of highly trained and educated Retail Traders that can trade from anywhere in the world. This has enabled Anton through the Institutes parent company to deploy capital to many of the Institutes traders, who now make a living from trading at the Institute.

Anton has always been known in the industry for his obsession with Financial Markets, his insane work ethic and for his ability to teach up and coming new talent in the Industry.

His keynote session is on Saturday from 10:30am – 11.15am on Topic – Acquiring a Systematic Professional Trader Process at Seminar Room 3.

Tam Ging Wien – This dude runs ProButterfly.com, which I’ve been following for a while and quite appreciate his depth of analysis. We’ve also chatted virtually a couple of times, and he seems like a great dude, so I would love to be able to meet him in person and hear him air his views.

Tam Ging Wien has been an avid equities and real estate investor for over 10 years.

He is the founder of ProButterfly.com, an independent investment site that focuses on general investment themes with focus on equities and REITs. His passion for financial education and training stems from a desire to help others help themselves achieve financial freedom. In 2017 he published his first book entitled REITs to Riches: Everything You Need to Know About Investing Profitably in REITs.

Roger Montgomery – On paper, he does have a great CV and seems like he would be able to share a ton of unconventional insights. He’s doing a panel discussion on Saturday on “Market Uncertainties are Back; What’s Next?”, so that’s probably the best way to listen to his insights. Otherwise, his keynote session is on Saturday from 2:45pm – 3:15pm on Boom or Bust: Signposts to Investor Returns in the next 18 months at Seminar Room 4.

Roger Montgomery is the founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Montgomery Investment Management a Sydney and New York-based global investment manager with $1.5bn under management. He is a renowned value investor with more than 25 years’ experience. Following a successful career as an analyst and public company Chairman, Roger published the First Edition of his stock market guide, Value.able, in 2010, becoming a best seller in just 16 weeks. He is an awarded presenter on the subject of investing, appears weekly in the media and press and has so for over 15 years.

Qi Wang – Not every reader is going to agree with me on this, but I have been fascinated by the Chinese equities market for a while now. There are many reports that show that the Chinese equities market is primarily driven by retail investors, while western markets are primarily driven by institutional investors. With retail investors, many are far less sophisticated, so there is greater room to outperform if you know what you are doing. At the same time, there’s no getting away from politics in China, so while traditional investing principles apply, it is vital to understand the political undertones in play. It’s a very interesting dynamic, and I would be interested to see what the Chinese speakers have to say, especially at the panel discussion.

Qi Wang is responsible for providing investment research and solutions to global institutional clients. The MegaTrust Investments Group is a research driven, boutique fund manager specializing in Chinese equities. The group was founded in Shanghai, China in 2007 and has US$600 million under management today, with one of the best long-term track records in the industry.

Prior to joining MegaTrust, Qi was the Head of China Index Research at MSCI Inc., a global index and analytics solutions provider. He advised the world’s leading asset owners on global investing, asset allocation, portfolio construction, and risk management etc. In 2014, Qi and his colleagues produced ground-breaking research on factor investing (smart beta) for the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan (GPIF). He also led research and consultation on the inclusion of China A-shares in the emerging markets index, making him a highly regarded expert on the globalization of A-shares (domestic Chinese stocks).

He graduated from Dartmouth College with a double-degree in mathematics and electrical engineering in 1997. Qi has been a CFA charterholder since 2003.

I’ve set out the full schedule of talks below, with the persons that I am keen to listen to bolded below. There are 3 clusters of timings for me, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, or Sunday late afternoon. I don’t have a particular preference as to which talk I like the most, so I’ll probably have a look at my schedule closer to the date and pick the timing that best suits me.

Registration is completely free, so there’s no harm signing up. Sign up link is here. If you register using the promo code FINANCIALHORSE, you’ll triple your chances at the lucky draw, so don’t forget to do it, there’s no reason not to really.


