My Middle East Talks That Are Open To The Public
Revised January 28, 2017
Cairo American College recently decided not to open my talk to the public. My apologies.
So far, I’m scheduled to give personal finance talks at about 30 locations in the Middle East (February to late March).
Most of the locations, for security reasons, aren’t open to the public. But a few of them will be.
Here are the locations, times and dates of those that will be open to the public.
ABU DHABI, UAE
Tuesday, 7 February, 7:00PM – 8:30PM
American Community School
Free to attend. You will need your ID to enter the school.
Sunday, 19 February, 12:00PM – 3:00PM
QBBF luncheon at the W Hotel, Doha
This luncheon is organized by the
Qatar British Business Forum. The cost
of this luncheon is 150QR per person.
To register, email Erica Cooper at [email protected]
Sunday, March 5th, 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Event location: Al Muntazah Club, Jebal Ali Village, Dubai
The event is free to attend but registration is required:
– at this Eventbrite online site (Free Finance Talk in Dubai with Andrew Hallam)
(80 person capacity)
This is a description of the talk I will present.
Title: Simple, Smart Investing
Topic: Theory & Low Cost Investing Strategies
On average, expats pay the highest costs for their investment services in the world. But most don’t realize it. Investors often can’t pull their money out before a designated date in the future. So if a sister’s house burns down or a person wants to travel the world for a while, or take time off to take courses, they can’t access their money without (often) paying a penalty that’s up to 80% of the value of the account. It sounds criminal. But there are seven large firms that sell such products. I call these firms the “Septic Seven.” They target expatriates abroad.
This session educates attendees on the world of investing while showing an evidence-based investment strategy. Investors of different nationalities will be shown exactly how they can invest as an expat. Viable alternatives to this racket–whether people are comfortable with a DIY approach or want to use a fair investment advisor –will be introduced.
There will be time afterward for a Q & A session.