SINGAPORE, 2 January 2018 – Fundsupermart.com (“FSM”) will be holding its annual flagship event – FSM INVEST Expo 2018 (expo.fsmone.com) – for the investing community in Singapore at Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 403 on Saturday, 6 January 2018.The FSM INVEST Expo brings together investors and investment specialists from FSM’s regional research team, fund houses and other investment partners, under one roof for a full day of presentations, panel discussions and interaction at the various booths.Jointly organised with ShareInvestor, the finance-focused media and technology subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), this event ushers in a new year with key investment themes and market outlooks where attendees can share their investment tips and insights with other fellow investors. The FSM INVEST Expo 2018 theme is anchored on the idea of lifelong investing: at different life stages, investors will need to adopt different investment strategies to meet their life goals. They can find out how they can to invest globally and profitably, based on their risk appetites and investment needs.Attendees of FSM INVEST Expo 2018 can attend a diverse line-up of presentations by distinguished industry experts with highlights on the global and local markets, portfolio construction and an introduction to the large array of investment products and services offered on the FSMOne platform. These include Unit Trusts, Wholesale/Retail Bonds, Stocks/ETFs, FSM MAPS (Robo-advisory portfolios) and Insurance. Key presentation topics that will be covered include “What Do We See for Markets in 2018?”, “FSM MAPS: Building Portfolios for Life” and “Bonds: An Asset Class that Belongs in Every Portfolio”.There will also be two presentations in this year’s line-up that will be covered in Mandarin. These presentations are “Why Do We Think the China Market Remains Attractive in 2018” and “Diversifying Your Stocks Portfolio Beyond Singapore”, with the latter topic to be presented in English as well.The coveted panel discussion will cover investing trends for 2018, and attendees can gain insights and perspectives from the panelists.There are a total of 16 event partners, including Allianz Global Investors, iFAST Global Markets, Legg Mason Global Asset Management and many more. Attendees can interact and engage with their representatives at their respective booths and learn more of the financial products on offer. At the FSMOne booth, attendees can open an FSMOne account, speak to the investment advisers and product specialists and take part in a live demonstration on the use of the FSMOne platform. They can also stand to benefit from exclusive and attractive promotions.Attendees can participate in various activities such as the “sure-win” Spin the Wheel and win prizes while those who open an FSMOne account on the spot can enjoy exclusive perks. They can also cast their votes to nominate their favorite “Fund House of the Year” and stand to win either an iPad, a Dyson Desk Fan or FSMOne Cash Account credits worth S$1,000! (Terms and Conditions apply.)Mr Jean Paul Wong, General Manager FSM Singapore said: “The start of the year is a good time for investors to take stock of their investment portfolios, and assess whether they are nearer to achieving their life goals (retirement, children’s education fund etc). We believe the FSM INVEST Expo 2018 can help investors because under one roof, they get to easily mingle and exchange ideas with the investment experts from our fund house partners and our own regional research team. It will also be an opportune time for investors to better understand some of the newer services offered on FSMOne, including stocks and robo-advisory portfolios, and how these different product categories can complement their holdings, be it in unit trusts or bonds.”Mr Christopher Lee, Chief Executive Officer, ShareInvestor Pte Ltd said: “ShareInvestor is pleased to co-organise FSM INVEST Expo with Fundsupermart. During the one-day event, investors will find global investment opportunities with focus on unit trusts and equities related products. It is timely to take stock of our investments and learn from industry experts and opinion leaders on their views as we move into 2018.”Interested investors can register online via the event microsite expo.fsmone.com. Admission is free. About Fundsupermart.com (“FSM”)
Incorporated in the year 2000 in Singapore, Fundsupermart.com (“FSM”) is the Business-to-Consumer
(B2C) division of iFAST Financial Pte Ltd (“iFAST Singapore”).
