"My First Stock Carnival @ UniSIM" – an event jointly organised by SIM University's (UniSIM) Centre for Continuing and Professional Education, and Singapore Exchange (SGX) – was held on the University's campus from 15 – 17 October 2015. This investor education event was one of the many initiatives arising out of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between UniSIM and SGX in February 2014.
The carnival saw "NIBI" (Not Invested But Interested) participants gain useful investing knowledge for starting their investing journeys, aided by interactive games such as Invest Quest and Bingo. New and seasoned investors were able to take advantage of the ease of opening trading accounts at the booths set up by trading companies to facilitate the process, with experts on hand to attend to questions from students, staff and members of the public. A student who opened a trading account shared that this was an extremely beneficial move as it made lessons more relevant and applicable, rather than just learning from textbooks and secondary sources.
On the third day, a full-day symposium attracted a large crowd of young and old who were interested to gain an introduction to the stock market, exchange-traded funds and real estate investment trusts, as well as learn how to manage their investment portfolios. Speakers from SGX Academy, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Nikko AM Asia and The Motley Fool shared the various investing options available with the audience who packed the auditorium, thus helping them better understand investing as a lifelong effort.
It was a highly successful carnival, with close to 2,300 visitors participating in the various activities over the three days. It would not have been complete if not for the 30 enthusiastic UniSIM student ambassadors, who had undergone training at SGX and engaged closely with and educated their schoolmates and visitors on investment matters.
An SGX-trained UniSIM student ambassador explaining investment fundamentals to visitors.
Congratulations to the winners of the interactive games!
The symposium attracted a full house of attendees who learnt about investment concepts and trading techniques.