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Overview

Implement a series of initiatives under a three-year pilot programme funded by the Government which aims to enhance talent promotion and training to meet the growing needs of the asset and wealth management (WAM) sector.
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Background

The pilot programme to enhance talent training for the asset and wealth management sector (the WAM Pilot Programme) is funded by the HKSAR Government as part of its effort to facilitate the long-term sustainable development of the sector.  The WAM Pilot Programme will last three years, targeting at undergraduate students and in-service practitioners, with a view to attracting new blood and enhancing the professional competency of the sector.

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Key Objectives

  • To promote the industry with particular focus on students and graduates by allowing them to better understand the full spectrum of functional posts and career prospects of different sub-sectors within the sector
  • To attract and expand the talent pool for middle and back offices such as risk management, compliance and operations
  • To enhance the competency and professionalism of in-service practitioners within the WAM sector for career advancement
  • To assist other practitioners within the financial services industry, particularly those working in small and medium sized institutions, to acquire the knowledge and skills required for entering the asset and wealth management field
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Overview of WAM Pilot Programme

The WAM Pilot Programme has three initiatives which are specifically designed for promoting the WAM industry to the younger generation, expanding the talent pool and enhancing the skills and knowledge of financial services practitioners:

 

  1. Promotion and Education, aimed at undergraduate students
  2. Internship Programme, tailored for non-final year undergraduate students
  3. Financial Incentive Scheme for Professional Training, for in-service practitioners from across the financial services industry

 

These initiatives will be rolled out in phases from 2016 to 2019.