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11th April 2012

Bandar Seri Begawan, 11th April 2012.  A certificate presentation ceremony was held at Baiduri Bank’s Head Office in Kiarong for fifteen employees who had recently completed professional studies in financial planning and consultancy.

Three of the new graduates attained the prestigious Chartered Financial Consultants (ChFC) qualification while the remaining completed the Certificate in Financial Planning.

The certificates were presented to the graduates by Mr. Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank who congratulated the new graduates on their achievement, adding, "You have been empowered with specialized knowledge and skills to help customers formulate sound financial plans and investment strategies to your customers based on their risk profile."

The financial arena is constantly evolving and so we need to strive to remain relevant with changing times. As a leading Bruneian bank, we want to be able to continuously meet the changing needs of our customers, and at the same time, empower our staff to reach the highest level of performance at work. Developing our staff to become qualified financial planners has always been a priority for us", he further stated.

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 Ampuan Norralina Hamlah Binti Ampuan Haji Mohamad, Helen Hwong Su Chow and Siti Zuraidah H.A Wahab started their studies in 2008.  Prior to this, they have completed the certificate and diploma levels of the course.

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 and Madam Veronica Chong, Senior Manager, Human Resource and Finance.

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