Event Recap: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence – SIAS Investment Week

Event Recap: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence – SIAS Investment Week

This week is the annual Securities Investors’ Association of Singapore (SIAS)’s investment week!

For those who’re not familiar with SIAS, it is a non-profit organisation that acts as “the voice” for minority shareholders and engages with corporations falling short of good Corporate Governance practices. SIAS is also a Charity and an Institution of Public Character (IPC), and the largest organized investor group in Asia. It is run by an elected Management Committee comprising of professionals who are volunteers. It actively promotes Investor Education, Corporate Governance and Transparency and is the advocate for Investor rights in Singapore. SIAS also holds events and workshops to enrich and empower retail investors which many are free.

SIAS investment week
SIAS investment week 2018

We had the privilege and honour to be one of the speakers along with Stashaway, who presented on the topic of The Rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Investing, held at Lifelong Learning Institute yesterday.



Our founder and CEO, Shanison Lin talked about how AI has affected and will continue to affect our lives.



StashAway taking the stage during the seminar

Fact is, AI is indeed constantly improving at this technological age. The key difference lies between active and passive investing.

What is active investing?

According to Investopedia, active investing refers to an investment strategy that involves ongoing buying and selling activity by the investor. Active investors purchase investments and continuously monitor their activity to exploit profitable conditions.

In simpler terms, this means actively buying and selling financial assets such as stocks.

What is passive investing?

According to Investopedia, passive management (also called passive investing) is an investing strategy that tracks a market-weighted index or portfolio. The most popular method is to mimic the performance of an externally specified index by buying an index fund.

In simpler terms, this means buying mutual funds or Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) which does not require active management from the investor.

The key takeaway here is that investors should always know how to actively invest before they know passive investing. At InvestingNote, we’ve always believed that active investors do learn and experience much more than passive investors. You will experience first-hand on how to identify, analyse and build your own portfolio within your own means and risk appetite.

Most importantly, the fundamentals behind investing applies to both individual stock-picking and passive fund investing.

Being strong advocates of financial and investment literacy, we also believe that the average person without any financial background can become adequate in active stock investing.

All that he needs is free access to the important resources, a will to learn and the right group of people to learn with. This is about investor enrichment and empowerment.

Group photo with SIAS and StashAway
Team InvestingNote!
Team InvestingNote!

With this, we hope that all our blog readers as well as our community members and investors will become better at stock investing!

We’d also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our community members for their support and contribution.

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