2 Dec 2020
2021 Expert Outlook on Money

Have frictionless payments gone too far? Are women finally set to get targeted financial advice? And will investments’ eco-credentials trump potential returns? In this part of the 2021 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how people are redefining their relationships with money.

Anna Haotanto is the managing partner and COO of ABZD Capital and the managing director and CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global food and beverage industry. She's also the founder of The New Savvy, Asia’s leading financial, investments, and career platform for women. Anna is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and was in charge of the Women in FinTech and Partnership Committee. She's also the president of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni and on the board of the Alumni Philanthropy Council. She also invests and sits on the board of a few start-ups.

Dr. Stephan Siegel is a Michael G. Foster endowed professor of finance at the University of Washington. His research specialisations include individual investor behaviour, household finance, and international finance.

Laura Whateley is an award-winning journalist and author of The Sunday Times best-seller Money: A Users Guide. She has experience contributing to high-profile international publications, including The Times, Grazia, The Guardian, and Elle.

Ellie Barber is a senior behavioural analyst at Canvas8. She has worked across the UK, US, Europe, and Asia to unpick consumer behaviour for some of the world’s largest brands, finding herself on rooftops with Russian teenagers and eating hot pot with Shanghai’s streetwear community. When she’s not doing that, you can find her singing at weekly choir practises or attempting Ottolenghi recipes.