Investment - Grow your money with these next gen tools

by Senthil Kumaran | at MinneBar 11 | 2:45 – 3:35 in Stephen Leacock | View Schedule

Lot of software engineers and analysts know how to work with code and build better product. We have little clue about how to save and invest and have fun. Traditional wealth advisor's or Financial planners have a lack of continuous education and lack time to communicate and discuss problems as they come up. White House Council of Economic Advisors estimates that advice tainted by conflicts of interest costs investors $17 billion annually.

Mobile devices and Crowd funding has changed the investment market in the last 5 years. We now have access to many of these tools and in this presentation we will see how we can leverage this at zero cost. There are many avenues to invest now. Angel investment in startups. Peer to Peer investing , simple stock, ETF purchase with zero commission, concept or folio investment, real estate crowd investment. Let us see the investment playing field and how it fits your life style. We will also try to find answers for some of commonly asked questions

  • Do I need to still continue with traditional mutual fund investing in my 401K?.
  • How much do I need to invest in ROTH IRA?
  • Is Robinhood the future stock investment platform?.
  • How to move from crowd funding to crowd investing?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of new generation online investment advisors compared with your traditional wealth advisors?

Senthil Kumaran

Senthil Kumaran is currently serving as CIO for Virtuwell, a HealthPartners company. He is a pragmatic leader, architect, designer and developer in Web and Mobile technology in developing Internet, e-commerce, and multi-tier client-server applications including healthcare, highly secure financial applications, manufacturing, retail, and consumer websites. He is part of HealthPartners AI and Machine Learning and Enterprise architecture group and a key contributor to the HIPPA/HITEC security and a conference presenter on Predictive Data Analytics, Rules, and Web/Mobile initiatives. He is currently working as an Adjunct faculty in Concordia University St Paul in Information Technology Management and Data and Analytics Management Master’s program. He is passionate about investing in both stocks and real estate and spends a lot of time analyzing cricket matches around the world. He received his MBA from St Thomas University, Minneapolis and Masters in Electronics Engineering from Bharathiar University, India.