The first quarter saw a good turn up for the joint presentations by EDB and Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow - Living and Investing through the Family Office in Singapore, which was held on 14 August 2015. The joint presentation by HMRC and Pinsent Masons - The Long Arm of UK Financial Crime Enforcement, which was held on 23 September 2015, also attracted a fairly large attendance. Based on the feedback that was collected from the attendees, we are pleased that both talks had provided good insights to all. For more information on each of these talks, please refer to the summary of the events.
On 11 and 12 November 2015, we will be hosting the STEP Asia Conference at the Marina Bay Sands. This event will see prominent speakers and many members from all over the world converging in Singapore to share knowledge, to network and possibly to conduct business. The program that has been set up for this conference covers a wide range of interesting matters relating to Asia - from increased Compliance, to Government Automatic Exchange of Information, to Philanthropy and many more. To those who have not yet register, please do so quickly to secure your seat. We look forward to seeing you there.
We are sure you would have seen a flyer that we sent out last month regarding the branch's partnership with Special Needs Trust Company Limited (SNTC). SNTC's focus is to enhance the financial security and well-being of those with special needs in Singapore. The branch would like to assist SNTC to bring awareness to the Trust industry in Singapore of the good work that SNTC carries out as well as to appeal to members to offer assistance. Your generosity is very much appreciated.
We have also launched a new look branch website. The re-vamped website aims to be much more up to date and user-friendly.
Last but not least, I want to congratulate the graduates of the STEP Certificate for Financial Services for successfully completing the course.
Chairperson, STEP (Singapore Branch), 2015-2016