DIFC Academy & CFA Institute unite to upskill investment management professionals

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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DIFC Academy, the education center of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), has entered into a partnership with CFA Institute, the global association of over 190,000 investment management professionals, in order to strengthen the capabilities and proficiencies of financial management professionals.

Under the agreement, DIFC Academy, in collaboration with the CFA Institute, will launch a knowledge hub for banking, finance, and investment professionals, by providing access to the latest industry perspectives and insights through workshops, webinars, conferences, training courses, and thought leadership.

According to the statement, “Financial practitioners, business owners, and investment professionals in DIFC and the wider UAE can also leverage the expertise of the two entities virtually by accessing data-driven content published via the knowledge sharing hub.”

Christian Kunz-DIFC Authority
Christian Kunz
Chief Strategy, Innovation & Ventures Officer
DIFC Authority

“DIFC’s collaboration with the CFA Institute reaffirms our commitment to excellence in financial education and support for upskilling of talent in our global financial community. Together, we are dedicated to empowering the financial services community with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of an ever-evolving global landscape.”

Mr. Antoine Shehadeh, Senior Director, MENA, CFA Institute, said that, “We are delighted to announce our partnership with DIFC, a significant step towards fortifying the professional aptitude and analytical prowess of banking and investment professionals in the region.”

“Through our collective efforts, we aim to champion the ethical standard and market integrity, fostering an environment of exemplary practices and the exchange of knowledge. By doing so, we are confident in delivering tangible value to all stakeholders and solidifying DIFC’s esteemed standing as a preeminent global financial center,” Mr. Shehadeh added.

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