Via its FSMOne account (www.fsmone.com), FSM provides a comprehensive range of investment products and services, with over 1,200 funds (0% sales charge on all funds permanently); over 700 bonds, including retail and wholesale bonds, and Singapore Government Securities; robo-advisory portfolios with FSM MAPS (My Assisted Portfolio Solution) at 0% sales charge; Singapore- and Hong Kong-listed stocks (0.12% commission rates) and ETFs (0.08% commission rates), and insurance products (with a transparent fee structure and commission rebates of 30% - 40%). In December 2017, FSMOne has also launched trading capabilities in United States securities (including stocks and ETFs), with competitive commission rates of 0.08%.
iFAST Singapore is the Singapore subsidiary of SGX-ST Mainboard-listed iFAST Corporation Ltd. (“iFAST Corp”), which is also present in Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and India. iFAST Singapore holds the Capital Market Services licence and the Financial Advisers licence, issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and is also a Central Provident Fund-registered Investment Administrator and a Depository Agent of The Central Depository (Pte) Limited (“CDP”). iFAST Singapore is also a Trading Member of SGX-ST and a Clearing Member of CDP.
The investor community can visit the FSMOne website at www.fsmone.com for their transactional and information needs. The FSM mobile application (“FSM Mobile”) can also be used for transactional purposes, and can be downloaded on Apple App Store and Google Play.
For more information, please visit www.fsmone.com
About iFAST Corporation Ltd. (“iFAST Corp”)
iFAST Corp (stock code: AIY) is an Internet-based investment products distribution platform, with assets under administration (AUA) of approximately S$7.16 billion as at 30 September 2017.
Incorporated in the year 2000 in Singapore and listed on the SGX-Mainboard in December 2014, iFAST Corp is also present in Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and India. The Group provides a comprehensive range of investment products and services, to financial advisory (FA) firms, banks, financial institutions, multinational companies, as well as retail and high net worth (HNW) investors in Asia.
The Group offers access to over 5,800 investment products including funds, bonds and Singapore Government Securities (SGS), stocks, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), as well as insurance products, and services including robo-advisory portfolio management services which are known as MAPS (My Assisted Portfolio Solution), research and investment Page 3 seminars, financial technology (fintech) solutions, and investment administration and transaction services.
iFAST Corp has two main business divisions, namely its Business-to-Consumer (B2C) website, Fundsupermart (including its new FSMOne multi-products account in Singapore), targeted at DIY investors; and its Business-to-Business (B2B) platform that caters to the specialized needs of FA companies, banks and financial institutions. Over 6,500 wealth advisers from more than 285 FA companies, banks and financial institutions, use the iFAST B2B platform.
The Group’s mission statement is, “To help investors around the world invest globally and profitably”. The Group won the “Most Transparent Company Award 2015, New Issues Category” at the SIAS Investors’ Choice Awards 2015, as well as the “Best Investor Relations – Merit Award” for First-Year Listed Companies at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2015. In the Singapore Governance and Transparency Index (SGTI) released in 2016 and 2017, iFAST Corp ranked within the top 15% among SGX-listed companies. In December 2017, iFAST Corp emerged runner-up in the "Best in Sector – Information Technology" category of IR Magazine Awards South East Asia 2017 organized by IR Magazine.
For more information, please visit www.ifastcorp.com
ShareInvestor is a finance-focused media & technology subsidiary of SPH with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia.
ShareInvestor operates the largest investor relations network in South East Asia and its corporate clients include blue chip companies across the region. The company provides both online and offline investor relations and communication services for these companies.
As a technology company, ShareInvestor provides online market data information for multiple markets across its online toolsets, ShareInvestor Station™, ShareInvestor WebPro™ and ShareInvestor Mobile. The company also assists public listed companies and financial institutions with their corporate website designs and technology services.
ShareInvestor organizes 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.
In 2008, the ShareInvestor Group of companies was acquired by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).
More information can be found at www.ShareInvestorHoldings.com.