Guardian WM seeks to educate future generations on financial independence

Guardian WM seeks to educate future generations on financial independence

Guardian Wealth Management has launched an educational programme to teach students in the Middle East how to manage their money and finances effectively.

Additionally, financial analysts from The GWM Group will be giving a talk to students at the American University of Sharjah on their experience of working in the financial services sector.

Joseph Borders, a financial planner at Guardian Wealth Management Middle East said of the initiative: “After experiencing first-hand people’s failure to save in the region, or how easy it is to slip into bad debt, we feel it is integral to educate the talent of tomorrow with essential life skills that will ensure they leave higher education with the knowledge to make sound financial decisions.”

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The first of such activities is a partnership with American University of the Emirates to conduct monthly seminars with students on financial education. In the first seminar, students gathered to gain knowledge on financial planning including understanding how to draft a successful financial plan, and the importance of working with a professional to manage assets.

Borders also shared his industry knowledge with students on topics including the core functions of the financial services industry, retail and institutional banking and the role of each function, the investment management industry, financial market knowledge, asset classes, and valuation methods.

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.