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InvestingNote to use crowdsourced information to promote financial literacy

Singapore, 21 March 2015 – Investing Note Pte Ltd (“InvestingNote”), an associate company of ShareInvestor, the financial internet media and technology company and subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), now provides free crowdsourced information ranging from stock price estimates, company studies and research reports to help retail investors be more financially literate.

Founded in 2014, InvestingNote is a social network site which incorporates innovative technologies to enable interaction amongst retail investors in Singapore and in the region. The project is supported by the government's National Research Foundation under its i.JAM Reload micro-funding programme.

InvestingNote.com is a free social media platform - a new-generation online forum - designed for investors to exchange investment ideas and access financial insights and information. ShareInvestor has a 15 per cent investment stake in the two-year old startup.

Retail investors who are keen to access diverse financial information from various experts can sign up for free at www.investingnote.com. (See Appendix 1 on a step-by-step guide to signing up and accessing the various categories of financial information)

By setting up an account, registered users will have access to charting functions for technical analysis and market data from regional stock exchanges. Users can also view stock estimates, learn about different investing styles and discuss trading ideas with other users.

In addition, they can also view news provided by ShareInvestor Express, which comprises mainly of corporate announcements from SGX. 

InvestingNote has built up a pool of financial experts and investors as users, including top-tier remisiers, stock educators, professional traders and prominent financial bloggers to share their opinions and knowledge.

The website has a formal verification process to evaluate the experts before they are awarded with a user badge to certify their competencies. These financial experts can build their reputation in the social media space through making forecasts and sharing their investing knowledge.

Reputation points are allocated to the financial experts when they gain new followers, garner ‘likes’ for their postings and have other users share their posts.  Through the points system, registered users will be able to determine the experts’ credibility and quality of posts. 

Since the service was launched in August 2014, it currently has 4,500 registered users. 

Mr Shanison Lin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of InvestingNote, said: “Investing can be an intimidating process for beginner investors, so we have created a unique holistic ecosystem that caters to investors of different competencies. With the advent of technology today, we have built InvestingNote as the first of its kind platform in South-East Asia that facilitates a thriving social community of like-minded investors to share views, discuss the latest business and financial news and learn from the experts and fellow investors.” 

He added : “We are working with The Society of Remisiers Singapore to tap on the knowledge and expertise of its trading representative members who may be interested to establish their foothold in the social media space."

Mr Lin was formerly a software engineer with ShareInvestor’s applications team where he was involved in the development of the ShareInvestor portal and the roll-out of the first generation of SI mobile technology.

For investors who are on-the-go, the Android version of the mobile app InvestingNote is already available at the App Store. The iPhone version of the app will be released in April 2016.


Enclosed 



Issued by ShareInvestor Pte Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 199906807G


For more information, please contact:

Ethan Ho (Mr)
Marketing Lead
Investing Note Pte Ltd
DID: +65 6516 6704

E-mail: ethan.ho@investingnote.com

Yeo Siew Chi (Mr)
Manager, Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: +65 6319 1586

E-mail: 
yeosc@sph.com.sg


About InvestingNote

Founded in 2014, InvestingNote (
http://www.investingnote.com) is a social network site which incorporates innovative technologies to enable interaction amongst investors in Singapore and in the region. InvestingNote provides the consensus estimates, peer and expert reviews by its own community and has stock data that includes the U.S., Hong Kong, Indonesia, Australia and Thailand stock markets.

InvestingNote is an associate company of ShareInvestor, which is a financial internet media and technology company that owns one of the largest investor relations network in Asia. The company is currently funded by SPH, ShareInvestor and supported by NUS and SiTF through its i.JAM Reload micro-funding program.


About ShareInvestor

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, ShareInvestor is a financial internet media and 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. 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. Its annual large scale conferences, INVEST Fair in Singapore and Malaysia draw thousands of participants from Asia to the shows.


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Media 

The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and two student publications IN and Little Red Dot. It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio’s Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH’s other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, 
omy.sg and SPH Razor. 

On an average day, 2.8 million* individuals or 68 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications in print copies or one of our digital platforms. (
* Nielsen Media Index 2015, Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)

SPH Magazines, SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like 
hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

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.


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH’s latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.


Other Businesses

Online Classified
SPH’s online classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds,Trezo), sgCarMart and StreetSine.

SPH’s regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.


Events and Exhibitions

Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 


Education

SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.