About CIGA

What is CIGA?

The CIGA Network is the home for global independent advisers that wish to serve cross-border clients better. Through connection, co-education, and collaboration, we advance the knowledge, the process, and the quality of cross-border advice.


CIGA stands for:

CIGA also came from the word “世界”, pronounced “Se Gai” in Taiwanese, our Founder’s
mother tongue. It represents her vision that through its members, The CIGA Network will bring
together global-minded, fiduciary advisers around the world beyond her existing circles.

A Word from CIGA's Founder

Hui-chin Chen, CFP®


Hui-chin is the Principal of Pavlov Financial Planning, a Registered Investment Advisor in the USA. She has run the business and served her cross-border clients in a location independent fashion since 2013. A native of Taiwan, she has since lived and worked in India, Mexico, New Zealand, China, and Saint Lucia, beyond the US and Taiwan.
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The CIGA Team

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Rachelle Whitcraft

Brand and Graphic Design
Rashyel is an artistic female entrepreneur with an affinity for design and detail. She is originally from the Philippines and currently lives in the US where she runs Rashyel Virtual Solutions. She loves working with female entrepreneurs who are passionate about their work and want to express themselves in a visually rich and engaging way.

Laura Pohl

Webinar Manager
Laura is a photographer and filmmaker studying to become a Certified Financial Planner. Her professional background includes working as a financial journalist in the United States and South Korea, photographing everything from weddings to disaster relief response, and editing short films about humanitarian issues. She lives in South Africa.
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Sibo Simpson

Platform Design and Admin
Sibo is in responsible for the development and technical support of the platform. Originally form Zambia, now living in USA, she started Lumela Web, a web design company that she can run remotely as she moves around the world as a military spouse.
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Michelle Gualta

Community Manager
Michelle is the Community Manager and acts as the bridge between The CIGA Network and its members. She is a native of Southern California however she now resides in New York with her partner and dog, where she works remotely in the restaurant tech industry.


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