Millionaire Teacher To Speak In The Middle East (January-March 2017)

Andrew Speaks

On Thursday, October 27th I spoke about investing at Frankfurt International School.  It was my 9th European school in the past 2 months.

I spoke at the International School of Zug and Luzern (Switzerland), GEMS World Academy and the International School of Lausanne in Switzerland. 

I spoke at the Munich International School, the International School of Prague, Benjamin Franklin International School (Barcelona) and the American School of Barcelona

I also spoke to teachers from the American International School of Vienna (the venue was a brew pub owned by a Canadian!)

In late January, February and March 2017, I’ll be speaking at international schools in the Middle East. 

My schedule is filling up.  If you would like me to speak at your international school in the Middle East, please contact me at:

In April 2017, I’ll be speaking at the NESA conference (Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools).  The conference will be in Bangkok, Thailand.

Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I’m happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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7 Responses

  1. Jason says:


    Are you going to be speaking at ASD when you’re in the Middle East?

    Thank you,


  2. Marco says:

    Dear Andrew,

    After reading your second book, in February this year my wife and I have finally decided to invest our savings, and the proceedings from selling one of our two flats back in Italy (real estate was our only form of investment up until then) into an ETF-based portfolio.

    As the end of the year is approaching, I was reflecting upon our portfolio and wondering whether I have erred on the side of ‘over-diversification’. Our current portfolio is worth a few thousands north of 400K USD and structured as follows (percentages are approximate, but we are within 1% on each one):

    20% Short-term European Bonds (IBGS)
    5% Emerging Market Bonds (IEMB)
    5% Global Corporate Bonds (CORP)
    30% USA Stocks (VUSD)
    15% Developed Europe Stocks (VEUD)
    10% Japanese Stocks (VDJP)
    5% Developed Asia Stocks (VDPX)
    5% Emerging Markets Stocks (VDEM)
    2.5% GCC Stocks (IGCC)
    2.5% Global Healthcare Stocks (IXJ)

    Staying truth to the two key rules of keeping commissions below 1% and picking low cost ETFs, is anything like ‘over-diversification’ even possible?

    Assuming we could add another 100K over the next 12 months, would you suggest to stick to our current allocation, or should we look into restructuring the portfolio to reduce the number of products? What’s your opinion on Smart Beta ETFs?

    I hope we’ll be able to attend your next seminar in the UAE.

    Take care and many thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge.


  3. John says:

    Hi Andrew, will it be possible to attend your talks in the UAE if not part of the institution you are visiting? Having just read both of your books I would be very interested to hear you speak when you are in the UAE.


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