Is 2017 a year of bountiful opportunities or uncertainties?

Meeningfully —  February 3, 2017 — Leave a comment


With much happening in the world today, from Brexit to Trump’s presidency, business leaders are beginning to look into the views of economists to help steer their strategy for the year ahead. There is no better time to do so than at the start of a new year.

It was a time for celebrating partnerships and forging new relationships as over 100 Approved Employers and friends join us and Chief Investment Strategist of Standard Chartered Bank, Steve Brice at our annual luncheon as he shared his views on the economic outlook for 2017.

“2017 is the year of the #pivot?” quotes Steve and this means “keeping one foot firmly grounded while you make the shift in a new direction”. How great the pivot is will then determine the degree of uncertainty that surrounds the economy.


Steve identified four pivots to note and they are:

  • Movement from monetary to fiscal evident from the US taking the lead in boosting fiscal policies
  • Movement from deflation to inflation
  • Movement from globalisation to protectionism
  • Shift from Pax Americana to multi-polarity where there is potential Asian pivot away from the US towards China

These are elaborated further in Steve Brice’s presentation which can be downloaded here.

The ACCA Employers’ Luncheon 


We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our employer partners who made time in your schedule to sit down for lunch with us.

With a breath-taking view of the Marina Bay as a backdrop, we hope you enjoyed your time with us as much as we enjoyed having the pleasure of your company.

So is it a year of opportunities or uncertainties for us here at ACCA?

Definitely opportunities!

We look forward to being your partner in growing your finance capabilities and prepare your businesses for the future, firmly rooting in the ACCA values.


ACCA Chief Executive, Helen Brand addresses our Approved Employers


Helen Brand, ACCA Chief Executive mentioned this at the event, ” As our partners, you create the conditions for our aspiring ACCA members to reach their professional goals by providing that all-important high-quality experience and support needed for a successful career.”

To achieve this, our employer partners play a big part in developing finance professionals the world needs – and that’s how we can work alongside you, growing your business by giving you the best support we can.

While we make our rounds to understand your needs better, do reach out to us as well if you feel there’s something we can help with.

To a fantastic 2017! 

Our friendly employer relations team can be reached at



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