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AIA Singapore creates up to 500 new career opportunities for fresh graduates and mid-career switchers impacted by COVID-19

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AIA Financial Career Scheme 2020 will provide eligible candidates with comprehensive financial services training as well as vital financial support whilst undertaking the programme

 

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 21 September 2020 – AIA Singapore today announced the creation of up to 500 new career opportunities, in-depth training and financial support aimed at fresh graduates and mid-career switchers, amid ongoing economic uncertainty and increasing unemployment as a result of COVID-19. AIA’s Financial Career Scheme 2020 is a reinforcement of the continued efforts by the government of Singapore to create and sustain job opportunities for Singaporeans, as the number of retrenchments more than doubled in the second quarter of this year[1].

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Ms Wong Sze Keed, Chief Executive Officer of AIA Singapore, said, “At a time when so many are impacted by retrenchment or are struggling to find jobs, it is vital that we support Singaporeans and permanent residents by creating sustainable and long-term career opportunities.

 

“The AIA Financial Career Scheme 2020 equips individuals with the skills and necessary financial knowledge to pursue a new career path in the financial services industry. By sharing our expertise and industry knowledge, candidates will embark on fulfilling and successful careers, contributing to Singapore’s economic future well beyond COVID-19,” she said.

 

A strategic collaboration between AIA Singapore Private Limited (inclusive of its wholly-owned subsidiary, AIA Financial Advisers Private Limited) and AIA Group’s flagship asset management company, AIA Investment Management Private Limited (AIAIM), the AIA Financial Career Scheme 2020 aims to provide support to individuals seeking careers in Singapore’s financial services sector. Eligible candidates will undertake soft and technical skills training to enhance their industry employability, as well as receive financial support to sustain them whilst enrolled in the programme. Financial support will be provided to qualifying individuals across six financial allowance schemes, ranging from S$2,000 — S$5,000 per month[2], with a bonus earned upon successful completion of certain training modules.

 

“The programme is designed to equip candidates with sound financial and investment knowledge, which will enhance their employability as well as better serve the long-term needs of their clients.” said Mr Cheong Poh Kin, Chief Executive Officer of AIAIM.

 

Suitable candidates who meet AIA’s requirements will be enrolled progressively over a period from 15 September 2020 to 31 March 2021, where successful individuals will receive structured training over an initial 10-month period leading to three certifications comprising:

1.     Associate Financial Planner (AFPCM) / Associate Financial Consultant (AFC) certification, as part of the AIA Premier[3] Programme.

2.     Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Level 1 certification.

3.     Foundation Investment Certification accreditation by AIAIM.

 

After the initial 10-month period, further training programmes will be offered over the total two-year period based on individual candidate preferences and development needs.  

 

In addition, all successful candidates enrolled in the programme will be assigned a mentor who will partner and guide them toward successful completion of the programme and potentially a rewarding career with AIA Singapore or AIA Financial Advisers as an AIA Premier Consultant.   

 

For six consecutive years, the AIA Group has achieved the largest number of MDRT members becoming the only multinational company in the world to have done so. We also maintained our market leadership in agency distribution for six consecutive years, with the largest number of MDRT registered members in Singapore. Internationally recognised as the standard of excellence in life insurance and financial services, AIA’s agency force represents the industry pinnacle in professional knowledge, ethical conduct and outstanding client service. AIA Singapore is also the Winner of The Insurance & Risk Management Sector of the Singapore’s 100 leading graduate employers in 2019/2020 for three consecutive years.

 

Interested candidates can contact us via this link and we will be in touch to share more about the AIA Financial Career Scheme 2020, and how to build a rewarding career with AIA Singapore or AIA Financial Advisers:  https://www.aia.com.sg/en/about-aia/careers/not-just-another-job.html

 

 



[2] Financial allowance is subject to terms and conditions and meeting certain sales validation.

[3] AIA Premier is a structured programme with a comprehensive training and support system to groom new AIA Financial Services Consultants to achieve Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) within 2 years.


About AIA

AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific — wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR[4], Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Vietnam, Brunei, Macau SAR[5], New Zealand, a 99 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, and a 49 per cent joint venture in India.

 

The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai more than a century ago in 1919. It is a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$291 billion as of 30 June 2020.

 

AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia-Pacific, AIA serves the holders of more than 36 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.

 

AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).




