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1 The Winning Solution: The essential guide to job opportunities within and beyond finance

2 The Winning Solution Finance to Others Finance to Finance Go Independent Lateral Move Alternative Careers Re-skill & Upgrade Go Independent Same job family Different job family

3 Finance to Finance

4 1. Finance to Finance: Re-skill & Upgrade Re-skill & upgrade relevant finance skills during this ‘down-time’ Re-skill & upgrade relevant finance skills during this ‘down-time’ Sign up for Financial Industry Competency Standards (FICS) accredited programmes by Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Sign up for Financial Industry Competency Standards (FICS) accredited programmes by Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Supported by Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) Supported by Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) Up to 90% funding support* by MAS, for FICS accredited programmes Up to 90% funding support* by MAS, for FICS accredited programmes 5 lead providers for FICS in Singapore: 5 lead providers for FICS in Singapore: - Financial Training SMU - International Compliance Association - Risk Management NUS - Singapore College of Insurance - Wealth Management Institute Website: & Website: & * Terms & conditions apply

5 a. Professional & Finance-related Associations ACCA Singapore Pte Ltd ACCA Singapore Pte Ltd ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association Association of Banks in Singapore Association of Banks in Singapore Association of Financial Advisors in Singapore Association of Financial Advisors in Singapore Chartered Financial Analyst Chartered Financial Analyst Financial Planning Association of Singapore Financial Planning Association of Singapore Financial Women’s Association Financial Women’s Association General Insurance Association of Singapore General Insurance Association of Singapore Investment Management Association of Singapore Investment Management Association of Singapore International Compliance Association International Compliance Association Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore The Alternative Investment Management Association Ltd The Alternative Investment Management Association Ltd Securities & Investment Institute Securities & Investment Institute Securities Investors Association of Singapore Securities Investors Association of Singapore Singapore Insurance Brokers Association Singapore Insurance Brokers Association Singapore Investment Banking Association Singapore Investment Banking Association Singapore National Employers Federation Singapore National Employers Federation Singapore Reinsurers’ Association Singapore Reinsurers’ Association Singapore Training and Development Association Singapore Training and Development Association Singapore Trustees Association Singapore Trustees Association Society of Financial Service Professionals Society of Financial Service Professionals Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners

6 b. Institutions of Higher Learning that Offers Finance-related Courses INSEAD Singapore INSEAD Singapore Singapore Management University Singapore Management University National University of Singapore National University of Singapore National Technological University National Technological University Singapore Institute of Management Singapore Institute of Management

7 2. Finance to Finance: Lateral Move Leverage on ‘core’ skills and work experience, to make a lateral move into a different area within the financial industry Leverage on ‘core’ skills and work experience, to make a lateral move into a different area within the financial industry The ‘core’ skills are transferrable skills (i.e. financial advisory skills, client management skills) which you can bring to the next firm The ‘core’ skills are transferrable skills (i.e. financial advisory skills, client management skills) which you can bring to the next firm Examples include: Examples include: - Private Banking to boutique consultancy / wealth planning firms - Investment banking to boutique private equity / hedge funds firms - Accounting to risk management firms

8 3. Finance to Finance: Going Independent Set up your own finance – related consultancy, tapping into your in-depth knowledge, experience and contact base Set up your own finance – related consultancy, tapping into your in-depth knowledge, experience and contact base Examples include: Examples include: · Accounting · Compliance · Corporate Services Provider · Risk Management · Trust and Fiduciary Services Advisory · Family Office · Investment Management · Financial Planning · Tax Planning · Immigration Planning

9 Finance to Others

10 Alternative industries & new possibilities include: - Civil Service - Hospitality - Consulting- Healthcare - Compliance - Infocomm Technology (ICT) - Creative Arts- Tourism - Education - Real Estate - Entrepreneurship- Social Enterprise - Oil & Gas- Social Work & many more! 1. Finance to Others: Alternative Industries Different Sectors, Different Careers

11 1. Finance to Others: Alternative Industries -Be Open Minded – explore different sectors and opportunities -Go in-house – maybe in a financial capacity (use existing skills) -Get relevant training or acquire new skills to fit in with new growth industries -Go Independent

12 1. Finance to Others: Alternative Careers Programs available for acquiring new skills: WDA = good starting point (website: WDA = good starting point (website: - Job placements - Skills Upgrade - Learn new skills according to sector SPUR Programme (Skills Programme for Upgrading and Resilience) SPUR Programme (Skills Programme for Upgrading and Resilience) - List of SPUR Courses for Individuals - List of SPUR Courses for Individuals - Professional Skills Programme - Job Search and Training Facilitation - Higher Course Fee Subsidy Website: Website: WDA’s Professional Skills Programme = resource for PMETS to explore WDA’s Professional Skills Programme = resource for PMETS to explore Professional Conversion Programmes (PCP) to help PMETS acquire new skills in growth sectors, such as Education and Creative For example, PCP for Arts Managers include 6 months “Train & Place” Professional Conversion Course for Arts Managers in conjunction with Sotheby’s Institute of Arts, Singapore Website: For example, PCP for Arts Managers include 6 months “Train & Place” Professional Conversion Course for Arts Managers in conjunction with Sotheby’s Institute of Arts, Singapore Website:

13 1. Finance to Others: Alternative Careers List of SPUR Courses

14 1. Finance to Others: Alternative Careers Professional Conversion Programmes

15 2. Finance to Others: Going Independent Be an entrepreneur and start your own business Be an entrepreneur and start your own business Explore Enterprise One, a multi-agency initiative by Spring Singapore, to help start, sustain and grow your business: Explore Enterprise One, a multi-agency initiative by Spring Singapore, to help start, sustain and grow your business: - For expert help & face-to-face advise, contact one of the Enterprise Development Centres (EDCs) Website: Explore training and financing options at Spring Singapore: Explore training and financing options at Spring Singapore: - Entrepreneurship training for PMETs, in collaboration with various Singapore Polytechnics (70% funding support* by Spring) - Various financing schemes available: Spring Startup Enterprise Development Scheme (SPRING SEEDS), Young Entrepreneurs Scheme for Startups (YES! Startups) etc Website: * Terms & conditions apply

16 Conclusion There are enough jobs out there within or beyond Finance There are enough jobs out there within or beyond Finance We need to know: We need to know: - Where to look - Who to connect with - How to execute - Be Open-Minded to new possibilities, new jobs and new - Be Open-Minded to new possibilities, new jobs and new skills skills

17 Introducing Our 2 Panels Panel 1: Options Within Financial Services FWA MODERATOR: Chan Ee Lin IBF- Paul Yuen, CEO WDA- Lynn Ng, Director, Community & Professional Services Division Compliance Asia - Philippa Allen, CEO & MD Hudson - Angela Kuek, Manager, Banking & Financial Services Panel 2: Alternative Careers for Bankers FWA MODERATOR: Tan Su Shan EDB- Wong Yau Chung, Head, International Organisations Program Office MOE - Tan Kok Heng, Deputy Director (Recruitment & Placement) Bain & Company- Louis Lim, Manager Mapletree Investments- Wong Leong Mein, Senior VP, Corporate Planning & Investor Relations Marina Bay Sands - Tan Eng Leong, VP, Human Resources Thomson Reuters- John Taylor, Head, Human Resources, Global Sales & Customer Service

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