 

10:30am – 11:00am
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Disrupting the Insurance Industry Status QuoSeminar Room 2Fabian Pan
fidentiaX
10:30am – 11:15am
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Acquiring a Systematic Professional Trader ProcessSeminar Room 3Anton Kreil
Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management
11:00am – 12:30pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Chinese Panel Discussion
“步步为盈”投资策略讲座
SGX Pavilion
11:15am – 11:45am
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
The Impact of Interest Rate Rises on Singapore Listed REITsSeminar Room 1Tam Ging Wien
ShareInvestor Academy
11:15am – 11:45am
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
PhillipCapital Stocks and Funds AuctionSeminar Room 2
11:15am – 11:45am
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Trading for a Living with 15 Minutes a DaySeminar Room 3Spencer Li
Synapse Trading
11:45am – 12:30pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Panel Discussion
Global Market Outlook for the Second Half of 2018
Seminar Room 4Chris Brankin
A.J. Kahling
Scott Connor
JB Mackenzie
TD Ameritrade Singapore
12:00pm – 12:45pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Trading Market Manipulation: Insights from a Top-Profiting Former Proprietary TraderSeminar Room 1Alson Chew
Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group
12:00pm – 12:30pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Top Stocks to Focus on – in a Rising Interest Rates EnvironmentSeminar Room 2Kelvin Wong
City Index
12:45pm – 1.15pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies – More than MoneySeminar Room 1Darren Koh
Tokenize Xchange
12:45pm – 1.15pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
PhillipCapital Stocks and Funds AuctionSeminar Room 2
1:00pm – 1:30pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Using DLC to Capture Positive Return in a Volatile MarketSeminar Room 3Keith Chan
Societe Generale
1:30pm – 2:00pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Your Blueprint to Success in Today’s Property LandscapeSeminar Room 1Dr. Patrick Liew
MAPIC
1:30pm – 2:00pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Compound your Returns by Auto-Investing in a Portfolio of SME LoansSeminar Room 2Lawrence Yong
MoolahSense
1:45pm – 2:30pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
The Power of the Crowd in Revolutionizing Financial ServicesSeminar Room 4Lester Chan
Fund Singapore
2:00pm – 2:30pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
H2 2018 OutlookSeminar Room 3Steve Brice
Standard Chartered Bank
2:45pm – 3:15pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Boom or Bust: Signposts to Investor Returns in the Next 18 MonthsSeminar Room 4Roger Montgomery
Montgomery Investment Management
2:15pm – 2:45pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Beyond This Little Red Dot: Capitalising on Global OpportunitiesSeminar Room 1Chiang Kian Seng
Maybank Kim Eng
2:45pm – 3:15pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Investing in the STISeminar Room 3Irvin Goh
FTSE Russell
3:00pm – 3:30pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Transforming P2P Lending into a Mainstream Investment Asset ClassSeminar Room 1Nikhilesh Goel
Validus Capital
3:00pm – 3:30pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Fireside Chat with Kelvin: How you can Invest Small & More with CrowdfundingSeminar Room 2Kelvin Teo and Timothy Ho
Funding Societies
3:30pm – 4:00pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
10 Students Forsake Conventional Indicators & Made US$20K-70K in 4 Months Using ThePhoenix™ System! Proven on MyFXBook.comSeminar Room 3Yong Chin Hiong
PGL Oriental Holdings
3:30pm – 4:00pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Secrets for Sustainable and Profitable Investing through All Manner of TimesSeminar Room 4Dr. Daniel Kao
Value Investing College
3:45pm – 4:15pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
PhillipCapital Stocks and Funds AuctionSeminar Room 2
4:15pm – 5:15pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
English Panel Discussion
Market Uncertainties are Back; What’s Next?
Seminar Room 3
4:30pm – 5:00pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Higgs Chain Project IntroductionSeminar Room 1Li Xi
Higgs Chain
4:30pm – 5:00pm