[4]Hong Kong SAR refers to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

[5]Macau SAR refers to Macau Special Administrative Region


About AIA Investment Management Private Limited

AIA Investment Management Private Limited (AIAIM) was incorporated in Singapore in 2016 as the hub for regional investment management and central trading for AIA.  AIAIM holds a Capital Markets Services Licence for Fund Management, and Dealing in Capital Markets Products from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. As of 30 June 2020, AIAIM manages around US$118.2 bn across asset classes and has 111 employees. Since incorporation, AIAIM has built specialist teams to supporting and manage asset classes across geographies, having strong research capabilities in Equities, Fixed Income and Alternative Investments. AIAIM solely caters to AIA and dedicate its investment resources to manage the assets of AIA.

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Hunting Releases ControlFire Recon Cartridge

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Titan Division of Hunting Energy Services, a subsidiary of Hunting PLC, the international energy services company, today introduced its new ControlFire Recon cartridge for use in Huntings plug-and-play perforating systems.

This inherently safe select-fire initiation device features the latest ControlFire Recon switch pre-assembled to Huntings patent-pending modular detonator. With ControlFire Recon technology, the user can interrogate the downhole tool string, including detonator resistance “ the first switch on the market to do so. The compact cartridge package allows for simple, wire-free arming at the wellsite, and unparalleled safety and real-time performance during perforating operations.

Compliant with API RP 67 Group 2 initiator requirements, the Recon cartridge is immune to radio frequency, electrostatic discharge and stray voltages up to 500 volts. Huntings ControlFire switch has a near 100% success rate, and is viewed as the industry standard in addressable switch technology.

About Hunting

Hunting PLC is an international energy services provider to the world’s leading upstream oil and gas companies. Established in 1874, it is a premium-listed public company traded on the London Stock Exchange. The Company maintains a corporate office in Houston and is headquartered in London. As well as the United Kingdom, the Company has operations in Canada, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.

The companys Hunting Energy Services Titan Division engineers and manufactures perforating systems, wireline selective firing systems, cased hole logging instruments, nuclear detectors, energetics, and associated wireline hardware and accessories.

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ADVA joins O-RAN ALLIANCE to develop open and disaggregated mobile networks

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ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that it has joined the O-RAN ALLIANCE, a global ecosystem of mobile network operators and technology suppliers driving intelligent, virtualized and fully interoperable mobile networks. ADVAs experience and technology leadership will help the O-RAN ALLIANCE community create innovative open transport solutions. With its 5G X-Haul toolbox comprising optical, packet, edge compute, and timing distribution and assurance technology, ADVA will assist O-RAN ALLIANCE to develop open standards. These will enable the deployment and operation of disaggregated, vendor-neutral RAN infrastructure for a new generation of mobile services.

Our long-standing commitment to openness aligns perfectly with the O-RAN ALLIANCEs goals. By joining the community and adding our end-to-end solution portfolio to the mix, were helping develop specifications for LTE, 5G and beyond and accelerating the deployment of next-generation mobile network architectures, said Anthony Magee, senior director, global business development, mobile, ADVA. One of the key elements were bringing to the table is our innovative approach to disaggregation. By working closely with our O-RAN partners, were helping to extend this into radio access networks, breaking down barriers and creating a disaggregated, centralized model with virtualized RAN.

ADVAs portfolio of open X-Haul technology will help to enhance the O-RAN ALLIANCE ecosystem. Products such as the ADVA FSP 150-XG118Pro provide 10Gbit/s capacity at the radio base station and feature a compute shelf for hosting O-RAN capabilities. ADVAs self-tuning G.metro solution also makes it simple to deploy architectures for low-latency 5G fronthaul. Virtualized RAN technology will be another key element of tomorrows mobile infrastructure. ADVAs Ensemble NFV software enables operators to utilize VNFs on open servers that are centrally coordinated and automatically activated. The O-RAN ALLIANCE is also dedicated to embedding intelligence throughout the RAN infrastructure. To support the power of 5G to transform operations, ADVA FSP 150 devices complement small cell technologies with powerful, intelligent edge capabilities. And finally, ADVAs timing distribution solutions deliver the accuracy needed for advanced radio configurations or precise location services.

