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Get a Head Start in Growing Your Wealth at Invest Fair Malaysia

Get a Head Start in Growing Your Wealth at Invest Fair Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, July 11, 2013 – (ACN Newswire) – ShareInvestor, the financial internet media and technology subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), will be hosting its signature Invest Fair events in Malaysia to encourage retail investors to grow their wealth through investing in diverse asset classes.

From 13-14 July, Shareinvestor’s Malaysia-based subsidiary SI Portal.com will organise the fifth edition of Invest Fair Malaysia to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It has secured the backing and support of partners such as Bursa Malaysia, the country’s listed stock exchange operator that offers trading, clearing, depository and settlement services and Alliance Bank, an integrated banking group offering end-to-end banking and financial solutions through its consumer banking, business banking, Islamic banking, investment banking and stockbroking businesses.

This year’s Invest Fair Malaysia will focus on attracting younger Malaysians to start investing early. According to a report commissioned in 2009 by Bursa Malaysia, 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.

A recent census reported that 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 keen to build-up their assets for the future. It is these groups of investors that Invest Fair Malaysia aims to address by offering quality investor education programmes and services.

Invest Fair Malaysia will feature more than 30 local and international exhibitors, comprising financial institutions, financial services companies as well as training and education providers. There are also more than 20 free and paid seminars and workshops where visitors will hear industry experts speak on the latest investment offerings and offer tips and insights in financial planning and wealth management. Visitors can also find out more about investing in asset classes such as contracts-for-difference, options and futures among others.

Also present for the first time at Invest Fair Malaysia are representatives from the region’s leading bourses – Bursa Malaysia, Stock Exchange of Thailand and Singapore Exchange. Visitors can get the latest on cross-border trading of equities in the region’s leading blue-chip counters that are listed in the three bourses.

Notable speakers who will be present at Invest Fair Malaysia include Mr Chong Kim Seng, Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad; Mr Wong Weiyi, General Manager of Fundsupermart.com; Mr Adam Khoo, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group and Mr Francis Eng, Chief Investment Officer, OSK-UOB Investment Management Berhad.

Please refer to http://my.invest-fair.com/speakers for more information of these speakers and other seminars.

Mr Christopher Lee, Chief Executive Officer of ShareInvestor, said: “Today’s investors are getting younger, better educated and very internet savvy. They have access to extensive investment information online but still appreciate the opportunity to attend seminars conducted by industry experts and the chance to interact with the presenters and fellow investors. As informed investors, they are also willing to invest in other asset classes besides equities. The success of past Invest Fair events can be attributed to our alliances with reputable partners such as financial institutions and investor educators who share with us a common vision of promoting financial literacy. These events will continue to serve our Malaysian investors and offer them a one-stop shop of investment choices and opportunities, reflecting our company’s motto – ‘Invest with Knowledge’.”

Admission to Invest Fair Malaysia is free.

For more details on registration and schedules of seminars, please visit http://my.invest-fair.com.

About ShareInvestor

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 450 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 100,000 unique visitors monthly across its online properties.

ShareInvestor organises regular financial investment seminars and conferences for investors. Our annual large scale conferences such as INVEST Fair in Singapore and Malaysia draw thousands of participants from Asia to the shows. ShareInvestor operates in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. For more information, visit us atwww.shareinvestorholdings.com.

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.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
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.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 270 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPHs 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’ iPhone application. SPHs 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 a 92.9% 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.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPHs 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. SPHs latest retail development project, The Seletar Mall, is slated for completion by end 2014.

For more information, please visitwww.sph.com.sg.Contact:

Mr Yeo Siew Chi
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: +65 6319 1586
Email: yeosc@sph.com.sg

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