Graduate Advisory Group is a group of financial consultants representing Great Eastern Financial Advisers Private Limited
We take pride in recruiting only graduates and serving predominantly a graduate clientele base. Our youthful and vibrant team hopes to make a difference in our small way to the financial advisory landscape by providing quality tied agency advisory work.
Alvin Choong (Rep No CYS200091060)BSc Business (Hons), AFC, DipFP
Upon graduation, Alvin was offered many career opportunities but decided that he wanted to do something “mobile” where he gets to meet lots of people and pursue his interest in wealth management. Alvin is also an avid sportsman besides devoting time to his family. He appreciates the many values gained from sports and these values supports his approach towards business management. Today Alvin derives satisfaction from helping his clients to retire in dignity and make provision for funding their medical services regardless of their financial status.
Esther Teng (Rep No TPK200094237)BSc Business (Hons), DipFP
Esther Teng has been a financial consultant with Great Eastern Financial Advisers Pte Ltd for 10 years. She graduated with a BSc Business Degree and has since joined the industry, serving her clients since. Other than being committed in serving her clients in areas of wealth management, Esther spends a good amount of time on competitive floorball, a sport that she has been playing for 7 years. She believes in keeping fit and leading a healthy lifestyle!
That’s however not all that she believes in. She subscribes to the MDRT whole person concept, where Health, Relationships, Spritual Well Being, Education, Financial, Service and Career are all equally important to contribute to her constant energy, peace of mind, improved productivity and finally a greater sense of fulfillment in what she does, because Life does not merely revolve around the career and the financial success, but the ability to spend quality time with the people who matter, yet put a smile on her client’s faces!
Alvin Poon Yung Onn (Rep No PYO200095261)BSSc (Hons.) Political Science, ChFC
Raised in a humble family with ethos of thrift and education, he wanted to pay it forward to those around him. Just like countries aiming to increase the standards of living for citizens, he once insisted, good financial advisory helps to allay fears of money woes and sets up good processes to an early and happy retirement! He takes interest in current affairs and social issues, having graduated from NUS with a Political Science degree. An appetite for continuous learning has seen him recently complete the rigorous Chartered Financial Consultant® programme. With the vagaries of the modern world, trust and sincerity are things which he stands firmly by, and most of his clients would agree with his philosophy on service. Alvin has also completed more than five marathons to date, plays tennis regularly and participated in team sports events from time to time. On occasions, he has gone out of his way to serve as a life coach and motivator for some of his clients. After all, he feels that the spiritual side gives you the raison d’être to lead an engaging and fulfilling life.
Chester Chen (Rep No CJC200096408)BSc Banking & finance, AFC
Chester joined Graduate Advisory Group in 2009. He is one of the pioneers in the group and has raked up valuable experience in meeting and planning for his clients from different backgrounds. His clients range from the average man on the street to Forbes listed 50 richest man. Still active and involved in his national service as a command appointment holder for his police division, Chester believes in being involved with the community and translates that passion to his work as a financial consultant. A firm believer in fair dealing and education as well, he is constantly upgrading himself through courses such as the Chartered Financial Consultant (CHFC). He has millions (Singapore dollars) of assets currently under his management and feels indebted to his clients for the trust, belief and support they have in him. This responsibility is a key factor in his progression in his career and what drives him to achieve more, knowing that he had done well for people he meets and being a positive influence to them and his own associates.
Ong Lin Eng June (Rep No OLE200101471)NUS Bsc Economics (Hons), Joint Degree Programme with University of North Carolina. DipFP
As an economic major, June has a keen interest in financial markets, particularly in the aspect of wealth protection and accumulation. In her pursuit of the most suitable career to match her interest, she stumbled upon Graduate Advisory Group. Having had a rough childhood and having to support herself since young, she understands the importance of planning ahead to achieve financial freedom early in life. She also realised that fellow working professionals too are keen to find out how they can safeguard and grow their hard earn money meaningfully. She gains the most satisfaction when her client appreciates the work she has done for them. And she enjoys building meaningful long term relationship with her clients while helping them to realize their dreams.
