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QFBA will work in Partnership with Morgan International and Stalla

DOHA, Qatar

Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) today announced it is launching training courses for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam, which is recognised globally as the most important qualification for professionals looking to develop their careers in the financial sector.

Designed in partnership with Morgan International, a leader in professional education and training services in the region; and Stalla a pioneer provider of CFA exam preparation courses, the QFBA CFA preparation courses will be available from the 19th June 2011.

Greg Cooper, Open Portfolio Director at the QFBA, explained: “For anyone interested in pursuing a career in a finance function, CFA exam passes are the most universally recognised and respected qualifications you can have.  We are extremely pleased that Qatari professionals and business people working in Doha will now have the opportunity to take these courses at the QFBA.”

The QFBA CFA Level 1 course is a 20-week, 2-days-per-week programme which focuses on expanding candidate’s knowledge of ethical and professional standards; investment tools; asset valuation as well as portfolio management.  The training prepares them to take the CFA level 1 exam.

“We held an information session on 15th May 2011 at the QFBA learning facilities which was attended by a large number of finance professionals in Qatar.  The introduction to the exams explained the benefits of obtaining the CFA charter, emphasizing the course as the most respected and valued credential in the global finance community.  The response to this session was excellent so we are confident that this is the type of training which will help the continued growth and development of the Qatar financial services sector.” added Mr.Cooper.

For more information about the CFA course, please visitwww.qfba.edu.qa and download the programme brochure; alternatively email Emad Khawaja, Business Development Executive at QFBA ate.khawaja@qfba.edu.qa or call +974 4496 8342.

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QFBA
QFBA is a learning and development organisation based in Qatar offering business and professional learning and research around the critical issues facing individuals and organisations in the current and future global business environment.  Through its partnership with the Qatar Foundation and the QFC Authority, QFBA provides learning solutions for entry-level to senior executive professionals in essential financial disciplines within the sectors of banking, asset management, capital markets, insurance and financial services leadership.  QFBA also provides expert coaching and development for all participants that help to map their individual learning journeys.  QFBA’s senior management and leadership team are drawn from world-class learning and corporate environments such as Shell, Columbia, INSEAD, IESE and London Business School.  
www.qfba.edu.qa

QFC Authority
The QFC Authority is the commercial, administrative and legislative body of the QFC which is responsible for driving its commercial strategy, developing its commercial laws and forging relationships with the global corporate community and other key institutions both within and outside of Qatar. The QFC is a financial and business centre established by the Government of Qatar and located in Doha.  It has been designed to attract international financial services institutions and major multi-national corporations and to encourage participation in the growing market for financial services in Qatar and elsewhere in the region.  The QFC operates to international standards and provides a first class legal and business infrastructure for those operating within the QFC.  The QFC was created by Qatar Law No. (7) and has been open for business since 1 May 2005.  
www.qfc.com.qa

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development
Qatar Foundation is a non-profit organisation focusing on education, scientific research and community development. Under Qatar Foundation’s umbrella are Education City which comprises elite universities, several academic and training programmes and Qatar Science and Technology Park which boasts more than 21 world class companies involved in scientific research and development. 
Chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Qatar Foundation also aims to enhance lives through community development initiatives including Doha Debates, Reach out To Asia and Al Jazeera Childrens Channel.  Joint venture partnerships in the areas of design, ICT, telecommunications, policy studies and event management contribute to fulfilling the objectives of the Qatar Foundation. 
www.qf.com.qa

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