In 2009, while living in Hanoi, I was hired as an on-staff consultant by Thang Long Securities, the brokerage and financial services arm of the Military Bank of Vietnam.

At Thang Long Securities I worked in a team to create a new consulting and special research division called the Financial Institutions Group. Together we crafted specialized market and equities research for partnered investment funds, in addition to several internal projects to bring the firm up to international best practices. We also established a strong presence for Thang Long Securities in the Vietnamese international business community, which boosted the image and reputation of our firm, as well as gave our new division access to many specialized partners for collaboration on consulting projects.

After some initial success we were able to expand our consulting team to eight people. The Financial Institutions Group is currently still operating as a division of Thang Long Securities and executing contracts in the private and public sector.