Dr James Chia left the construction industry and joined the financial planning industry in 1996. That year he became Prudential Singapore’s top agent, an achievement he repeated in 1997. He received a Master of Science in Applied Finance from The National University of Singapore in 1999 and the coveted Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2001. He was also among the first batch of professionals to receive the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in Singapore.
Practicing comprehensive financial planning with IPP Capital Planning (subsequently IPP Financial Advisers Pte Ltd), James was the first and only person teaching financial planning at the Civil Service College from 1997 to 2000. In 2001, he led IPP to be the first company to get ISO 9001 certification in financial planning.
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