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WORKING WITH INDUSTRY 47
 
Box Story 8 - Seventh International Advisory Panel Meeting 47
 
Opening of Singapore Exchange Beijing Representative Office 48
 
ABS BCM Standing Committee 49
 
Building a World Class Talent Pool for Singapore's Financial Sector 50
 
Attracting Financial Talent 50
 
Box Story 9 - Finance Scholarship Programme and Doctorate Scholarship Programme 51
 
Educating Consumers to Beware of Bogus Investment Opportunities and Scams 52
 
Box Story 10 - Skit- Money Got Enough! 53
 
FIDReC-NIMA Scheme 53
 
Box Story 11 - Marina Bay Business and Financial Centre 54
 
Financial Conferences And Events 55
 

Attracting Financial Talent

To increase talent flows into the sector, MAS and industry partners have made concerted efforts to reach out to students, working professionals and overseas talent. Locally, we have continued our collaboration with IBF and industry partners to attract graduates from the local universities and polytechnics into the financial sector through campus career talks. In 2007, MAS joined several other government agencies in dialogues with our local universities and their career offices on the projected skill-sets and manpower needs in various growth sectors. Working with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), a comprehensive career guide was developed, targeted at post-secondary education institutions. In June 2007, MAS supported the launch of the Operations Finance Preparatory Programme, a customised training programme to prepare fresh graduates for a career in operations, co-designed with the industry and training partners.

Apart from grooming our own pool of indigenous talent, it is equally critical to attract top minds and good talent from all over the world. To this end, MAS, together with MOM and finance industry partners, participated in the 2007 annual roadshows to key cities in the US (New York, Chicago, and Boston), UK (London and Manchester), and Australia (Sydney and Melbourne). The roadshows succeeded in generating keen interest among the 1,600 participants to explore opportunities in Singapore's financial sector.