Event Details

Eras in Investing: Entering your next Era
15 February 2024
Saxo Markets,
88 Market Street CapitaSpring #31-01
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00

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“I’ve accumulated savings after years in my career, but what’s next? I’ve been responsible about budgeting and financing, but what’s next? I’m already invested in equities and bonds, but what’s next?” As financial literacy improves, there is good education around how to get started in investing. But once you’ve started, how do you move to the next “era” of investing?


In this Lunch & Learn, our speakers share practical and actionable tips to help you move to your next era in investing, whether that is exploring higher-yield instruments or becoming a more active investor. 


 Sign up now to find out how you can enter your next trading era. Light refreshment will be provided.  


12:00pm - 12:15pm Registration
12:15pm -12:20pm Opening address by Grishma Kewada, FWA President
12:20pm - 12:25pm Welcome address by Maria Jelen, APAC Head of Sales, Saxo
12:25pm - 1:15pm Fireside Chat on Eras of Investing: Entering your next Era

  • Charu Chanana, Head of FX Strategy and Global Market Strategist, Saxo
  • Lily Chia, Head of Regional Equities & FICC Sales
    Singapore Exchange

  • Natasha Eu, Head of Investor Relations, Finance & Operations, Qualgro Partners
1:15pm Event Ends


Panelists and Moderator Bios:



Natasha Eu, Head of Investor Relations, Finance & Operations, Qualgro Partners

With over 10 years of experience in the finance industry, Natasha EU has established herself as a respected leader in operations. She began her career in private equity firms, where she gained valuable insights into investment operations and fund management. Natasha further honed her skills at Morgan Stanley, where she successfully managed complex financial reporting and analysis. Currently, she holds the position of Head of Operations at Qualgro VC, a leading venture capital firm in Southeast Asia. 


As a proud member of the Financial Women's Association (FWA), Natasha is passionate about promoting diversity and empowering women in finance.



Charu Chanana, Head of FX Strategy and Global Market Strategist, Saxo

Charu CHANANA joined Saxo in 2022 as a Global Market Strategist and was appointed as the Head of FX Strategy in late 2023. Her primary responsibility is to deliver strategies and analysis in global currency markets based on fundamentals and changes in macroeconomics and monetary policy. Charu brings over 12 years of experience in financial markets, with roles in equity research and a background in economics. She is a regular on Tier 1 media and is frequently invited to be on Bloomberg, CNBC, BBC and CNA.  


Lily Chia, Head of Regional Equities & FICC Sales, Singapore Exchange

Lily is Head of Regional Equity & FICC Sales at the Global Sales & Origination unit in SGX. She leads a sales team who is responsible for end client engagement in Singapore, ASEAN, Oceania, Middle East and India. The product coverage is SGX’s securities and derivative markets for equity, currency and commodity asset classes.


During her 20 years at SGX, Lily held leadership positions in various functions, including derivatives and commodities product development, clearing member relationship and commodities sales. She also served in the CEO office and led the conversion of SGX’s second board, SESDAQ, to Catalist. Prior to SGX, Lily was head of middle office and credit at DBS TD Waterhouse, an online securities brokerage firm. She started her career in the former Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX) in 1996.


Lily was most recently in the Stanford Executive Program class of 2023. She has also received certification from London School of Economics on cryptocurrency and Singapore Management University on fintech and innovation. Lily received a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.



Please note places are on a first-come-first-served basis so do register early! Deadline for registration is 13 February 2024. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. We apologise that any request for places after the deadline will not be entertained. As places are limited and if you have RSVP but cannot make it, we appreciate that you cancel your registration so that we can make the place available to someone else. Cancellation details are provided below under NO SHOW POLICY. Thank you.



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