PSE launches 2022 financial literacy calendar with online investing exhibit

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE), together with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and various partners, will host a free two-day online investment exhibition on January 29-30, 2022.

The event will feature a wide range of personal finance and investing topics for potential, new and existing investors that can help them achieve their financial goals and build their investment strategies for the year.

“Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen more retail investors participate in the stock market. With travel restricted in most parts of the country, people are looking for ways to channel their disposable income. We hope they see investing in the stock market as one of the best ways to maximize their hard-earned money. This investment exposure is intended to help attendees make wise decisions about their money and their investments,” said PSE President and CEO Ramon S. Monzon.

Keynote speakers for the first day of the conference include GCash Vice President and Head of Wealth Management Jong Layug, who will discuss “the changing business landscape”; Vice President of Philequity Management Inc., Miguel Agarao, who will discuss “2021 in Review and 2022 Outlook”; and Unicapital Inc. Senior Vice President Pamela Louise Q. Victoriano, who will speak on “Investing in IPOs”. Mr. Agarao and Ms. Victoriano will join PSE Chairman and CEO Monzon for a panel discussion that will be moderated by ABS-CBN News Channel business news correspondent Michelle Krystle Ong.

Empower and Transform, OPC President and CEO, Salve Duplito, will moderate the topic “Improving Your Relationship With Money” with key panelists, YouTube Content Creator Nicole Alba, Founder of Money Health Check and Tiktok content creator Antonette Aquino and The Global Filipino Investors founder Floi Wycoco, joining the discussion.

COL Financial Group Inc. Chief Investment Relations and Corporate Strategist April Lee Tan will speak on “Applying Smart Investment Strategies for the New Year” while the BDO Securities Inc. team of Stephanie Anne Dela Cruz, Karina Lee Lozada and John Paul Palma will discuss “The Starter Pack: Getting Started with BDO Securities.”

Day 2 topics include “Digital and Crypto Assets” which will be moderated by PES COO Roel A. Refran with key panelists Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Technology Risk and Innovation Supervision Department Director Melchor T. Plabasan, SEC Markets and Securities Regulation Department Director Vicente Graciano P Felizmenio Jr., Chief Technology and Operations Officer, Union Bank of the Philippines, and Chief Transformation Officer, Henry R. Aguda, and Coins.ph Managing Director, Nauman N Mustafa, led the discussion. Other topics covered on January 30 are: “Generating Consistent Returns for Your Equity Investments” by 8VI Holdings Limited Master Alex Ng, “Diversi-Fly: Starting an Economical Multi-Asset Portfolio on the Fly” by First Metro Securities Brokerage Andro Leo I. Beltran, Company Assistant Vice President and Head of Business Development and Market Education, “Crossroads: Navigating Change for Investors in 2022” by Abacus Securities Corporation Vice President for Research Raymond Neil Franco , and “Key Sector Trends to Expect in 2022” by BPI Angelo Torres, Research Director of Securities Corporation.

SEC Chairman Emilio B. Aquino will deliver the commencement address on opening day while Mr. Monzon will deliver the welcome address.

The exhibit will be hosted by Ms. Danie Laurel, News Presenter-Producer of BusinessWorld Live on One News.

The PES also prepared raffle prizes for the lucky participants of the expo. Qualification mechanics for the draw will be shared during the event.

Presenters of the PSE Investment Expo 2022 event are Securities and Exchange Commission, Abacus Securities Corporation (MyTrade), BPI Securities Corporation, COL Financial Group Inc., First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation, GCash (Mynt—Globe Fintech Innovations Inc.), Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Philequity Management Inc. and 8VI Holdings Limited. Platinum sponsors are Ayala Corporation, BDO Securities, DDMP REIT Inc., DoubleDragon Corporation, First Gen Corporation, MerryMart Consumer Corp. and Unicapital Securities Inc. Gold sponsors are AAA Southeast Equities Inc., AREIT Inc., Ayala Land Inc., First Metro Asset Management Inc., Globe Telecom Inc., Robinson’s Retail Holdings Inc. and Union Bank of the Philippines.

ABS-CBN News Channel, BusinessWorld, CNN Philippines and Philippine Daily Inquirer are the media partners of PSE Investment Expo 2022.

Investors wishing to participate in the two-day online conference can register for free at expo.pse.com.ph.

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