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INVESTING 101 FOR WOMEN Claire Ross-Brown catches up with Sarah Ophelia Moss about her journey into investing and how she is steadily teaching women all over Denmark to invest their money. PHOTOGRAPHS GRITT ULRIKKA JØRGENSEN

ACCORDING TO A study by Merrill Lynch, 41% of women wish they invested more of their money. The problem is that many women don’t know how to even start, and yet investing allows women to earn more money than a savings account alone, even with small monthly deposits.

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HOW DID YOU START INVESTING AND WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO?

I had always been fascinated with the prospect of investing money, and after investing in my first property and collecting a profit from this investment, I really wanted to understand what and how I could take charge and invest myself in the stock market. At that point in time, I couldn’t find any courses that spoke to me as a woman – everything was very much directed to men - and so I researched what I could find on the net, about investing and spoke with some experts. I quickly realised that as a woman, I was not alone in wanting to invest and yet, there was a huge lack of “know how” out there, with many others like myself, wishing they knew more. In some ways I can see now that it very soon became a mission of mine, to share my research and knowledge with likeminded women who wanted to invest, and this is how my company - Ophelia Invest was born.

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WHY DO YOU FEEL IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WOMEN INVEST THEIR MONEY?

Quite simply because we can! We have been brought up in a society where men have been the main “care providers” and we women have been the “home carers” – and in reality this old concept is still the case, for instance, investing. I want to share with women my experiences in investing and how to do this, if they would like to. I take the financial “lingo” and break this down so that every woman out there understands it!

TEXT CLAIRE ROSS-BROWN

"I TAKE THE FINANCIAL 'LINGO' AND BREAK THIS DOWN SO THAT EVERY WOMAN OUT THERE UNDERSTANDS IT!"

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WHAT CAN WOMEN EXPECT FROM ONE OF YOUR SEMINARS?

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TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR UPCOMING EVENT AND HOW WOMEN CAN SIGN UP AND START INVESTING?

I start completely from scratch, explaining the basics of how to invest and all the different steps that lead on from this. During my seminars, or workshops, we start with giving everyone a chance to get “on board” – starting with learning what a stock is, through to where and how you can buy them, to ending up with learning how one diversifies sufficiently. Also learning about the whole process emotionally and how one can expect to feel, during what can be quite a rollercoaster ride.

My next event is with Nordic Invest Camp where you can tailor the day exactly to your needs. People (both women and men) can drop in to a beginner's workshop and get the basics in place. In the financial speed dating room you can speak with an advisor and make a plan that suits you. In the trader room you can get tips from talented day traders and on the big stage you can continually become wiser through lectures, panel discussions and interviews with the leaders, in the field of investment. As a beginner you can arrive with no knowledge at all and expect to leave with new insights and a plan for your next move. You will learn to combine economy and learning with some great music, networking and a good atmosphere. In addition, you will also get the opportunity to meet many likeminded people, who also want to take charge of their own finances. My hope is that everyone will leave the event with a new strategy and investment buddy in hand. If anyone would like to join, they can sign up via nordicinvestcamp.dk where you can buy tickets and see the programme.

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CLAIRE ROSS-BROWN BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FINTECH COMPANY CASHWORKS Claire has over 26 years', experience working as both a business consultant and a c t r e s s / s i n g e r. S h e h a s worked as a Headhunter in London city with Investment Banks, produced an album and invests in companies. Claire is a true Londoner, yet considers Denmark her home, where she lives with her family. She loves to run, box, snowboard

WHERE CAN WOMEN LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU, SARAH?

I have a community for women who find investing interesting on Facebook, “Kvindelogen Investeret” and they can also follow “Ophelia Invest” through our own website opheliainvest. dk and on YouTube where we post videos every week on different topics about investing. We also have our Instagram and Facebook page, where we post all of our events (all over the country), along with our new podcast “Ophelia Invest Talks”. My goal is for all women to feel that they have access to all the information that they need, about how to invest - and most of all enjoy it! THE-INTL

and wakeboard. Her column in The International is about Entrepreneurship, interesting businesses and key business people, board member of www.boernogungeinoed.dk

www.cashworks.ch

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Investing 101 for women  

Claire Ross-Brown catches up with Sarah Ophelia Moss about her journey into investing and how she is steadily teaching women all over Denmar...

Investing 101 for women  

Claire Ross-Brown catches up with Sarah Ophelia Moss about her journey into investing and how she is steadily teaching women all over Denmar...

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