Synchronization is fundamental to 5G access network architecture. For many 5G applications, sub-100nsec timing accuracy and ultra-reliability are crucial requirements. Thats why the experience and innovation of our Oscilloquartz team of network timing specialists is one of the most significant areas of expertise were bringing to the O-RAN ALLIANCE, commented Nir Laufer, senior director, product line management, Oscilloquartz, ADVA. With our small-form-factor OSA 5401 PTP grandmaster device and our OSA 5405 integrated PTP grandmaster solutions, were supporting sub-100nsec timing for mobile network fronthaul. These technologies enable MNOs to smoothly transition to next-generation synchronization and provide the scale required to meet the needs of 5G and beyond.


About ADVA ADVA is a company founded on innovation and focused on helping our customers succeed. Our technology forms the building blocks of a shared digital future and empowers networks across the globe. Were continually developing breakthrough hardware and software that leads the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. Its these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital to todays society and for imagining new tomorrows. Together, were building a truly connected and sustainable future. For more information on how we can help you, please visit us at www.adva.com.

Published by: ADVA Optical Networking SE, Munich, Germany www.adva.com

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Elliptic Labs Collaborates with MediaTek to Standardize Ultrasound Framework on MediaTek’s Mobile Platforms

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Elliptic Labs, a global AI software company, today announced its collaboration with MediaTek, a world leading fabless semiconductor company, to standardize Elliptic Labs ultrasound framework to its award winning line of SoCs designed for mobile devices. This cooperation centers on Elliptics Virtual Smart Sensor Platform, enabling rapid and scalable adoption of innovative and critical user experiences, such as proximity detection, contextual awareness, and intuitive 3D gestures, for MediaTek-based mobile devices.

Elliptic Labs Virtual Smart Sensor Platform creates these critical user experiences by using patented algorithms, proprietary machine learning (ML) tools and sensor fusion to create AI Virtual Smart Sensors. This AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform enables OEMs to add wellness detection and innovative new touchless gestures, create sleek new form factors, and enhance the devices security “ all while saving power, reducing costs, eliminating unwanted access to the device and adding features.

Through this collaboration, Elliptic Labs and MediaTek will work together to facilitate, validate and support OEMs in the implementation of Elliptic Labs suite of AI Virtual Smart Sensors on MediaTeks portfolio of mobile platforms. With this new Elliptic Labs enabled solution, OEMs are empowered to create bezel-less full screen mobile devices with cleaner designs by eliminating the need for hardware infrared (IR) sensors, instead utilizing the devices other existing hardware sensors to provide software-based proximity detection with the INNER BEAUTY AI Virtual Proximity Sensor and touchless gestures with the AI Virtual Gesture Sensor.

We are excited to further our relationship with MediaTek to offer our AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform for mobile devices based on their platforms, said Laila Danielsen, Elliptic Labs CEO. With MediaTek being a leader in 5G adoption, we anticipate that this collaboration will bring more and more OEMs exciting and valuable new features to differentiate their offerings. As an innovator and leader in this space, Elliptic Labs brings these critical experiences to these OEMs. This collaboration with MediaTek will give OEMs the scale and standardized framework to bring innovation rapidly to market.

MediaTek has always been at the forefront of mobile design and innovation and this collaboration with Elliptic Labs continues that legacy, said Nathan Li, Senior Director of Wireless Communications Business Unit at MediaTek. As the smartphone market matures, users are more sophisticated and demanding in their expectations of their mobile devices. Elliptic Labs Virtual Smart Sensor Platform will be a critical component for smartphone OEMs to create more intelligent devices to respond to this growing demand.

INNER BEAUTY is a registered trademark of Elliptic Labs.

All other trademarks or service markets are the responsibility of their respective organizations.

About Elliptic Labs

Elliptic Labs is headquartered in Norway with presence in the USA, China, South-Korea, and Japan. Founded in 2006 as a research spin-off from Norways Oslo University, it is now a global enterprise targeting the smartphone, laptop, IoT, and automotive markets. The Companys patented AI software combines ultrasound and sensor-fusion algorithms to deliver intuitive 3D gesture, proximity and presence sensing experiences. Its scalable AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform creates software-only sensors that are sustainable, eco-friendly, and already deployed in over 100 million devices. Elliptic Labs is the only software company in the market that has delivered detection capabilities using AI software, ultrasound and sensor-fusion deployed at scale. Elliptic Labs technology and IP are developed in Norway and solely owned by the Company.

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