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Berita Harian Financial Planning Conference 2008 opens for registration

Singapore, 12 June 2008 – The Berita Harian Financial Planning Conference 2008 is now open for registration. The conference, to be held on July 20, 2008 at Raffles City Convention Centre, will look at financial planning for retirement. Mr Lim Boon Heng, Minister, Prime Minister´s Office, will be opening the conference.

Topics relating to the conference theme of “Plan Early, Retire Comfortably” will be discussed. These include the impact of the recent CPF reforms on planning for retirement, the common pitfalls of retirement planning and other sources of retirement funds.

A series of speakers will be sharing on the following topics:

- The Emerging Retirement Landscape (in English) by Mr Alwynn Barreto, Director of Pensions Asia, Prudential
- Building your retirement portfolio (in English) by Mr David Lum, Director of Marketing-Products, Prudential Assurance CS
- How can we diversify our portfolio while complying with Syariah requirements? (in English) by Mr Isa Eamon Keavenly, Vice President, Deutsche Asset Management
- Retirement Issues and The Malay Community : Problems, Pitfalls and Lessons (in Malay) by Mr Noor Mohamed Marican, Lawyer, Noor Mohamed Marican & Associates
- Scam Busters: How to protect yourself from scams (in Malay) by Mr Azizi Ali, author of personal finance book “Scambuster: How to Protect Yourself from Scams, Get-rich-quick Schemes and Other Unworldly Investments”.

Berita Harian editor Mohd Guntor Bin Sadali said: "Given the focus on retirement planning and the changes to the CPF scheme in recent years, it is appropriate that the theme of the sixth Berita Harian Financial Planning conference is on “Plan Early, Retire Comfortably”. We are confident that participants will find the insights given by the speakers useful."

Those interested in attending the conference can make their way down to five Maybank branches (Raffles Place, Woodlands, Tampines, Queensway and Geylang) to register and make cash payments. Alternatively, they can also call the hotline 8388 2244 or email to for more information on making cheque payment registration.

The conference fee is $62 for Maybank customers and $68 for non-Maybank customers for registration by June 28. It includes all seminar materials, refreshments and lunch. Registration after June 28 will be $85 per person. Further details about the conference can also be found in Berita Harian´s Ekoniaga page.

The Berita Harian Financial Planning Conference 2008 is organised by Berita Harian and sponsored by MayBank.


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Fadilah A. Majid
Section Editor (Ekoniaga)
Berita Harian
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Suryani Omar
Berita Harian
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About Berita Harian

Berita Harian is the sole Malay language daily in Singapore, and was set up on 1st July 1957. With a circulation of over 60,000, BH provides readers with an understanding of current affairs in Singapore and the region. It also highlights the issues that affects the Malay/Muslim community in Singapore.

Ekoniaga is the business and financial desk at Berita Harian. Besides reporting on what shakes the financial world, Ekoniaga is also a platform to create awareness about the importance of financial knowledge and entrepreneurship.

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