The role of a financial advisor is to come up with potential strategies for clients to plan and reach their financial goals. As clients are concerned about investment returns, a professional and experienced financial advisor would build a good relationship by understanding the clients’ needs and create investment portfolios designed specifically to meet the goal of individual clients. Here, Top 10 of Malaysia shares its pick of the top ten successful financial advisory firms (arranged in no particular order) that are licensed by Bank Negara and Securities Commission Malaysia.
Excellentte Consultancy Sdn Bhd
Founded by Alfred Sek in 1997, Excellentte Consultancy Sdn Bhd is a financial advisory firm licensed by both Bank Negara and Securities Commission Malaysia. Its aim is to deliver professional and comprehensive financial services to its clients. Excellentte’s vision is to be the most professional, productive and profitable financial consultancy company in Malaysia. Some of Excellentte’s services includes providing corporate solutions covering business insurance and general insurance; life insurance and retirement planning; investments such as customised investment portfolios and offshore investments, wills and trusts, and foundations.
iFast Capital Sdn Bhd
iFAST Capital Sdn Bhd is a part of iFAST Corporation Ltd (“iFAST Corp”), one of Asia’s largest listed wealth management fintech platform headquartered in Singapore, providing a comprehensive range of investment solutions and services to financial advisory firms, financial institutions, banks, multinational companies, as well as retail and high net worth investors Asia powered by its in-house IT system. Led by Dennis Tan Yik Kuan, iFAST Capital provides a comprehensive range of services that cover investment administration, research support, IT services and backroom functions to wealth advisers. iFAST Capital is a holder of a Capital Markets Services Licence (CMSL) and is licensed by the Securities Commission to conduct dealings in unit trusts, investment advisory services, private retirement scheme (PRS), securities (restricted to OTC Bonds), and fund management in relation to portfolio management.
Blueprint Planning International Sdn Bhd
Blueprint Planning International Sdn Bhd is a one of Malaysia’s leading financial planning specialists that is committed to help its clients realise their financial aspirations. Headed by VP. Thanga, it provides tailored and holistic financial planning services to clients both in Malaysia and abroad. Its financial advisors have the knowledge and experience to assists customers in a wide range of financial areas inclusive of comprehensive financial planning and Islamic financial planning. Blueprint International (BPI) is also focused on delivering insurance-based solutions from a range of leading providers.
FA Advisory Sdn Bhd
Established in 2009 under the name of Uniplan Advisory Sdn Bhd, the financial advisory firm changed its name to FA Advisory Sdn Bhd in 2013. Led by Tang Khan Loon, Amy Tan and Sani Hamid, FA Advisory Sdn Bhd is licensed under the Financial Services Act 2013 by Bank Negara Malaysia to conduct the business of a financial adviser. Besides being licensed by Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission of Malaysia, FA Advisory is also licensed under the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 to perform financial planning services. The company empowers Malaysians to live financially secure lives, plan their retirement meaningfully and manage their wealth to realise their individual goals. It has been a member of the Financial Alliance Group since October 2013 and it has successfully established itself as one of the leading independent financial advisory force in Singapore offering unbiased and purposeful financial advice to consumers and corporations.
VKA Wealth Planners Sdn Bhd
Founded by Dato’ Javern C.H Lim, VKA Wealth Planners Sdn Bhd is one of Malaysia’s fastest growing licensed financial planning firm and a leading financial establishment in the country. VKA has been providing innovative financial solutions to Malaysians since 2003. Concurrently it is also a Corporate Unit Trust Adviser (CUTA) and Corporate PRS Adviser (CPRA) Firm licensed by Securities Commission and the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia. It is also a Financial Adviser and Islamic Financial Adviser approved by Bank Negara Malaysia to carry out financial advisory services.
YES Financial Sdn Bhd
Founded by John Chan Ninyii, YES Financial Sdn Bhd was formerly known as YES Wealth Planners Sdn Bhd. The company offers independent holistic financial advice on financial planning services across multiple banking institutions, unit trust management companies, asset management firms, fund managers, corporate trustees, offshore financial institutions, multiple life insurance companies, takaful operators and general insurance companies. It is licensed and regulated by Bank Negara Malaysia as a financial advisers firm and Islamic financial advisers firm. Besides, the company also obtained the Capital Market Service License by Securities Commission Malaysia for financial planning, dealing with securities limited to unit trusts and dealing with private retirement schemes.
Bill Morrisons Wealth Management Sdn Bhd
Bill Morrisons Wealth Management Sdn Bhd is led by Billy Hii and it is a comprehensive financial planning and wealth management company. The company is licensed by Securities Commission of Malaysia under Capital Markets Services License in respect of regulated activity of financial planning, dealing with securities related to unit trust and private retirement scheme under the Capital Markets & Services Act 2007. It offers comprehensive financial planning and wealth management solutions including unit trusts, investments and insurance, private retirement schemes and estate planning as well as providing in-depth portfolio investment analysis and research for client recommendations based on their profiles and objectives.
Legacy Advisory Sdn Bhd
Led by Irene Chan, Legacy Advisory Sdn Bhd was established in 2008 under the wings of Legacy Group as an independent financial advisory firm by Bank Negara Malaysia, Securities Commission and Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia. As one of the widest-product range platforms in the industry, Legacy currently has access to more than 30 local insurance companies, over 200 investment funds and access to accounting and legal professionals. It also has global exposure to numerous financial institutions and access for setting up in different jurisdictions.
I-Max Financial Sdn Bhd
Led by Ivy Yee and Johan Adam Jurohni and founded in 2009, I-Max Financial Sdn Bhd is a financial planning firm licensed by Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission of Malaysia. The company consists of a team of financial advisers that assists its clients to meet their financial needs and goals by equipping them with the right type of financial services and products. It offers client-centric advice and provide diverse solutions to clients in the area of investment management, individual and corporate risk management services and estate planning.
Kenanga Investors Berhad
Kenanga Investors Berhad (KIB) is led by its CEO, Ismitz Matthew De Alwis and it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad, the largest independent investment bank by equity trading value and volume. KIB is licensed to perform regulated activities of fund management dealing in securities (restricted to unit trusts), investment advice, financial planning, and dealing in Private Retirement Schemes (“PRS”) under the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. KIB provides investment solutions ranging from collective investment schemes, portfolio management services as well as segregated private mandates and alternative investments for retail, corporate, institutional clients and high net-worth individuals.