TWO experienced financial professionals will share their thoughts and analyses at the ‘Investment and Cryptocurrency’ online forum on Nov 6.
One of them is German-born Mustafa Aydemir who is a senior investment analyst at Saturna Fund Management Company.
He is one of the fund managers licensed by the Securities Commission Malaysia.
Besides being familiar with conventional financial investment, he is also good at Islamic financial investment.
Another speaker is Edgar ‘Jobe’ Gasper, the chief operating officer of SINEGY involved in digital asset trading, which is legal and approved by the Securities Commission Malaysia.
He has extensive practical experience in digital transactions, blockchain technology and cryptocurrency mining operations.
Both of them will conduct in-depth sharing of investment knowledge at the online forum organised by the Malaysian Financial Planning Council (MFPC) Penang Chapter from 9.30am to noon.
MFPC Penang Chapter chairman Dr Tan Chuan Hong said the forum was meant to assist the general public and retail investors to ride out the pandemic crisis with the best investment strategy.
Citing a report from the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research, he said the Government had been utilising large-scale borrowing to assist civilians and small medium enterprises as well as boost the economy since the country was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic almost two years ago.
“This has resulted in a rising debt ratio.
“Up to June this year, the debt ratio exceeded the statutory 60%, reaching 61.1%.
“This has created a lot of concern on whether Malaysia can rapidly recover from this economic crisis.
“Can our stock market this year perform like it did last year when it soared by more than 10% again in just two months? Or is it the end of the bear market?
“To make wise investment decisions, investors need time to collect and analyse the information cautiously,” he said.
Dr Tan said that many still needed more proper education about cryptocurrency investment.
He said many Malaysians had been scammed and lost their money due to inaccurate information obtained online.
“Cryptocurrency investment is originally a high-risk and high-return investment tool.
“Therefore, investors who are blinded by greed for high returns often suffered huge losses,” he said.
On the same day, MFPC executive director Chung Kar Yin, Universiti Sains Malaysia School of Management dean Prof Dr Noor Hazlina Ahmad and Tunku Abdul Rahman College Penang Branch Campus head Assoc Prof Dr Toh Guat Guan will also hold a brief sharing session.
Participants have to fill in the online evaluation form after the session to obtain a certificate of participation and 3CPDs.
Those interested can register online for free.
The public registration link is https://1st.mfpc.org.my/PublicEventRegistration/302 and the MFPC members registration link is https://1st.mfpc.org.my/.