Interpreting Annual Reports for Stock Selection – Stage 1

Fee (Member):
S$ 60
Fee (Non-member):
S$ 100
Fee (Student member):
S$ 0
August 23, 2008 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Mindworks School of Infocomm
122 Middle Road Midlink Plaza
#05-02 Singapore 188973

OBJECTIVES: The aim of the programme is to provide SIAS members with the basic knowledge of interpreting annual reports to enhance their ability to invest wisely in the stock market. This is accomplished by assessing the fundamentals of companies they invest in to build personal wealth. It also offers insights into company’s activities to determine if they are aligned to shareholder value.



Mr. James Leong
FCPA, CA(Aust), CA(M’sia), CFPCM, FChFP, DTM
A Fellow Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Certified Financial Planner. Mr Leong has more than eighteen years of experience in auditing, accounting, financial management, financial planning and lecturing. As an auditor with one of the Big 4 accounting firms and a regional financial controller with a US MNC, Mr Leong has audited and prepared annual reports in his corporate career. As a consultant, he has consulted and trained for financial institutions including DBS Bank, UOB Bank, Great Eastern Life and Prudential Assurance. He also teaches at National University of Singapore, Nanyang Polytechnic, Victoria University of Technology and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia’s CA programme.


This basic programme is tailored for participants with no prior background in accounting and finance. Accounting and financial information will be explained in simple terms that are easy to understand. It is recommended that participants bring along a calculator for the seminar.

Understanding basic stock information and financial ratios – Profitability analysis, efficiency, liquidity and solvency ratios for company assessment.

Relating basic stock information to the annual report:


* Following online registration, please make payment via either cheque or cash. All cash payments can be made at SIAS office. Cheques are to be crossed and made payable to “SIAS”. Please state your full name, NRIC no and contact information at the back of the cheque and mail to the following address:

Securities Investors Association (Singapore)
75 Neil Road, Singapore 088902.