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Promoting financial literacy

BIBD Securities (BIBDS) recently held a Financial Awareness Seminar in collaboration with Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) School of Business and Economics.

Almost 200 participants attended the virtual talk which focussed on how good financial planning can help secure one’s future.

BIBDS Managing Director Haji Muhammad Yazid bin Dato Paduka Haji Mahadi emphasised the role of BIBDS in creating a world class Syariah-compliant asset management platform with financial literacy being the core of BIBDS.

“At BIBDS, promoting financial literacy is one of our core foundations. It is in our mission to help our clients by providing a diversified portfolio of Syariah compliant investment solutions, coupled with a bespoke financial planning service,” he said.

“Against the backdrop of current volatility in the global markets and the low rate environment, we strive to provide alternative avenues for clients to build their wealth over the long-term.”

Panellists at the BIBDS seminar. PHOTO: BIBD

Joining the BIBDS Managing Director on the panel were Head of Institutional Asset Management Jason Wong, BIBDS Relationship Manager Abegail Lo and BIBD Asset Management Multi Assets Manager Nur Ezza binti Haji Mohd Hani.

Mohd Adrian bin Dr Haji Azaharaini from BIBD Asset Management moderated the seminar.

The seminar covered the basics of investing, as well as an interactive panel discussion which provided an insight into the day-to-day activities of BIBDS, setting an investment mindset and different approaches to investing.

BIBDS recently won Best Investor Education at the Asia Asset Management Best of the Best Awards, which is a testament to the commitment and dedication in raising awareness on financial literacy to help the public build a strong financial foundation.

In line with BIBDS’ environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) values and overall business objectives, BIBDS remains committed to furthering investor education in Brunei.

In 2021, various investor education initiatives were targetted at the grass-roots level, delivering a number of educational initiatives catered to both retail and institutional segments.

BIBDS also partnered with local social media influencers to co-develop storyboards and posts on Instagram aimed at educating new investors and introducing financial concepts.

As a Partner in Progress, promoting financial awareness is being undertaken as part of a wider commitment to sustainability and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG4 and SDG8.