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More young Thai talent needed to improve financial markets

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THAILAND still needs a lot of young professionals capable of helping improve the local financial markets.

That is why the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) continues to hold its annual Young Financial Star competition to attract more talent into the field.

Krisada Sektrakul, SET senior executive vice president and head of the Capital Market Education Division, says that with more young professionals joining, more foreign investors will put their money in the Thai financial market through those young talents. Also, with a restructuring in the local markets, there is a need for more professionals.

“Our country is still suffering from a big shortage of professionals,” he said.

Young Financial Star (YFS) is a cooperation between the SET, Muang Thai Life Assurance and other companies. It aims to promote knowledge and understanding in financial planning for youths by studying and competing in a range of intensive and challenging scenarios in finance and investment. The programme has led to networking of the Young Financial Star participants and inspired youngsters to have an increased role in spreading the idea of personal financial management.

The contest – mainly participated in by university students – involves course training, written examination, submitted financial investment plans for different categories and, finally, on-stage competition.


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Joe Miller
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I have been living in Thailand for over 20 years, witnessing the remarkable changes the country has undergone since the Asian Financial Crisis. Throughout my time here, I have lived Phuket, Samui, Hua Hin, and Chiang Mai, but ultimately, I always find myself returning to the bustling city of Bangkok. This dynamic metropolis served as the perfect setting for me to run a software development company and teach at universities. Nowadays, I embrace the digital world, with Bangkok as my home base. My unwavering belief in the enormous potential of Thailand and its people inspired me to create Thaivest. Through this platform, I aim to help individuals from around the globe discover how to thrive and make a fulfilling living in this captivating country.

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