25 Aug 2018, Saturday
Digital Assets & Blockchain – The New Tokenized Economy for the FutureSeminar Room 2Davy Goh
Bcoin Exchange
10:30am – 11:00am
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Blockchain — A Great Financial RevolutionSeminar Room 1Crystal Zhang
BitUN
11:15am – 11:45pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Investment in High-Tech Startups through ICOSeminar Room 1Dr. David Nguyen
Regulus Capital and Holding
11:30am – 12:15pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Master the Markets: How to Invest Profitably in Any Market ConditionSeminar Room 4Adam Khoo
Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group
11:45am – 12:15pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
The Market Talk with The Motley FoolSeminar Room 3Chong Ser Jing
Chin Hui Leong
Sudhan Purushothuman
The Motley Fool
12:00pm – 12:30pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Asset Class Strategies Using Nikko AM ETFsSeminar Room 2Calvin Neo
Nikko Asset Management
12:45pm – 1:15pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
No More Surprises, How to Stay Ahead of the MarketSeminar Room 2CK Ee
ShareInvestor Academy
1:15pm – 2:00pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Wealth, Privacy and Capital GainsSeminar Room 3David Metcalfe
Premier Diamond Group (North America)
1:30pm – 2:00pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
PhillipCapital Stocks and Funds AuctionSeminar Room 2
2:15pm – 2:45pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Tech in Fixed Income: Empowering the Bond InvestorSeminar Room 1Rahul Banerjee
BondEvalue
2:15pm – 2:45pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Financial Planning: The only Guaranteed Investment in LifeSeminar Room 2Elaine Loh
Summit Planners
2:15pm – 2:45pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Can U.S. Dollar Bulls Maintain its Momentum in 2H 2018?Seminar Room 3Kelvin Wong
City Index
2:15pm – 2:45pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
80% of the Rally Came from FAANGS, Would This Finally Crash the Stock Market in 2019/2020?Seminar Room 4Kel
PGL Oriental Holdings
3:00pm – 3:30pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
The Era of Technology Chaos (ICOs, Blockchain, AI, etc): How to Identify the Unicorns?Seminar Room 1Matthias Yeo
Fund Singapore
3:00pm – 3:30pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
PhillipCapital Stocks and Funds AuctionSeminar Room 2
3:00pm – 3:30pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Preparing for the Greatest Opportunity of the DecadeSeminar Room 4Pauline Teo
Value Investing College
3:45pm – 4:15pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Using Technology to Get an Edge as a New InvestorSeminar Room 2Ethan Ho
InvestingNote
4:30pm – 5:00pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Investing Strategies for High Dividend Blue Chip Stocks with Market Outlook 2018 / H2Seminar Room 1Dr. Tee Tong Yan
Ein55.Com
4:30pm – 5:00pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
PhillipCapital Stocks and Funds AuctionSeminar Room 2
4:45pm – 5:30pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Investing in the STISeminar Room 4Irvin Goh
FTSE Russell
4:45pm – 5:45pm
26 Aug 2018, Sunday
Chinese Panel Discussion
2018
下半年:危机或转机?
Seminar Room 3Hu Li Yang
Margaret Yang
Qi Wang
Yong Chin Hiong

 


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,
    Do you have views on the other speakers? whether positive or negative or neutral?
    Margaret Yang, Dr Tee, Spencer Li, Dr Daniel Kao, CK Ee, Kelvin Wong.

    We are also seeing more on blockchain and crypto exhibitors. Do you have any views on these new forms of investments? Granted, most if not all of them are not regulated.

    • I’ve never met some of them before, and I want to reserve negative judgment until I’ve had the chance to see them in person. I’ve met Dr Tee before though, and I’m not a fan of his, I find his methods a mere variant of technical analysis.

      On block chain, I think the fundamental technology behind block chain will change the world. As an investment though, it’s hard to know which would be the winner 10 years from now. It’s worth a small punt, but I wouldn’t put in significant sums unless I had inside knowledge on this, for eg, if I knew the founder.

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