​ ​Skills Framework for Financial Services

The Skills Framework for Financial Services provides key information on sector, career pathways, occupations / job roles, as well as existing and emerging skill. 



Future-Enabled Skills

​As the industry undergoes rapid transformation through innovation and the use of technology, industry leaders have identified these industry-wide capabilities needed by finance practitioners in today’s rapidly changing industry. 

These skills will complement existing functional and technical skills required across various job functions.​


​Financial institutions can leverage on the Skills Framework for Financial Services and the IBF Future-Enabled Skills to design progressive human resource management and talent development and learning plans. ​

Utilise the Skills Framework Skills Map to reference the job role descriptions, critical work functions, key tasks and skills for talent attraction, man​​agement of staff’s performance and assessment of their skills need.

Contact us at standards@ibf.org.sg for a discussion on your in-house learning & development plans or on the accreditation of your programmes against these skills.​

You may also access the other Skills Frameworks for development of your organization-wide human resource or talent development plan:

Hear what Financial Institutions had to say about adopting the IBF Standards:

 "By aligning our internal learning and development initiatives with the FICS framework (IBF Standards), we ensure our Relationship Managers and Assistant Relationship Managers develop the required skills and competencies to succeed in the Wealth Management industry."
Mr Francesco de Ferrari 
Managing Director, Head of Private Banking Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse AG

"As part of our efforts to nurture world-class financial professionals, we offer our employees a suite of quality learning and developmental programmes that are accredited by IBF. Our Advanced Diploma in Private Banking -- launched by Bank of Singapore in partnership with the Wealth Management Institute and Nanyang Technological University, and our customised Accreditation Programme in Operational Risk Management -- conducted in collaboration with the Risk Management Institute of National University of Singapore, are prime examples. Through our programmes, we build a strong core of financial talents who are future-ready and reinforce Singapore as one of the world's top financial centres."
Mr Samuel N. Tsien 
Group Chief Executive Officer, OCBC Bank

"AIA supports IBF's initiative to develop competent professionals in the industry through the IBF Financial Planning Standards, and continually seek to empower our AIA Financial Services Consultants (FSCs) with technical knowledge and soft skills to deliver quality advice and service to our customers."
Ms Wong Sze Keed
Chief Agency Officer, AIA Singapore​​​​​​​​