KUALA LUMPUR, 30 October 2019 – Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Malaysia had their 8th Annual Conference today at Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia. This year’s theme of the conference is “LEVEL UP”.
The Association is honoured to have Yang Amat Berhormat Tun Dr. Daim Zainuddin as the Guest of Honor for this event. During Tun’s keynote speech, he has highlighted a few points about Malaysia’s current economy development status, a challenging and changing world where technology is the primary force of change.
“We need to Level Up and go beyond mere words instead of patting ourselves on the back with rhetorical posturing devoid of concrete measures and plans.”
Tun Dr. Daim Zainuddin
Importantly, Tun Dr. Daim highlighted that the role of Financial Advisers a.k.a Financial Professionals is crucial in providing appropriate and professional advice to the investors, binding with the recently launched National Strategy for Financial Literacy.
Financial Advisers (FA) are well positioned to value-add to Financial Education Network’s (FEN) agenda and achievement of National Strategy’s objectives. Their professional advise can help the clients on planning their future and take ownership of their financial goals.
FAs are also the information bridge to fill up the gap by improving Malaysians’ understanding on financial and investment concept, products, benefit and identifying pitfalls. By leveraging on technology, FAs can explore partnerships via Fintech and at the same time expanding their market to the underserved.