With many of the world's major financial institutions operating in Singapore to leverage its strategic location as a gateway to the booming Asian market, the Singapore financial Sector provides a wide spectrum of job opportunities for professionals looking for a potential financial career in Asia.
Find out more about these and other opportunities available at our Gateway to Opportunities page or via our partner websites listed below
|Key growth areas
||Roles in demand
Product Development Professionals
Sales & Marketing Professionals
|Middle/ Back office
||Risk Mgrs & Controller
Legal / Compliance
||Claims & Underwriting Professionals.
Actuaries and Insurance Brokers
Financial Industry Competency Standards (FICS) - an industry benchmark
To raise the quality of Singapore's financial sector workforce, the Institute of Banking and Finance introduced the FICS - a comprehensive quality assurance framework with a certification and accreditation system that aims at raising the quality of our financial workforce and training providers. The FICS covers the entire financial services industry and various job levels, and provides financial practitioners with a defined roadmap to guide them towards professional recognition and certification. It also allows individuals the mobility to navigate various segments within the financial services industry. To find out more about FICS, visit the IBF website at http://www.ibf.org.sg/fics/overview.asp.
Training programmes to prepare you for the challenge
Singapore's robust training infrastructure comprises a comprehensive network of renowned training providers in the field of financial education to equip our financial professionals with the skills they need to meet the challenges of this fast growing sector. Tertiary institutions here such as the National University of Singapore1 , Nanyang Technological University2 and Singapore Management University3 offer excellent postgraduate programmes such as Singapore Management University's MSc in Wealth Management. You can also leverage on the expertise of reputable organizations and leading universities such as University of Columbia, Swiss Finance Institute4 and University of California, Berkeley5 . Other leading training providers such as FTC Kaplan6 and FT Knowledge7 are also established in Singapore to meet the demand for high end quality executive education. Go to our Maximise Your Potential page now to find out more about the avenues where you can enhance your skill sets in the areas of demand.
Moving back to the Asian city of choice to live, work and play
Singapore's arts, cultural and entertainment scene have developed tremendously over the last decade. Coupled with world-class healthcare and education system, and top-notch housing facilities amidst a clean and green environment, Singapore has consistently been regarded as the best city to live in Asia in several global surveys. Check out the latest developments in our unique city at www.visitsingapore.com
You may also find the following links useful for information you might require as you consider returning to Singapore
For general relocation information
Contact Singapore Overseas Singaporeans page
[Contains resources for relocation tips, visa matters, customs, accommodation, banking, communication, getting around, schooling, pets, healthcare, career opportunities for you and your spouse, citizenship, etc]
For tax matters
[Countries Singapore has tax treaties with - to avoid double taxation on the individual]
Tax for non-residents
For information on the education system for your children
International schools for children of expatriates
Student pass application procedure for expatriate children
Network of Overseas Singaporeans
Contact information for Contact Singapore's overseas offices
Consular information for Singaporeans