26 March 2014 (George Town, Grand Cayman) ● Cayman Finance Chief Executive Officer, Gonzalo Jalles, presented local college student Reeva McLaughlin with a Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 as the draw prize winner of the “Fact or Fiction” competition run by the organisation at the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Careers, Education and Training Expo held on Friday, March 14, 2014.
The competition was run to help dispel myths about the financial services sector among the local community and particularly in this case among Cayman’s youth.
“It’s important for young people researching career options to know you don’t have to be just an accountant or lawyer to work in financial services.” Mr. Jalles said. “There are a wide variety of occupations available, including marketing, human resources, and IT. It was a pleasure to have an opportunity to speak with local high school students, and we were thrilled to have so many ask questions and enter our competition.”
“Much of Cayman Finance’s focus is on educating at an international level; however, we are always seeking to engage in other local events to capture the minds of our local population. We want to ensure they become our biggest supporters,” he said. “A huge part of our mission is to cultivate more accurate perceptions of the financial services industry in and outside of Cayman.”
Reeva, a 20-year old student at the University College of the Cayman Islands perusing her Associates Degree in Arts and Business Administration, says “Thank you Cayman Finance for hosting the quiz; I am so excited to win the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2. The contest was also really awesome because I got to learn some new facts about the financial services industry.”