Seminar on personal financial planning for Malaysian women on 9 August

The Securities Industry Development Centre (SIDC), the education and training arm of the Securities Commission, will be organising a special seminar to educate women on how to manage their finances effectively and attain financial security. The Seminar on Personal Financial Planning for Malaysian Women will be held on 9 August 2002 at the Securities Commission building at Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.

The seminar is supported by the Ministry of Women and Family Development and will be officiated by its Minister, Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

Designed to meet the changing needs and aspirations of today’s women, the seminar will provide participants with invaluable knowledge and understanding on how to enhance, manage and protect their financial position effectively. In this regard, the seminar will cover topics on how to avoid common financial mistakes, understand the different types of investment markets as well as risk management.

In addition, seminar participants will also be taught financial management for special circumstances such as death, divorce, polygamy or retirement. The seminar will also touch on estate and insurance planning.

Speakers at the seminar are professional women who are experienced in financial planning. They include:

Datin Mariam Yusof, Chairman, Association of Stockbroking Companies Malaysia (ASCM)
Dr. Jariah Masud, Deputy Dean, Department of Management and Consumer Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Dr. Siti Normala Sheikh Obid, Assistant Professor, Department of Accountancy, International Islamic University Malaysia
Grace Kang, Managing Director, Perkasa Normandy Advisers Sdn Bhd;
Ellen Tan, Agency Manager, Prudential Assurance Malaysia Bhd; and
Dr. Zaleha Kamarudin, Deputy Dean, Research Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia

The registration fee for the seminar is RM100 per person. For more information or registration, kindly contact Pn. Zainab Ismail/ En. Khairul Sabudin at tel: 03- 6204 8000 or visit our website at

2 August 2002