My first encounter with the financial markets started in the aftermath of the 2008/2009 Global Financial Crisis. Before this, I had no notion of what investment and trading were, although I had learned about economics, business management and accounting back in my university studies. I was a trader when I first started, albeit an amateurish one, and trading was just a side hobby of mine.
Then one fine day in early 2013 I began to relook at my forays into the financial markets, and found out that the investment path was more suitable for me. Within the next few months I did a lot of reading, from books to blogs, online and offline, to immerse myself with information on investing. I also gave credit to my prior knowledge gained from my degree in shortening the learning curve.
By the beginning of 2014, I had more or less settled on my investment strategy and methodology, i.e. "passive income through dividend and index investing".
I am a typical family and salary man, with kids and a home. The notion of supplementing the retirement income and kids' education dominated my investment mind, hence the importance of passive income in my approach.
An eBook, originally meant as an investment manual for my family members, is free for download. I have decided to share this knowledge with the rest so that they could start their own investment journey.
I would like to know more about the NYP course in fund management. Do you think it is a worthwhile investment especially for out of job PMET.
Thanks for writing in.
I cannot say for sure if it is a worthwhile investment as different individuals may have different previous work backgrounds and networks. From my experience and understanding, the course was attended by people who were already in related fields or just to gain additional knowledge.
That being said, on a macro perspective, polytechnic specialist diplomas are designed to provide a deeper understanding of the subject at hand, not so for career conversion. On the other hand, a Diploma (Conversion) is more appropriate for a career change. You could read up more about post diploma qualifications and their purposes here:
Hope my answer would give you some options to explore.
Wish you all the best.