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Michael Armstrong

Financial Services consultant

CPA (Aust), MBA, BEc

Michael Armstrong has 20 years experience in financial services working in senior management positions with international banks, Citibank and HSBC. He has spent the last 11 years in Asia, based in Hong Kong and now in Singapore. In 2005 Michael established his own financial services consulting and training company working with firms in Asia and the Middle-East. He creates and delivers programs to develop product, sales and management personnel in the areas of wealth management, investments, consumer finance and Product Management/Development.

Before moving to Hong Kong to join HSBC in 1998, Michael worked with Citibank Australia across all areas of its consumer business. He had extensive involvement in developing new products including the innovative revolving mortgage, money market at-call accounts and credit cards. In addition he developed new sales effectiveness protocols for the mortgage sales force and built channel profitability and capacity models for operations.

Michael was hired by HSBC in Hong Kong as Asia-Pacific Regional Manager for Asset Products. In this position he launched over 25 new lending products across 10 countries, co-wrote the regional consumer credit policy and developed standardised profitability reporting. In 2001 Michael was tasked with developing the Internet online proposition for HSBC consumer banking, covering strategy and proposition development, IT, marketing and operations. This role was later expanded to include responsibilities for all direct channels including ATM, self-service terminals, mobile banking and telephone.

In 2004 Michael was appointed as Senior Manager, Customer Propositions, a newly created role to bring together product, marketing and sales teams to ensure a cohesive and consistent client experience.

In mid-2005, after leaving HSBC and moving to Singapore, Michael established a financial services consultancy.  He has worked with clients across many areas of banking and financial services with a focus on improving sales effectiveness and product development processes.

Michael is a regular speaker and Masterclass facilitator at banking conferences and travels regularly within Asia and the Middle East.

Selected Speaking Events

Speaker & Masterclass leader: Private Banking Asia Conference, Singapore, 2008 & 2007Speaker: China International Banking Convention, Beijing, October 2006Forum Chairman: Future of Banking in China Conference, Shanghai, December 2005Speaker: Asian Banker Wealth Management Forum, Hong Kong, November 2005

Selected Clients

UBS Private Bank, Singapore, Hong KongABN AMRO Private Bank Dubai, Wealth Management ProgramCommercial Bank of Dubai, Wealth Management ProgramBKME(AUB), Kuwait Private Banking Wealth Management ProgramAIA Hong Kong, Wealth Management ProgramNational Bank of Kuwait; Personal Banker trainingGulf Bank, Kuwait, Wealth Management ProgramNational Bank of Dubai, Sales Management ProgramDubai Financial Market, Wealth Management ProgramIIR Chartered Wealth Manager Program, DubaiIIR Certified Mortgage Manager Course, DubaiSAMBA, Market Analyst Program, RiyadhAsian Banker, Certified Wealth Manager, Kuala LumpurAsian Banker, Mortgage Masterclass, DubaiMashreq Bank, Dubai, Branch Profitability ProgramPing An Insurance, China, Development of Distribution strategyAsian Development Bank, Manila, Re-design of Information architecture for both Internet and Intranet websites.

His particular interest is in developing wealth management services and driving more effective channel distribution strategies.

Specialized in: Chartered Wealth Manager, Registered Financial Specialist, Chartered Market Analyst, Chartered Asset Manager, Chartered Financial Marketer, Chartered Mortgage Analyst
Upcoming Scheduled Courses
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Previously Conducted Courses
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ChMA - Chartered Mortgage Analyst™ 16 - 20 March 2008 JW Marriott Hotel • Dubai Download PDF | More Info |
FAD-CMA - Chartered Market Analyst-In House 06-10 April 2008 Kuwait
FAD-CMA - Chartered Maeket Analyst-In House 06-10 April 2008 Kuwait
CWMP - Chartered Wealth Manager - In House 14 - 17 June 2008 Commercial Bank of Dubai
FAD-CMA - Certificate in Financial Analyst 13 -17 July 2008 Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai Download PDF |
CWMP - Chartered Wealth Manager - IN HOUSE (QATAR) 12 - 16 October 2008 Qatar
FAD-CMA - Certified in Financial Analysis 26 - 30 October 2008 AAFM Training Center, Salhia Complex Kuwait Download PDF |
CWMP - Chartered Wealth Manager 02 - 06 November 2008 AAFM Training Center, Salhia Complex Kuwait Download PDF |
CWMP - Chartered Wealth Manager 02 - 06 November 2008 AAFM Training Center, Salhia Complex Kuwait Download PDF |
FAD-CMA - Chartered Market Analyst 20 - 23 December 2008 JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai U.A.E
RFS - Registered Financial Specialist 08-12 February 2009 AAFM Training Center, Salhia Complex Kuwait Download PDF |
CWMP - Chartered Wealth Manager 01-05 March 2009 AAFM Training Center, Salhia Complex Kuwait Download PDF |
CPM - Chartered Portfolio Manager 05 - 09 April 2009 Cairo, Egypt
CPM - Chartered Portfolio Manager 26 - 30 April 2009 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, U.A.E Download PDF |
Financial Analyst Designate-Chartered Market Analyst(FAD-CMA - Financial Analyst Designate-Chartered Market Analyst 10 - 14 May 2009 Dubai, U.A.E
ChMA - Chartered Mortgage Analyst 31 May 2009 - 04 June 2009 Dubai, U.A.E
CWMP - Chartered Wealth Manager 05 - 09 July 2009 AAFM Training Center, Salhia Complex Kuwait Download PDF |
CPM - Chartered Portfolio Manager 27 September - 01 October 2009 AAFM Training Center, Salhia Complex Kuwait Download PDF |
FAD-CMA - Financial Analyst Designate - Chartered Market Analyst 01-05 November 2009 AAFM Training Center, Salhia Complex Kuwait

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