Interview with Associates

Read some of the Q & A of what our associates got to say about IBC

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Zac

What made you choose this career and why IBC?
I have been passionately in the financial world for the last 25 years since 1997 where part of my experience was being a Private Banker for 11 years in an innovative and major bank in Malaysia and also some experience in offshore alternative investment products that made me very attached and familiar in the investment industry and choosing to be in IBC is the perfect enhancement career for me to extend higher value-added services to clientele and the market. As a company, IBC has a very prestige reputation with good regulated and shariah-compliant products that the market always looked for to minimize the risk factor.
How has this helped you in your professional and personal development?
As a professional, it makes me always stay at the top being knowledgeable in the financial industry which I can help to educate and assist clientele to be more informative for them to make an informed decision for their investment portfolios, and of course, it automatic apply to my personal development as well for me to become a better investor too.
How has the journey helped you in real-world finance like managing your own money, avoiding pitfalls, etc?
With the real experience and knowledge over several years, I can easily sense and say NO to those nonsense investments that approached me out there and avoid scams and Ponzi products easily therefore I am personally always in a better position in managing my investment portfolios. It is a pity to know that the last 2 years of the pandemic of Covid 19, show a high rise of scam cases appearing in the market and thousands even professionals who are not knowledgeable falls into the scams due to greed. I believe when you have the right skills, you will be one step ahead to help yourself and others in the right way.
How has the journey helped you in real-world finance like managing your own money, avoiding pitfalls, etc?

The financial skills that you be able to learn and apply will be the biggest and most important stake in your life and for those who are looking for a career path, I recommend joining IBC team because IBC has more than 50 years of collective experience in investment, private equity, wealth management, and international economic research.
 

In summary, the career in IBC:

  • It is Dynamic - the industry is shifting towards technology where you will be able to offer your services anywhere in the world and now is an exciting time to kick start your career in IBC.

 

  • Diverse Roles - cater to different skill sets and interests and you don't need to be great at numbers to be successful in finance.

 

  • Clients worldwide - an opportunity to open up global network chances as you meet different people in your line of work. An option of remote work anywhere.

 

  • Long-term growth - the career that is unlikely to become obsolete in the near future because it is the sector that drives world economies. An ambitious individual will thrive in the industry because there is no ceiling on what you can achieve.

 

  • It improves interpersonal skills - the core to the clients’ satisfaction and the skill plays a big role in your financial career life to effectively communicate with the clients.

 

  • Educational opportunities - you never stop learning when you're working in the financial sector.

 

  • High-income potential - the more clientele you build, the more high-income potential will be.

 

Muneer

What made you choose this career and why IBC?

The finance profession has always excited me as it adds value to the basics of Human needs and my prior working experience in a bank in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) prompted me to pursue similar opportunities when I came back to Singapore in 2011. Since then, Walton and then now IBC.
 

I managed to get an offer from the senior management while I was in Dubai as they were looking out for setting up a team in Singapore. Since I knew someone close behind the company, I took this as a good opportunity to pursue my career in wealth management and Finance.

How has this helped you in your professional and personal development?
IBC has always been more like a family rather than a workplace as the company has been investing in its people for on job training and personal career development. The management has been extremely supportive in understanding the requirements of the job and helping us with both personal and professional goals.
How has the journey helped you in real-world finance like managing your own money, avoiding pitfalls, etc?
Absolutely. IBC believes in providing quality services and results for our clients providing them with the best products and services in Finance. This has definitely helped me understand the industry better and provide the best choices not only for my clients but also for my personal investment choices as well.
How has the journey helped you in real-world finance like managing your own money, avoiding pitfalls, etc?

Great company with a greater vision to be one of the top in South East Asia (SEA) for financial services. The choice to have both flexible and full-time job opportunities provide dynamic career growth and opportunities.

 
 

Adam

What made you choose this career and why IBC?

The career, as IBC portfolio manager provides a range of opportunities that are not widely available in other industries. Apart from offering valuable advice to clients, portfolio managers have unlimited earning potential, flexible work schedules, lead and grow a team, and take control of their own practices.

 IBC provides a conducive environment and vast opportunities for aspiring individuals to excel in their careers. In addition, IBC provides regular market updates, and internal as well as external training sessions for portfolio managers to constantly upskill themselves and keep abreast of the latest market development.

The IBC management team is formed by people of the utmost integrity who bring with them many years of financial experience. The IBC management team is constantly finding ways to improve the company and setting corporate strategies to bring the company forward.

Last but not least, IBC embraces a strong sense of esprit de corps among the team members. The IBC culture will ensure any new team member will bond with the team and its culture seamlessly.

How has this helped you in your professional and personal development?

Since joining as IBC portfolio manager, I’ve had opportunities to sharpen and learn personal skills e.g., communication, interpersonal and time management and networking skills, etc when performing work routines.
 

On a professional note, I have learned the importance of continuing education, stay-to-date market trends, and work ethics. Personal development fits alongside professional development. Therefore, if we want to succeed in our career, we have to develop personally first, in my opinion.

How has the journey helped you in real-world finance like managing your own money, avoiding pitfalls, etc?
Since joining IBC as a portfolio manager, I have gained insights and access to market research reports and information which helps me in making sound investment decisions, asset diversification, etc. I have also learned to appreciate other financial concepts as well as assess market opportunities at IBC.
How has the journey helped you in real-world finance like managing your own money, avoiding pitfalls, etc?

I would recommend any aspiring individuals who are keen to embark on an entrepreneurial journey with plenty of rewards and attractive incentives to consider joining the IBC family.

Moreover, IBC offers a great career progression pathway to help aspiring individuals achieve both their personal and professional goals.