UBS Youth Finance Academy June 2019

14 Aug 2019

UBS Youth Finance Academy June 2019

Four students from the Diploma in Banking and Finance course were selected to attend the UBS Youth Finance Academy. This is a comprehensive three-day program introducing to us to the world of banking and finance through work relevant training, industry insights and interactive sessions facilitated by UBS’s experts.

The first day started with an opening address by the Vice Chairman of UBS Wealth Management, Ms Tracy Woon. Then, we had a mini “trading” session to experience how supply and demand work in the market. We also visited the UBS Digital Office and EVOLVE Lab where the bank’s latest digital platforms are featured.

On the second day, the UBS banking experts from different divisions - Corporate Client Solutions, Chief Investment Office, Wealth Management, Investment Bank and the Equities and Trading Floor shared with us what a typical day is like for them. From these sharing and networking sessions with the bank’s senior management, we were able to appreciate the job-roles and skillsets required to build a career in the financial sector.

The workshop concluded with a talk by the senior investment specialist, a field trip to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to learn about the visions they have in developing Singapore as an international financial hub and attended a graduation ceremony where Mr August Hatacke, the Country Head of UBS Singapore gave an insightful address to us.

UBS Youth Finance Academy opened up our eyes to the financial sector and we would like to thank the lecturers in encouraging us and UBS for this learning opportunity on careers in the exciting and highly rewarding financial industry.

UBS Participants
Four participants from SP Diploma in Banking & Finance, Yeo Zhan Xiong, See Toh Ming Qi, Dylan Phee and Ng Wee Jun (from left)

A photo of the 57 participants and the heads of the different divisions of UBS

By See Toh Ming Qi (DBKF/3A/05)

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