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Investing to secure your financial future

Bush House, Strand Campus, London

4 Nov
Photo courtesy of Shinya Suzuki on Flickr, published under a Creative Commons license.

Women are less likely to hold a personal pension than men and, when they do, they tend to make lower allocations to risky assets. Dr Ylva Baeckstrom’s research demonstrates that biased investment advice is linked to women allocating less capital to risky assets and accumulating smaller pensions. The event will address this societal problem.

Audience members (women and men alike) will learn about how to invest to secure their financial future, and will walk away with a clear strategy on how to achieve this. The event is structured as follows: Following an introduction, there will be an investment game, in which participants will be tasked with building an investment portfolio.

Dr Baeckstrom will deliver the first part of the investment lectures, which will cover the UK investment landscape (e.g., ISAs, pensions, tax), the adverse effects of not investing and the positive effects of investing.

After an interactive discussion, Dr Baeckstrom will then talk about how to devise a personal investment strategy, including template and action plans, giving examples of good and poor personal investment strategies.

These two sessions will enable participants to complete their personal investment strategy and action plans during the last part of the event. The event will end with a reception to give attendees the opportunity to network and share their perspectives with other people.

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