THAILAND still needs a lot of young professionals capable of helping improve the local financial markets.
That is why the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) continues to hold its annual Young Financial Star competition to attract more talent into the field.
Krisada Sektrakul, SET senior executive vice president and head of the Capital Market Education Division, says that with more young professionals joining, more foreign investors will put their money in the Thai financial market through those young talents. Also, with a restructuring in the local markets, there is a need for more professionals.
“Our country is still suffering from a big shortage of professionals,” he said.
Young Financial Star (YFS) is a cooperation between the SET, Muang Thai Life Assurance and other companies. It aims to promote knowledge and understanding in financial planning for youths by studying and competing in a range of intensive and challenging scenarios in finance and investment. The programme has led to networking of the Young Financial Star participants and inspired youngsters to have an increased role in spreading the idea of personal financial management.
The contest – mainly participated in by university students – involves course training, written examination, submitted financial investment plans for different categories and, finally, on-stage competition.