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24th May 2011

Bandar Seri Begawan, 24th May 2011.  A certificate presentation ceremony was held today at Baiduri Bank’s Head Office in Kiarong for four employees who had recently attained the prestigious Chartered Financial Consultants (ChFC) qualifications.  This brings to eight the total number of employees in the Bank with such qualifications. The certificates were presented to the graduates by Mr. Pierre Imhof, General Manager of Baiduri Bank. 

In his speech, Mr Imhof congratulated the new graduates on their success, adding, “With the completion of this programme, you have been empowered with valuable knowledge and skills to formulate sound financial plans and to recommend investment strategies to your customers based on their risk profile and this new ChFC qualification will assists you in reaching your career goals.”

Speaking on the Bank’s HR objectives, Mr. Imhof said, “In Baiduri Bank, we understand that we must constantly evolve to remain relevant with changing times and to support the government aspiration to encourage more Bruneians to do financial planning in particular retirement planning.  That is why developing our staff to become qualified financial planners has always been a priority.”  “Our aim is to equip them with the latest knowledge and expertise in order that we, as a leading Bruneian bank, will be able to continuously meet the changing needs of our customers, at the same time, assisting our staff to reach the highest level of performance at work.”

Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) is an advanced financial planning programme which is internationally recognized.  It consists of eight-modules and offers financial advisory professionals comprehensive financial planning knowledge to better assist them in executing their duties. Course participants also had the opportunities to explore in depth practical applications of financial planning, estate planning, and retirement planning concepts, including planning for business owners, professionals and wealthy clients.
The new graduates Damon Liew, Ngo Yik Pei, Lim Chao Min and Nur Ayuni Joana Tan Abdullah started their studies in 2007.  Prior to this, they have completed the certificate and diploma levels.  The ChFC designation is the premier designation in financial consulting. 

The ChFC® was offered to Baiduri Bank employees by the Singapore College of Insurance, a leading institution actively involved in financial services education and the certification of insurance sales professionals and insurance practitioners.

Also present at the ceremony were Mr. Ti Eng Hui, Deputy General Manager, Retail Banking and Branch Network; Madam Veronica Chong, Senior Manager, Human Resource and Finance; and  Pg Azaleen Pg Dato Hj Mustapa, Manager, Treasury.

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