What is the future of robo-advisors in Asia? What motivates investors from millennials to emerging middle class to the wealthy to use platforms like Wealthfront and Betterment? We'll discuss the emerging players in Asia and the regulations that threaten them in different countries. Guest speaker : Mikaal Abdulla, CEO and Founder, 8 Securities.
GUEST SPEAKER: MIKAAL ABDULLA
Mikaal Abdulla is the co-founder and CEO of 8 Securities, A member of Asia's Fintech 100, Mikaal is a dynamic entrepreneur who is not afraid to take risks and stand out from the crowd. Mikaal's journey has taken him through Silicon Valley, London, Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Tokyo. A 10 year career with leading online financial services company E*TRADE, saw him rise to Senior Vice President and Head of Asia before launching 8. Mikaal is very active in the startup community and is guest writer for Tech in Asia.
Smartly is a robo-advisor based in Singapore and are releasing their product soon.
Smartly has developed an automated proprietary wealth management platform that requires minimum financial knowledge to invest small amounts of capital, globally, while minimizing fees and giving full transparency. Through its gamified educational platform Smartly aims to leverage on education, in order to inform its customers about the topic of personal finance and money management.