Professor Benedict Koh (Associate Dean of Postgraduate Finance Programmes at Singapore Management University) has a clear vision for the future of Singapore as a leading global financial centre and a magnet for financial talent.
“The skills needed to succeed in finance are rapidly changing because of technology, and Singapore is increasingly competing with other finance hubs for market share. We can’t be complacent,” says Professor Koh). “We must act now to train and retrain our workforce so that the finance sector continues to support our economy and connects us to global markets.”
Singapore Management University (SMU) was recently appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Ministry of Manpower – Singapore’s central bank and department of labour respectively – to spearhead a government training initiative, SkillsFuture, across all areas of financial services, including wealth management, fund management and risk management.
“We have a wide range of programmes to prepare…