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NASDAQ Dubai Academy to provide training for the CFA Institute Claritas Investment Certificate

PUBLISHED ON 16-Mar-2014
NASDAQ Dubai Academy to provide training for the CFA Institute Claritas Investment Certificate

‘Claritas Prep Pro’ course to be conducted in association with Genesis Institute

NASDAQ Dubai Academy will provide an intensive training course to prepare candidates for the Claritas® Investment Certificate examination, a new international education and ethics standard across the financial services sector offered by the CFA Institute.

The two-month course will give candidates a thorough and practical understanding ofhow the investment industry works and those who complete the certificate will emerge with a clear understanding of the investment industry and their professional responsibilities within it. The Claritas Investment Certificate is accessible to a wide range of professionals working with investment decision makers in functionssuch as marketing to client services, from HR to IT, and from compliance to legal.

Conducted in association with Genesis Institute, the ‘Claritas Prep Pro’ course will start in April at NASDAQ Dubai’s offices, with two three-hour evening sessions per week.

Hamed Ali, Chief Executive of NASDAQ Dubai, said: “NASDAQ Dubai has a mission to promote knowledge and education across the Middle East’s capital markets. The Claritas Investment Certificate provides a broad understanding of practices and principles that will be very valuable to individuals working in the industry and the companies that employ them, as well as supporting the development of the financial services sector.”

Topics covered range from understanding different asset classes and how to make investment decisions, to examining the structure of the capital markets as well as risk management and regulation. The course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive examples.

Binod Shankar, Managing Director & Trainer at Genesis Institute, said: "Our mission at Genesis is to deliver high quality financial training including programmes such as the Claritas Investment Certificate, a unique certificate from CFA Institute that is essential for a broad range of jobs in the financial services industry. We see significant potential and hence we are happy to introduce this first public course for the Certificate in the region, in association with NASDAQ Dubai Academy."

Nitin Mehta, CFA, Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa operations for CFA Institute, commented: “We are delighted to see this innovative partnership between NASDAQ Dubai Academy and Genesis Institute, which will contribute directly to the raising of professional standards of all participants in this industry. Education is at the heart of our mission at CFA Institute and the Claritas Investment Certificate allows us to broaden our reach across many key functions within the financial services sector.”

CFA Institute offers a suite of educational programmes including the CFA Program®, the globally recognised investment credential, as well as the Certificate in Investment Performance (CIPM)®.

NADAQ Dubai Academy provides a variety of courses ranging from derivatives to financial communications, and fixed income to corporate governance.

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