Twenty Four Finance major as members of JFINEX attended the July 13, 2019 National Finance Congress at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University Manila. The JFINEX was invited by the Management of Financial Institutions Association (MAFIA) being a partner organization. With the theme “Expanding Boundaries: Fostering New Ideas and Cultivating Financial Progression” , the event attracted numerous schools and universities such as Asia Pacific College, De La Salle University and University of Santo Tomas.
Sharmaine Chan(NFC2019 Project Head) said “We created this event to bring together extraordinary youth across the country and to listen to what our industry leaders have in store for us. Seeing how the past NFC’s created an avenue for future business leaders to collaborate their ideas lead to vast opportunities on how our country can grow.”
Nine speakers from leading corporate institutions and fintech startups led this year’s National Finance Congress namely Catherine Anne P. Bautista Casas, Vice President of Union Bank of the Philippines and Head of Blockchain Business Development; Kyle Isaac Tan Kua, Financial Controller of Philippine Digital Asset Exchange(PDAX); Lawrence Co, Area 15 Director of Toastmasters International District 75 and Talent Management Officer for Hedge Fund Operations Account at Ifinit-O Manila; John Abad, P&C Pricing Lead Actuary and part of AXA’s Investments Team handling Asset Liability Management; Nichel O. Gaba, CFA, Co-Founder and CEO of PDAX Manila, Philippines, Corporate Advisor at Summer Associate of Evercore Hongkong and Vice President and Head of Corporate Trust and Loan Agency Treasurer, HSBC Retirement Trust Fund Inc. of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Interim Head of Trust Department; Martin Chaves, Recruitment Officer for Bancassurance Distribution; Christine Kuyegkeng, P&G Philippines Chief Financial Officer; John Michael Lapiña, Chief marketing Officer and Co-founder of Investagrams Inc.; and Edwin R. Bautista, President and CEO of Union Bank of the Philippines and an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
The Finance Cordians learned a lot in the congress that they are now aware how theories and applications of Finance influence the industry and the economy.