IA 005: Malaysia with Rajen Devadason, CFP®

IA 005: Malaysia with Rajen Devadason, CFP

Rajen Devadason brings a wealth of knowledge to the show, covering history, global impacts from politics and population growth, the looming retirement crisis in Asia and why he created a model-neutral financial planning practice. This episode goes beyond just financial services and has something we can all learn from.

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Rajen Devadason brings a wealth of knowledge to the show, covering history, global impacts from politics and population growth, the looming retirement crisis in Asia and why he created a model-neutral financial planning practice. This episode goes beyond just financial services and has something we can all learn from.

You'll Learn

History of Malaysia and neighboring countries (including Singapore and Brunei) and history’s impact on Malaysia’s economy  

Financial services business models in Malasyia

The first country to regulate and license financial planning  

A new way of looking at the pneumonic (EGADIM) for the six-step financial planning process

A long-term look at global population growth and it’s impacts on longevity, life and financial planning 

A variety of ways professionals can give back (pro bono, writing, speaking) 

About the looming retirement crisis in Asia

That even strong, mandated retirement contribution rates don’t always lead to financial stability in retirement

Why the general rule of younger = higher risk tolerance and riskier investments can be detrimental to long-term investing

A unique way of connecting with and working with the next-generation of clients

The benefits of running a model-neutral practice including fee-only, fee + commission and commission only

Guest Bio

Rajen Devadason is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional and a Malaysian Securities Commission-licensed financial planner. He is the CEO of consulting company RD WealthCreation and has authored or co-authored 10 books so far, including Malaysia’s first holistic financial planning book Financial Freedom back in 1998. Rajen graduated with a BSc Honours in Physics and Computing from King’s College, University of London, and has been a member of MENSA UK (British Mensa) for more than 30 years.

Resources and Terminology

Rajen’s LinkedIn

Rajen’s Twitter

Rajen’s Website

FPAM: Financial Planning Association of Malaysia

FPSB’s History Book: “Our Journey To A Global Financial Planning Profession”

PRS: Personal Retirement System

EPF: Employee Provident Fund

Rajen’s favorite food from Malaysia: 

Chicken satay in peanut sauce.

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