In-person Event: Growing Minds, Growing Wealth: Investing in Your Child's Education
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In-person Event: Growing Minds, Growing Wealth: Investing in Your Child's Education

17 May
15 Apr

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Key takeaways of event

Growing Minds, Growing Wealth: Investing in Your Child's Education

  • Learning to fail is an important component of growing up. The process of letting our children experience setbacks, navigate obstacles and persevere in the face of adversity can cultivate a growth mindset - one of the key outcomes of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) education;
  • In the era of AI and evolving technologies, the job market 10-20 years from now will likely be very different from today. Providing our children with guidance and exposure to develop the right skills, such as problem-solving, communication, and empathy, is more important than ever for them to be future-ready;
  • A child’s higher education can be a meaningful expense. In 2035, assuming an inflation rate of 5%, we expect 4 years at a top school in the USA to cost ~US$460,000. Customise and plan for your future spending needs in a few clicks with the Endowus Investment Plan Calculator.
  • Investing towards a future expense should be convenient, cost efficient, and in an investment portfolio tailored to the duration, liquidity, and volatility tolerable of your goal. Getting this right early will go a long way - as an example, achieving a 7% annualised return and investing $2,223 per month will be enough to pay down the daunting school expense stated above.

About the speakers

Gregory Van, CEO, Endowus

Gregory Van is Chief Executive Officer of Endowus, Asia’s leading digital wealth platform. Endowus’ mission is to democratise wealth management for all and empower everyone to invest better to live easier today, and better tomorrow. 

As CEO, Greg is responsible for driving the company’s growth and strategic execution. He graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career in investment banking at UBS, advising and fundraising for private equity and venture capital firms in the Asia Pacific region. Greg then joined Grab in its early days and was part of the pioneer team that launched the firm’s digital payments services across Southeast Asia.

Today, Greg is leveraging his unique expertise at the intersection of finance and technology to empower all investors with greater access to expert advice and institutional-quality products at low, fair fees – leveraging technology to do this at scale.

Greg believes that the biggest asset an investor has is time, and is singularly focused on helping clients efficiently maximise their time to achieve financial wellness.  An alignment of incentives by being fee-only, coupled with personalising and automating the wealth management process, provides every investor with the highest probability of success in reaching their wealth and life goals.

Greg has been awarded the “CEO of the Year” for the Singapore market at Asia Asset Management’s Best of the Best Awards 2023 for two consecutive years.

Sarah Tong, Co-Founder, Big Bang Academy

Sarah Tong is a former investment banker turned entrepreneur and educator where she founded Big Bang Academy in 2020.She is also a part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper and a Gen T Honoree. 

Sarah has been a physics enthusiast since a very young age, which enabled her to study Engineering at University of Cambridge. Her passion in science education has led her to Big Bang Academy, an award-winning Edtech media company revolutionizing STEAM education for kids. With Big Bang Academy, Sarah wishes to empower every child to be self-directed learners through hands-on experiments anytime, anywhere through app-based hybrid learning. To date, Big Bang Academy has reached over 20,000 students from Hong Kong, Singapore and the US. Big Bang Academy is ventured back with investors including Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund and Gobi Partners.

About Big Bang Academy

Big Bang Academy is an edtech company reinventing how children of age 3-16 learn science and technology. With the vision to foster passionate, self-directed learners, we work with global STEAM academia and industry experts to provide the most effective and transformative learning experience. Since inception in 2020, our programs have reached over 25,000 students across Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and the US.


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