Looking for a new job in financial services? Ten must-haves when you choose your next opportunity
Written by Vanessa Vrdoljak on September 13, 2016.
Changing jobs is a big step and not one most of us take lightly. Income potential is obviously a big factor to take into consideration but it’s not the only one. We think there are ten must-haves for anyone looking for work in financial services and we also think that Infinity is rare in offering them all:
1. A company that is well-established, stable and secure
Infinity has over a decade of profitable growth in Asia with offices in six different countries. We are also looking to expand into the Middle and Far East. This strong infrastructure offers ample opportunities for experienced financial professionals to develop and take their careers to new highs.
At Infinity, our financial advisers have access to a big toolbox. While we maintain terms of business with most of the leading providers, we do not favour any in particular which gives our consultants the freedom to choose the products which best match the needs of their clients.
3. Exclusive discretionary management services
Infinity’s exclusive relationship with leading investment management firm, Tilney Bestinvest (TBI), differentiates us from our competitors. TBI are based in London and have won a wealth of major industry awards. Our partnership with them allows our consultants to present world-class investment solutions unavailable to our competitors. TBI’s portfolio range is independently monitored and consistently produces above-benchmark returns.
4. The security of regulation
Infinity is regulated in Asia by the Labuan Financial Services Authority and in Hong Kong by the Confederation of Insurance Brokers (HKICB). Our other offices adhere to the same high standards and operating procedures. Tilney Bestinvest is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
5. Multiple income streams and transparency
At Infinity we offer highly competitive commission rates, trail income, discretionary fund management fees and renewals. We charge no desk fee, local telephone charges or business courier costs. All office costs are met by Infinity. In addition, all consultants are eligible for the company’s group medical insurance plan. Subject to meeting certain performance targets, base level premiums will be refunded.
6. Opportunities for career development
As we continue to expand, opportunities regularly arise both in terms of role within the company and expansion into new territories. We already support a number of consultants who trip into countries as varied as Burma, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and South Korea and there will be possible future opportunities in the Middle and Far East. We have a structure in place that enables consultants to move up to management level and can demonstrate a track record of promoting members of the consultancy team. We recognise that growth is not possible without exceptional people on our team and for the high flyer there is no ceiling to what can be achieved with a career at Infinity.
7. A strong brand and marketing
Infinity spends over $150,000 a year on marketing and has a full-time marketing manager supplemented by a freelance team. Our marketing mix include regular advertisements in publications, a strong online presence through our website blogs plus presence on all the major social networks. In addition, we regularly run events and seminars as well as providing financial and practical support for individual marketing initiatives. If you have your own marketing plan our team can turn it into a reality.
8. First-class administration and back office support
The backbone of our client servicing team has been with Infinity for nearly ten years and provides the very best support to the consulting team.
9. Cutting-edge IT
Technology is an important part of our business. We have state-of-the-art systems allowing 24/7 monitoring of investments for both clients and consultants. In addition, we have a tailor-made CRM system to ensure efficient ownership of prospects and allocation of leads.
10. Experienced management and support
Infinity has a dedicated training and ongoing professional development centre based in our Phnom Penh office that is on hand to assist, train and motivate all consultants whether they are fresh to the industry or seasoned veterans. We actively encourage continuing professional development assisting our consultants in obtaining higher level professional qualifications. Infinity refunds the examination fees for consultants that are successfully awarded relevant qualifications.
You will struggle to find a better place to work in the financial services industry in Asia. If you would like to become a part of our growing team, please send a covering email and CV/résumé to me, Vanessa Vrdoljak (email@example.com).