< News | 05.05.2017

Engagement in Asia and beyond

Engagement in Asia and beyond

Keith Richards, CII managing director of engagement and CEO of the PFS

The CII has more than 13,000 members overseas, who are supported both centrally and via our regional offices in Hong Kong and India.

International membership growth is a key objective of our new manifesto and, in my role as managing director of engagement at the CII and CEO of the Personal Finance Society, I will be working with our international team to support the development of a wider engagement strategy.

During my recent visit to Asia, the team certainly made sure that I was kept busy with a packed diary of meetings and presentations throughout the five-day visit. At breakfast presentations in both Singapore and Hong Kong, I reflected on the evolution of the UK landscape, highlighting common areas of focus for many governments and regulators. It was a pleasure of meet more than 80 financial advisers across both locations, most of whom serve the expat community across Asia.

I also had the pleasure to address a large and distinguished group of like-minded professionals at a Future Insurance Leaders function arranged by the Chartered Insurance Institute
of Hong Kong and an enthusiastic group of young member volunteers. Demand for the CII to expand its role was evident from both our members, potential members and officials.

The CII is listening… watch this space!


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