Singapore Exchange (SGX) has launched a new portal called ‘My Gateway’ to meet increasing investor interest for more investment knowledge and education.
It noted that last year, over 7,800 participants attended the more than 150 investor education activities organised by SGX Academy. In the second half of 2011, participation at investment seminars and professional courses grew 31 per cent and 83 per cent respectively from the first half of the year.
In a statement on Tuesday, SGX said the new portal provides one-stop shop access to market updates, video clips on investment products, information on seminars or courses that investors can sign up for, and tools such as investment or profit and loss calculators.
“We recognise that investors are hungry for information on investments and are looking for flexibility in learning. We therefore want to encourage investors to take advantage of the newly launched portal on (the) SGX website to learn about investing at their own time and pace,” said Mr Chew Sutat, SGX Executive Vice President, who oversees the Academy.
Mr David Gerald, President of Securities Investors Association (Singapore), welcomed the launch of SGX’s new portal.
“Investors should take responsibility (for) their investments. They should commit to equip themselves with the right knowledge to know – firstly, their risk appetites; secondly, the available products and finally, what investment strategies to adopt,” he said in a statement.
My Gateway can be accessed at www.sgx.com/mygateway.