May 4, 2015

8 Securities at Web Wednesday HK (V95)

For our 95th social mixer, we've invited Mathias Helleu, Chairman and Co-Founder of 8 Securities, a stock brokerage firm with an innovative approach to investing online and via smart phones.

They have just launched a new platform, called "8 Now!”, an automated investment portfolio or "robo-advisor".

We'll be talking about fintech (financial technology) startups in Hong Kong, algorithmic trading, responsive design, the role of social in growing a business and the future of banks.

Sign up via Facebook or MeetUp to see who else is coming.

SPECIAL OFFER: For any member of Web Wednesday who signs up for their new service, 8 Securities will deposit deposit HKD888 into their 8 Now! account. (Just mention "Web Wednesday" on your sign up form. Regulations require sign up in person).

Mathias was recently interviewed on Bloomberg by Rishaad Salamat where he talks about his previous career at eTrade and how he is now in the "robo-trading" space and plans to give the average retail investor the "same tools as the ultra rich!".

But, the real question is what to do with all your profits? Why, spend them on a good cause, of course!

We've also invited a member of the Child Welfare Scheme, who've been helping families in Nepal over the last 17 years, to tell us how we can help. For starters, we will be donating 10% of the entrance fees for this event to their charity. Of course, you can also make your own donations via the CWSHK website.

Spread the word and see you at Orange Peel Music Lounge, 2/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, Central Hong Kong on Wednesday 6th May, 2105. Doors open at 6:30pm with the talk starting around 7:15pm. There will be special prizes and plenty of opportunity to network.

Mathias also owns a film studio and is creating a set of short videos featuring up-and-coming Hong Kong celebrities to help promote the new auto-managed portfolio. See an example below, starring Cindy Ko, fashion and lifestyle blogger at