Eleanor Ng, CFP®
Associate Director, Advisory Team
Armed Forces Personnel
Freelance Swim Coach
Senior Prison Officer
“Having money provides possibilities for a better quality of life. On the other hand, the lack of it creates limitations that can sometimes break families.”
Extracted from Providend’s purpose statement, this is a quote that resonates deeply with Eleanor.
Being born in a big family where they are asset rich but cash poor, needs were aplenty but there was only this much to go around. As a result, Eleanor grew up to be quite a nifty saver and sound financial planning quickly became a core tenet of her life.
Eleanor brings with her more than 2 decades of experience in the wealth management industry with a specialisation in retirement and investment planning. She is passionate in helping her clients thrive where money and life intersect. She firmly believes that a thriving life has to do with more than money and it all starts with making a decision on your life goals.
Professionally, Eleanor is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) licensee and a member of the Financial Planning Association of Singapore (FPAS). She received her Masters of Quality Management Degree from the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Outside of work, she is a mother of two, an outdoor enthusiast and also a home cook with the sensibility of an expert nutritionist. Also, just in case you are wondering, she has 13 siblings altogether- enough to form a rugby league!
Food I love making
Five-spice pork rolls wrapped in beancurd skin aka Ngoh Hiang
Most memorable outdoor activity
Doing an ultra-hike of 100km in 30 hrs across scenic terrains in New Zealand (add which part of NZ and for Oxfam)
Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao 中国拉面小笼包 at Chinatown Food Center along Smith Street. I can down a plate of 10 Xiao Long Baos all by myself
My healthcare regime
I exercise 5 days a week and 1.5hrs on average per day
Advice for my younger self
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Providing sponsorship support to 2 boys and their family through World Vision International. The boys are aged 8 and 14. One from Israel and another from Nepal.
I have dealt with various FAs and it is only with Providend that i felt comfortable enough to entrust my investments and Financial Planning with. Vincent is very reliable and professional in his dealings, knowledgeable, transparent and honest as well, reflecting the values of the company. No regrets.
The first time I encountered Providend was hearing their CEO Christopher present Providend’s approach to insurance and investment. It opened my eyes to wealth management— until then, I had been running between different insurers and exploring banks to get educated on better managing our finances as a family. They were the first fee-only insurers that I felt I could trust. We felt that they listened and placed our needs above product-pushing, patiently guided us through a meticulous process of fact finding and collating our insurance data as a family (which we dreaded doing on our own!) and above all, empowered us with knowledge on the choices we could make. The annual reviews with our advisor Eleanor gives us clarity on our financial decisions for the new year ahead. Being Providend clients have possibly been the best decision we’ve made as a family.
Prior to knowing about Providend, I have little success in my investments with other banking institutions especially with their upfront 3% charge. I am grateful to my FA Eleanor Ng who introduced me to Provident. I like their fees structure, such as, no charge for portfolio rebalancing which is amazing. Eleanor encouraged me to attend the various client events to keep me updated on various topic ranging from retirement planning to properties. She even took care of my insurance needs. I have been receiving regular Passive Income surpassing my expectations. I will not hesitate to introduce Eleanor to my friends, her personalised and prompt support is a huge plus.
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