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DOHA, Qatar

The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) and Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) are holding a graduation ceremony for 25 professionals. The graduates have successfully completed the recent QFMA Program Module 1 in ‘Introduction to Securities and Investments’ which is licensed by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

The graduation ceremony was an opportunity to honour those professionals who have successfully passed the course that is mandated by QFMA and helps improve the standard of professionals within the exchange market.

The ‘Introduction to Securities and Investments’ is one of the modules required by the QFMA for practitioners looking to obtain or renew their license to undertake any of the regulated functions.

Further, through this module graduates were introduced to the importance and breadth of the global investment industry. The module also examined the main investment products in the market as well as the changing roles of regulations and ethics.

QFBA and QFMA have moved a step further in achieving development of the human capital in the Qatari Financial sector towards attaining the national vision for 2030.

Dr. Abdulaziz Al Horr the CEO of QFBA commented: “This graduation ceremony is a testament to QFBA’s vision to continue helping organisations on their journey while sharing the necessary knowledge, skills and experiences. QFBA recognises that learning needs to be designed around your needs and the needs of your organisation. And that the learning environment also needs to give professionals the time and space to think. We are hopeful that all of the recent graduates are now well equipped for the next stage of their career”.

The course is designed to positively impact participants to help improve the local standards of the key positions within the exchange market by making sure that key decision makers are highly certified and trained to meet an international level.

Moreover, in preparation for the exam, QFBA offered a Preparatory Course on International Introduction to Securities and Investment which was available in English and Arabic. One of the main benefits of taking the study and exam preparation course is that it provides candidates with a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.

The Preparatory Course also reduces the amount of self study that is required by the candidate and students will be able to effectively prepare for the exam. Importantly, the course is delivered by CISI certified leading trainers.

Candidates who attend the Preparatory course will have access to QFBA’s unique study support service. This service is designed to provide students with continuing support after they leave the classroom to help them effectively prepare for the exam. Candidates will also be provided with regular access to an experienced tutor who is available to clarify any questions they have with regards to the syllabus. Also the program is still on the roll for interested candidates.

Simon Culhane Chartered FCSi and CISI CEO said: "We are delighted that our internationally recognised exams are forming part of the QFMA's programme to promote professionalism in the market.  The CISI provides vocational qualifications across the financial services sector and many of these, including the Certificate in Global Securities, International Certificate in Wealth Management, Investment Operations Certificate and Global Financial Compliance, are becoming the benchmark for practitioners in Qatar and around the Middle East.  We are very pleased to be here to celebrate the success of the candidates so far."

Mr Nasser Al Sheeby, QFMA’s CEO summed up: “One of QFMA’s core beliefs is that it is dedicated to providing financial services related to dealing in securities. This Module is an extension of that belief, and the recent graduates will reap the rewards from it”.

A wide range of practitioners within the Financial Sector will benefit from participating in the course, as QFBA remains committed to making learning pragmatic, interactive and personal.

The QFBA is creating a learning community of great practitioners, coaches, academics and of course learners.

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Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA)
QFMA was established under Law No. (33) of 2005 as amended by Decree Law No. (14) for the year 2007 and Law No. (10) of the year 2009, as an independent and an empowered regulatory authority for the Capital Markets in Qatar with the primary mission to implement a modern and robust regulatory framework for the securities markets, and to conduct effective and responsible market oversight and supervision, as well as to set the ground for creating a competitive advantage for Qatar to be a leading Capital Marketplace in the region and a privileged destination for capital and financial services businesses.

Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA)
QFBA is a subsidiary of QFC Authority set up with the intention to create a Qatar-based learning and development organization for delivering pragmatic and innovative financial services education. Our learning benefits entry-level to senior executive professionals in essential financial disciplines within the sectors of banking, asset management, capital markets and insurance.

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)
CISI is a UK-based educational charity, which evolved from the London Stock Exchange. It now has some 40,000 members worldwide, around 40,000 examinations taken each year and staff based in the UK, Dubai, India, Singapore and Sri Lanka. It is governed by a board of senior industry practitioners, and benefits from particularly close relationships at all levels of the securities and investment business that help achieve its three main objectives – to help people attain appropriate levels of competence, to help them maintain those abilities through rigorous continuing professional development and to foster the highest standards of ethics and integrity in this important and dynamic business.

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