Chew Wai Loon (Rep No CWL300114250)BSc Mathematics and Statistics
Wailoon was offered positions in banks and management consulting firms upon graduation, but he felt that the corporate way of life was not meant for him. Instead, he was keen on pursuing a career whereby he could dictate his own progression and success. Backed by his interest in Mathematics and personal finance, a career in wealth management seemed inevitable. Through various leadership positions in the sports field, Wailoon is able to transfer relevant skills forward to growing his business while focusing on helping his clients reach their goals. Wailoon enjoys building long term working relationships with all his clients and derives great satisfaction from helping clients take control of their financial future and seeing how it positively impacts upon their lives and lives of their family.
Reena Guo Yuting (Rep No GYX300061176)B.A(Arch) Hons., AFP
Upon graduation from NUS school of Architecture, Reena began her career as a Personal Financial Consultant in OCBC Bank and was quickly promoted. Despite the opportunities lying ahead in her banking career, her desire to be manage her own clients led her to be a Financial Consultant.
A closet film buff, Reena has a secret stash of DVDs with genre ranging from history to mystery. Picking up lessons from some of the films, she learned to better understand the demands of the society and lifestyles of different clients.
Melissa Choi (Rep No CYF300118291)BSc Accounting & Finance (Hons), AFC
Upon graduating with Honours in Accountancy, Melissa wanted to be in the finance industry so that she is able to use her knowledge and skills to value add her clients. Melissa is also a lifestyle blogger besides devoting time with her loved ones. Penning down her product reviews in hopes to add value to her readers as part of her past time. Today, she derives satisfaction when she is able to do good for her clients when their investments is doing well and during bad times such as making a claim for her valued clients.
David Chen (Rep No. CQD300161661)BSc Management, AFC
Prior to joining this industry, David spent 5 years in SAF serving as a career soldier. Upon witnessing the lack of financial planning knowledge in both the public and private sectors, David took up a business degree and professional courses to learn how he can better help his peers manage their finances. Growing up in a humble family, coupled with the experience of working a wide range of different personalities allows David to fully empathize with people from different walks of life. Today, David is motivated to ensure that his clients and friends have access to ethical and professional financial advisory services. Like the ethos of uniformed personnel, it is his mission to do good for his clients.
Peter Choong (Rep No PCS300128210)B.Eng Material Science Engineering (Hons), AFC
Peter enjoys interacting with people and being able to assist them in their financial planning. He had seen how this has helped his parents first hand and since this is a career that also allows him to help people, he decided to embarked on a career that is different from what he studied. Being an engineer at heart, it allows Peter to see viewpoints from a logical perspective and to dissect problems down to the root so to allow him to be able to plan comprehensively and thoroughly for clients in their given circumstances. His experience as a leader in the Boys’ Brigade had taught him many valuable lessons on service which he applies to his daily work. The highlight of his career has so far had been that he has assisted in the personal legacy planning of one particular business owner who wanted to leave more inheritance to her three children. It brought him technical challenges and job satisfaction that he had always seek in his career.
Teo Kai Xin (Rep No TKX300203812)Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
From a civil servant to a financial consultant, Kaixin’s decision for a career switch was prompted by the need for new challenges and ability to impact lives. As a new mother, she believes in the importance of good and early financial planning for her child.
Kaixin enjoys quality time with family and playing sports. She values the experiences and friendship forged from participating in competitions.
Today Kaixin derives satisfaction from being able to make positive changes to her clients’ lives in every small ways, be it for themselves or their families. She wants to ensure that her clients lead a life that they deserved.
Jeremy Yeo (Rep No YMY300311029)DipENG
When Jeremy was 19 years old, he was hospitalised for a month due to collapsed lungs. The close brush with death itself made him understand the importance of financial planning even at a young age. After graduation, he went to work in a foreign bank but soon realised that he could establish a deeper and meaningful working relationship with his clients as a financial advisor. The only motivation for Jeremy right now every single day, is to reach out to as many people as he can, to share the importance of having a comprehensive portfolio that comprises not just of protection, but also accumulating wealth through different platforms that GEFA has to offer. He never looked back since.
