"Financial Literacy and Savings – What's Holding Women Back?"

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Mandarin Ballroom 1, Level 6
Main Tower, Mandarin Orchard Singapore
333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867 (
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Financial literacy refers to an individual's ability to make informed judgments and effective decisions about the use and management of his/her money. It is often observed in the academic and industry literature that there is a gender and a confidence gap between men and women with respect to financial literacy and retirement savings. Women are different from men when it comes to financial planning. Perhaps women face higher financial hurdles than men due to longer life expectancies, higher lifetime health care costs, lower median savings and lower median income. While being more risk averse than men, women have been shown to be better investors. Yet, the confidence gap persists. The panel discussion will discuss these issues, including whether financial literacy is necessary for independence and financial empowerment.


Moderator

A/P Ang Swee Hoon, Associate Professor of Marketing, NUS Business School

Panellists

Ms Baljeet Kaur Grewal     Advisor, Asian Development Bank
Ms Andress Goh Managing Director, Global Co-Head and Head of Singapore Office, Allianz Capital Partners GmbH (ACP)
Dr Owi S. Ruivivar Managing Director, Fixed Income Emerging Markets Debt, Goldman Sachs Asset Management – Singapore
Dr Qian Wenlan Assistant Professor of Finance, NUS Business School

Please click here to see Speakers' Profile

Programme

2:30 pm         Registration
3:00 pm   Opening Remarks by Ms Veronica Eng, Practice Professor and CAMRI Board Member, NUS Business School followed by Panel Discussion
4:00 pm Q & A Session
4:30 pm Networking Reception

 

Enquiries

Contact Ms Chow Pee Fun of CAMRI on tel: (65) 6601 1047 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.