I’m beyond excited to welcome you to The Investing Community, and I’ve got to share this from the depths of my heart. I’ve been living and breathing the world of investment management for more than two decades, and it’s not just experience that I’m bringing to the table. It’s a connection that runs deep, a connection to the core of our mission. Starting off with economics at the University of Lagos, I took a master’s degree in finance at the renowned Imperial College London, and then I proudly clinched my CFA Charter Holder title.

But let me tell you, what really lights up my soul is the mission we’re on – igniting that spark of investment curiosity in our upcoming generation. Let me take you back to 2020, when I had a heart-to-heart with my 8-year-old daughter. I asked her a simple yet powerful question: toys or a slice of a global pie through stocks? Guess what? She chose stocks with an unwavering determination. That moment hit me like a ton of bricks. I knew right then and there that I had a duty to shine a light on the world of investments for her.

What came next was an unforgettable summer. In 2020, I had the honor of teaching investment basics to over 40 kids, aged 7 to 18. Seeing them dive into the intricacies of finance with laser focus was nothing short of awe-inspiring. And when the echoes of positivity from those bright minds and their grateful parents reached me, I was moved beyond words.

And then, BOOM! The realization hit me like a lightning bolt – all those years in the industry had converged to create this extraordinary chance to empower the youth through financial and investment education. That’s when The Investing Community came to life – a sanctuary where knowledge blooms in curious minds and confidence takes root.

Our vision is a masterpiece woven with dreams – a future where our young warriors navigate the threads of finance and investments with wisdom beyond their years. I’m extending a heartfelt invitation to you to join us on this journey of transformation. Together, we’re crafting a tomorrow where the choices of our young champions are steered by knowledge, courage, and foresight.

Warmest Regards,

Funmi Akinluyi, CFA
Founder, The Investing Community

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