Malaysia, 18 April 2013 - SI Portal.com Sdn Bhd, the subsidiary of ShareInvestor, the Singapore-based financial internet media and technology company, today launched a new portal targeted at educating tertiary students and young executives on the merits and importance of investing and financial planning.
www.younginvestors.com.my is designed as a one-stop portal where young investors can search for resources and information to get started early on planning their finances and building their wealth.
The portal is divided into the following main sections –
Articles – contributions from guest writers, including business reporters, investment analysts and financial professionals. They are written in plain, simple language that young novice investors can understand.
Case studies – using listed companies as real-life examples, the young investors will learn how to read financial statements and get familiar with terminologies used in these reports.
Dictionary – a comprehensive list of commonly used financial terms and terminologies used in financial analysis for stock selection.
Events – a listing of paid and free seminars and workshops dealing with topics on investment and financial planning.
A report commissioned in 2009 by Bursa Malaysia found that less than 2 per cent of Malaysians aged 20 years and above actively invested in shares although they are familiar with publicly listed company and share trading. Their perception is that share trading is a high-risk activity and this deters them from investing in shares. Instead, they prefer to invest in savings and fixed deposits which offer lower rate of returns.
According to a recent census report, youths between the ages of 20 and 29 years make up 19.3 per cent of the total population of Peninsular and Eastern Malaysia. They are generally well-educated and internet-savvy, and are keen to build-up their assets for the future. The portal www.younginvestors.com.my seeks to serve this untapped segment by offering quality investor education programmes and services.
Mr Christopher Lee, Chief Executive Officer of ShareInvestor, said: “Today’s investors are getting younger, willing to read widely on the subject and are more internet savvy. We have forged alliances with reputable partners such as financial institutions and investor educators who share with us a common vision of promoting financial literacy. The result is a portal that will serve as a valuable one-stop shop for young investors, offering them timely, relevant and accurate news and information to make informed investment decisions, reflecting our company’s motto – ‘Invest with Knowledge’.”
In order to reach out to the youths, SI Portal.com will be partnering with some of Malaysia’s leading investment and personal development speakers to jointly organise a series of seminars at the top local universities. The young investors can look forward to learning first-hand from the experts and take their first step in making well-informed investment decisions.
Since March, SI Portal.com has partnered with Mr Jonathan Quek, the founder and CEO of True North Asia, who had presented two sessions on how young investors can build and grow a portfolio of financial assets over time. Visitors can log on to www.younginvestors.com.my for the latest speaking engagements and outreach activities.
Issued by ShareInvestor Pte Ltd
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Singapore Press Holdings Limited
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, ShareInvestor is a financial internet media & technology company that owns one of the largest investor relations network in Asia. ShareInvestor provides market data tools and financial applications to institutional and retail investors. The company also manages one of the largest independent financial portals in Singapore. As a technology company, ShareInvestor assists public listed companies and financial institutions with their corporate website designs and technology services.
ShareInvestor clients include more than 400 public listed companies in the region and its corporate clients include many blue chip companies. ShareInvestor has thousands of paying subscribers for its financial products and services, and an average of 400,000 unique visitors monthly across its online properties.
ShareInvestor organises regular financial investment seminars and conferences for investors. Our annual large scale conferences, INVEST Fair in Singapore and Malaysia draw thousands of participants from Asia to the shows. ShareInvestor currently operates in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
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In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 270 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, omy.sg and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPad and smartphone applications. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.
In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.
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SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPH MediaBoxOffice.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its second retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. SPH‘s latest retail development project, The Seletar Mall, is slated for completion by end 2014.