Winifred (Rep No TZE300326276)B.Sc (Hons 1) in Biological Sciences (ABP)
Winifred enjoys interacting with people and learning about their life experiences. She began her financial planning career while she was an undergraduate in NTU and decided to continue pursuing this rewarding career despite being offered attractive jobs, as she could dictate her own progression and success, and at the same time derive satisfaction from making a difference to her clients’ lives. Through her various leadership positions in sports and student committees, Winifred is also able to transfer relevant skills to this career. Other than committing her time to managing her clients’ financial portfolios, she spends a good amount of time with her family and her interests such as dance, yoga and jamband. Backed by her science background and strong interest in finance since young, she was able to see viewpoints logically and dissect problems thoroughly so as to comprehensively plan for her clients. What drives her to achieve more is knowing that she had done the essentials for people she meets, and being a positive influence to them.
Leong Yong Peng val (LYP300329717)Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Upon graduating, Val spent his initial years as a counsellor and a basketball coach. He had a passion for interacting with people and finds satisfaction in being able to impact people in their lives. While growing up, Val was always interested in finance and how to put his finances to better use. So when the opportunity came for him to start a career as a financial consultant, the choice was inevitable. Val is able to make good use of his interpersonal skills to understand his clients better; to help impact their lives and also leadership qualities from his sports background to help grow his business as well. Val prides himself upon reliability, and will ensure that his clients are well taken care of and that they lead a life that they deserve. In his free time, Val still contributes back to the basketball community by coaching for his club and school hoping once again that he will be able to impact their lives through basketball.
Hayley Kong Xin Ni (Rep No KXN300403838)NUS B.Sc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences
Despite interning at A*Star, Hayley’s passion for research was remoulded after her family went through a financial crisis. Having resolved the ordeal since, she saw for herself the importance of early financial planning, which is seldom taught in schools. This inspired her to join the financial services industry upon graduation. Her goal is to help individuals like her younger self gain financial independence and freedom. With a bubbly and affable personality, Hayley enjoys building life-long relationships with her clients and walking them through life’s major milestones. Her past experiences in research and sports empower her to analyse financial situations from unique perspectives and tailor the best solutions for her clients. Besides her commitment to transform the financial consulting industry, Hayley still makes time to give back to the society through charity runs and financial planning talks.
Leung Wai Ming (Rep No LWM300359246)BSc of Business Studies in Marketing
Prior to joining this industry, Waiming was once a representative of Singapore Basketball player. Basketball is the only passion he deemed as. Unfortunately, WaiMing had to put a stop to basketball due to injuries. Upon graduation, He was introduced into financial services industry by his fellow Basketball teammate from Graduate Advisory Group. He knew he had to look for a career that will ignite his passion; constantly challenges him and provides an avenue where his effort will be recognized.
WaiMing loves to work with clients from all walks of life and pride himself to go the extra mile to ensure every person he meets will receive personalized financial advisory services.
LIM JING WEN (Rep No LJW300474151)BSc Marketing (Hons), Dip Pharmaceutical SciGrowing up in a humble family, Jing Wen supported herself since young. After being in the pharmaceutical industry for 4years, she felt that the corporate life was not meant for her. Her decision for a career switch was prompted by the need for new challenges and ability to make a difference.From a logical perspective, it allows her to be able to plan comprehensively and thoroughly for clients in their given circumstances. Jing Wen gains the most satisfaction when her client appreciates the work she has done for them. And she enjoys building meaningful long term relationship with her clients while helping them take control of their financial future. The drive for her is knowing that she has a positive influence to people she met.
HR Manager: Geraldine Law
With 7 years of HR experience, Geraldine hopes to provide guidance to the candidates for their career advancement with Graduate Advisory Group. Having the expertise in this area, she is professional and determined to value add to the company’s growth. Today Geraldine derives satisfaction from being able to make positive changes and impact to her candidate’s career path.
HR Manager: Tan Lijue
From her 5 years of experience in Singapore Power, she started from scratch and found her passion in recruitment. Her communication background aided her in learning the ropes of human resource. Counting herself lucky, Lijue is grateful for all the guidance and mentorship she has received. She hopes to give back by sharing a tip or two at the end of every interview to young graduates who are in search of a dream career.
Recruitment Manager: Celine Chung
With a Marketing Degree and no Human Resource background, Celine has never imagined herself to be working as a Recruitment Manager. She first joined Graduate Advisory Group as a Business Development Manager, creating and hosting various events for her team. Subsequently, with strong guidance and trust of her managers, she was given more responsibilities in talent hunting and training and development of new recruits. Celine hopes to be able to continue growing with the company as well as building stronger connections with the people here.