The education centre of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has agreed a partnership deal with global trade body CFA Institute to strengthen the capabilities and proficiencies of financial management professionals.
Under the agreement the 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.
Antoine Shehadeh, senior director of Mena at the CFA Institute, said: “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.”
Christian Kunz, chief strategy, innovation and ventures officer for the DIFC Authority, added: “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.”
The DIFC has attracted several notable financial giants recently and the total number of wealth and asset management companies in the financial centre has increased to over 300 – including St James’s Place.