PSE launches 2022 financial literacy calendar with investment exposure

The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE), in conjunction with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and various partners, will host a free two-day online investment expo 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”; Philequity Management, Inc. Vice President 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 Ramon S. Monzon in 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.

April Lee Tan, Head of Investment Relations and Corporate Strategist, COL Financial Group, Inc., will speak on “Applying Smart Investing Strategies for the New Year,” while the BDO Securities team, Inc. consisting of Stephanie Anne Dela Cruz, Karina Lee Lozada and John Paul Palma 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 Expo will be hosted by Ms. Danie Laurel, News Anchor and 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 Inquirer Group of Companies are the media partners of PSE Investment Expo 2022.

Investors interested in participating in the two-day online conference can register for free at expo.pse.com.ph.

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