Top Singapore financial services exam performers recognised at CISI’s Annual Awards

by Lora Benson | Feb 21, 2017
Liu Jing Jing

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) Singapore Annual Awards ceremony 2017 celebrated the achievement of 25 of Singapore’s brightest rising stars of global financial services.

Top performers were recognised for theirStephen Madsen outstanding exam success, with prizes awarded in 12 categories, including Islamic banking and finance, combating financial crime, derivatives operations, global financial compliance, global securities operations, risk and wealth and investment management.

Of the 25 CISI Award winners 10 were female and 15 male.

The Awards ceremony was held at the DBS auditorium, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 and sponsors included DBS Bank Ltd who kindly offered the venue. The annual CISI Awards celebrates those students who have achieved the highest mark in their particular exam subjects out of all exam candidates who entered to sit that exam during the year.

The CISI’s Singapore office marked its 10th anniversary in 2016 and 2017 is the year the Institute celebrates its 25th year since its evolution from the London Stock Exchange. Growth in the Asia Pacific region for the CISI has come from countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines.

Kevin Moore Chartered MCSI and CISI Global Business Development Director presented the Awards. He said: “It was a privilege to celebrate our tenth anniversary in Singapore with the winners of our Singapore Awards, as well as a global Award winner. A very happy occasion that reflected our pleasure in the friendships and associations that we have in Singapore and the region, as well as the success and dedication of the candidates who have proved to be best in class.”

Sandra Stonham, Managing Director Technology and Operations DBS Bank said: “Over the past few years, we have been committed to shaping the future of banking, as well as furthering our digital innovation agenda. To achieve this, we need to invest in our greatest asset, our employees. We believe that by developing them both personally and professionally, we are able remain at the forefront of banking. With the CISI IOC qualification, our staff are equipped with a broader perspective and deeper understanding of their roles in the bank. We are proud of their achievements and we look forward to growing and developing their careers with them.”

Special mention was reserved for Liu Jing Jing who achieved two Awards including one global Award: for Outstanding Achievement (Global) for the Introduction to Securities & Investment (International) and the second for the Outstanding Achievement Awards (Singapore) Introduction to Securities & Investment (International).

Double CISI Award achiever Liu Jing Jing said: “CISI has provided me with a great opportunity to sharpen my knowledge in Bank Operations and IT. Winning a Global Top Award gives me a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep learning and keep getting better.”

Stephen Madsen, Award achiever for Risk in Financial Services said: “The CISI Top Performer Award for Risk in Financial Services (RFS) course provides motivation to continue my journey of life-long learning. The RFS course delivered valuable insights into different areas of risk which were less familiar.”

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (SINGAPORE)

Liu Jing Jing for Outstanding Achievement (Global) for the Introduction to Securities & Investment (International) and Outstanding Achievement Award (Singapore) Introduction to Securities & Investment (International). Sponsored by DBS Bank Ltd.

Umairah Syofiyyah Bte Mohd Khair for Fundamentals of Islamic Banking and Finance

Accredited Training Partner: Five Pillars Pte Ltd

Faisal Ichsan Smudra for Introduction to Securities & Investment (International)

Student of Temasek Polytechnic

Hoang Huyen Chi for Introduction to Securities & Investment (International)

Sponsored by DBS Bank Ltd

Cao Jiewei for Introduction to Securities & Investment (International)

Student of Temasek Polytechnic

Sudip Roy for Introduction to Securities & Investment (International)

Sponsored by Barclays Capital Service Ltd Singapore Branch

Chloe Wang Xiaoyang for Introduction to Securities & Investment (International)

Sponsored by DBS Bank Ltd

Gan Yun Tian for Introduction to Securities & Investment (International)

Student of Temasek Polytechnic

Swasti Srivastava for Combating Financial Crime

Sponsored by Barclays Capital Service Ltd Singapore Branch

Mohit Malik for Derivatives Operations and Global Securities Operations

Both Awards sponsored by DBS Bank Ltd

Haris Mirza for Global Financial Compliance

Sponsored by DBS Bank Ltd

Chan Mei Mei for Global Financial Compliance

Accredited Training Partner: Kaplan Higher Education Institute Pte Ltd

Aino Takeshita for Global Securities Operations

Song Shaopu for Global Securities Operations and Advanced Global Securities Operations

Sponsored by DBS Bank Ltd

Wong Shek Yoon for Global Securities Operations

Sponsored by DBS Bank Ltd

Kevin Ng Ying Yi for IT in Investment Operations and Operational Risk

Both Awards sponsored by DBS Bank Ltd

Ang Hwee Li for Operational Risk

Sponsored by DBS Bank Ltd

Lee Mei Hui Selene for Risk in Financial Services

Sponsored by DBS Bank Ltd

Stephen Madsen for Risk in Financial Services

Darrell Lim for International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management

Student of Temasek Polytechnic

Elson Ho for Advanced Operational Risk