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Presidents Message

 

Dear FSMA members,


It is with great humility and honour to serve as your President for 2017/2018. Over the past few years, through the relentless hard work put in by our previous committees, FSMA has grown from strength to strength.  As it stands today, I am proud to announce that we now have more than 1000 members; the record breaking figure represents an increase of about 60% in membership growth - the critical mass that the Association need to be an effective representative body. I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to all members for your strong support and faith in us and we trust that this number would continue to grow.

 
Our industry has always faced challenges in the past and will continue to be confronted with new challenges in the future. Regardless of the odds, we had always found ways to manage them and I am sure we will continue to rise above the waves. One of our new challenges is how we are going to manage the digital and online initiatives that some companies in our industries are adopting. The rapid changes have caused much concern amongst the agency force but I believe our perception and attitude will inevitably affect our approach. It is undeniable that the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI), can further enhance our work in our service to our clients. However, as our business has also got to deal with the human emotional aspects besides just pure business transactions, surveys conducted locally and overseas have shown that clients still prefer to meet up with a financial consultant they can trust to discuss their aspirations and concerns when it comes to their financial planning needs.


The changes mean that the roles and functions of agency leaders will also be increasingly complex and even more demanding. Thus, to remain relevant and have that winning edge, agency leaders must continue to enhance their knowledge and upgrade their skills if they hope to be able to mentor and inspire their people, who in turn can continue to value-add by providing true professional advice and consultation to address their clients’ needs.

 

At FSMA, we are fully committed and would do our best to cater to our members changing needs. We are currently running AMTC student courses at various insurance companies and aim to open up other programmes such as CIAM, Pacesetter and Field Management Seminar (FMS). Your support to our training programs is imperative to the continuous growth and success of our Association.

 

Last but not least, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone once again for your support to the association and would like to wish everyone a productive and record breaking 2017.


Thank you.


Warmest Regards,


Bernard Lim

FSMA President 2017/18