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 currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Virtuwell, a HealthPartners company. He is recognized as a pragmatic leader, skilled in architecture, design, and development of web and mobile technologies. His expertise extends to diverse domains such as Internet development, e-commerce, and multi-tier client-server applications, including those in healthcare, highly secure financial systems, manufacturing, retail, and consumer websites. Within HealthPartners, he is an integral member of the AI and Machine Learning as well as Enterprise Architecture groups, contributing significantly to the security standards of HIPAA/HITEC.

Senthil has shared his insights at various technology events, including AI World Expo, Open Source North, Applied AI, TechConnect, IOT Fuse, Halicon, DataTech, Google Cloud Fest, MedFuse, Emerging Tech HealthCon, Minnebar, and various user groups. He also serves as a board member for a couple of 501(c)(3) non-profit Asian Indian Associations in Minnesota and holds the position of Adjunct Professor at Concordia University. Beyond his professional endeavors, Senthil is passionate about investment in both stocks and real estate. He also dedicates time to analyze cricket matches from around the world. He holds an MBA from St. Thomas University, Minneapolis, and a Masters in Electronics Engineering from Bharathiar University, India.