KUCHING: The Save & Invest 2013 roadshow which started its East Malaysian leg here yesterday highlighted key financial issues in its efforts to raise awareness on the latest investment trends, investment knowledge and so forth amongst Kuchingites.
With the theme ‘Mind Your Money’, the roadshow included seminar presentations which covered topics such as saving and investment planning, including money concept alignment, cash flow and debt management, retirement planning, life and medical insurance, unit trust portfolios, stock investments and so forth.
Among key speakers include Credit Counseling and Management Agency (AKPK) head of credit counsellor Marlene Margaret Nichol who gave a presentation on pocket talk. This was followed by AmLife Insurance Bhd head of financial planning and sales quality Fiona Chew, who spoke on the topic of protecting life the right way.
This was followed by The Pacific Insurance Bhd’s chief executive officer Sonny Tan, who elaborated more on what to look out for when purchasing health insurance in financial planning.
Private Pension Administrator Sdn Bhd (PPA) head of Marketing and Communication Serina Joon continued the seminar with her session underscoring the importance of saving for retirement without solely depending on the Employees Provident Fund (EPF).
She covered the point of keeping pace between our money’s purchasing power with inflation, and matching the life expectancy at each stage of living while still being adequately covered to support ourselves upon retirement.
Meanwhile, Philip Future senior manager of Commodities Avtar Sandu spoke of crude palm oil futures, while Bursa Malaysia Derivatives head of Commodity Derivatives Monazi Mohamad presented on opportunities in trading in alternative instruments.
The roadshow will continue in Sibu and Kota Kinabalu on July 7 and July 28 respectively. The event is being sponsored by PPA as its platinum sponsor.
Apart from sponsors, the roadshows are also supported by several major associations, which are Bursa Malaysia, AKPK, Malaysia Financial Planning Council, Financial Planning Association of Malaysia, National Association of Malaysia Life Insurance Fieldforce Advisors, Penang Chinese Town Hall, Johor Bahru Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Malaysia Entrepreneurs Development Association.