January begun with a Career Panel Sharing with CFA Charterholders at the SGX Auditorium. Participants learnt how the CFA charter can help advance their careers. Our panel comprising of Mr Benjamin Goh, CFA, Mr Simon Ng, CFA and Mr Mohan Subbiah, CFA shared the typical opportunities and career prospects available to a CFA charterholder. One networking drinks session was organized during the month and it was held at the ThR3e Bistro at Marina Square.
Two executive education programmes were organized in January. The first course, Business Valuation with Professor Aswath Damodaran, was held at the Raffles Hotel. Separately, Mr. Michel Herrmann conducted the Investigative and Forensic Accounting Certification course at the Concorde Hotel. In the only Professional Development lunchtime talk in the month, Mr Pradeep Verma, CFA shared on the mechanism and implications of quantitative easing (QE) at the Chicago Booth School of Business Campus. During the session, he explained how other asset classes are impacted by QE as well as how QE is affected by the political environment in Asia and Europe.
The month ended with the an exclusive Senior Members’ roundtable session. The executive compensation practice team from Towers Watson comprising of Mr. Kevin Ong, Mr. Tan Yong Fei and Mr. James Hsu spoke on the right pay package for senior management.