Managing your wealth

Offering their insight: De Alwis (left) and Martin will be speaking at the virtual Star Wealth Summit 2021.

PETALING JAYA: No matter what stage of life you are at, having sound financial management principles is a must to navigate its highs and lows.

The upcoming Star Wealth Summit 2021 is specially curated to equip Malaysians with key wealth management knowledge to make prudent financial decisions.

To run from June 10-11, the virtual event will be especially crucial as the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 health crisis.

As the country’s economic output takes a hit from the pandemic, financial activities are affected and consumers are exposed to unparalleled levels of risk.

Now more than ever, it is important for consumers to consider the big picture when planning and managing their financial health to make informed choices for the big milestones in life.

Whether you are the main breadwinner for your family or the better half of a young couple saving up for your little one’s education or a middle-aged couple planning retirement, wealth management is vital to safeguard the future of you and your loved ones.

Star Wealth Summit 2021 will converge on five thematic tracks: Banking and Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Asset Management, and Investing and Taxes.

This virtual conference will feature talks from more than 30 esteemed global and local speakers.

One Power Panel session will focus on “2021 and Beyond: The Future of Wealth Management”.

During this session, industry experts will share insights on the changes in expectations in the future of wealth management as the pandemic has led to evolving client demands and accelerated the need to go digital.

The other Power Panel session is on “Financial Literacy and Financial Health Check”, during which attendees can expand their knowledge on the key components of financial literacy.

Other highly anticipated sessions include “Reimagine the Digital Future of the Financial Services Industry”, during which speakers will talk about digital adoption and technological transformation among financial services institutions.

“Regional Investment Opportunities” will see speaker Jessica Tea from BNP Paribas Asset Management Hong Kong focusing on the strategies and challenges in managing your funds.

Investments in the real estate market will also be discussed during the talk on “The Future of Malaysia’s Real Estate Market: Finding Golden Opportunities Amid Tough Market Conditions”.

Insurance products and tax matters will also be the subject of insightful discussions during the event.

Kenanga Investors Bhd executive director and chief executive officer Ismitz Matthew De Alwis, one of the speakers, said financial literacy was crucial for people from all levels of society.

“Managing wealth is not just for those who are in retirement or those who are rich. There is a lot of misconception that wealth management is only for middle-income earners or for the rich.

“In the last one year and a half, it has proven important that, no matter which stage of life you are at, you have to plan for yourself, your different life stages and unexpected events, ” he said.

Another speaker, CTOS Digital Bhd group chief executive officer and executive director Dennis Martin, said it was important to keep abreast of the latest innovations and changes in the market.

“You should never stop educating yourself on how to manage wealth. Attendees of the summit can look forward to a diverse conversation with experts from various fields.

“Wealth management is always important and it should never be underplayed. Especially with the Covid-19 situation we’re living in now, things are changing quickly and if one is not keeping up to speed, they will be left behind, ” he said.

Star Wealth Summit 2021 is a part of the knowledge-sharing and educational initiative under the Star Media Group’s 50th Anniversary.

It will run from 9am to 3.30pm on June 10, and from 9am to 12.30pm on June 11.

The first 1,000 attendees are entitled to free CTOS credit scores. Attendees also stand a chance of winning a RM2,000 cash prize.

For more information and registration, please visit

The event is organised by Star Media Group, with Kenanga Investors Bhd as the exclusive platinum partner and CTOS Digital Berhad as the silver partner.

PwC Malaysia, Deloitte Malaysia, Rehda Institute and Financial Planning Association of Malaysia are also the knowledge partners for the event.

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