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About QFBA
Why QFBA

Banking

The Qatari Banking Sector comprises of a combination of national and foreign banks. A total of 17 banks currently operate in Qatar, which are supervised and regulated by Qatar Central Bank, nine of which are Qatari institutions, including six commercial and three Islamic institutions. Also represented are the local branches of seven foreign banks. A specialized government owned institution - Qatar Development Bank, was established in 1997 to provide financing to small and medium scale industries.

To cater for these existing and potential banks, QFBA launched a series of training programmes aimed at the development of Human resources in line with the bank’s continued efforts to train, develop and retain best talent in the industry.

QFBA programs comprise a range of 30 different courses for industry professionals and bring the day-to-day workplace experience closer to the attendees who are seeking a successful career in the future. Our programs are focused on business skills, banking fundamentals reaching to project financing and branch management.

Insurance

The insurance sector is one of the important components of the financial and banking system. Insurance services have become diverse. There are 9 insurance companies operating in Qatar, 5 of which are national and 4 are agencies or branches of Arab or foreign companies.

Qatar Finance and Business Academy provides a full array of training courses which meets the needs of new employees and seasoned professionals.

We’ll provide comprehensive orientations to introduce employees to new roles, as well as more specific, job-related education to help them develop throughout their careers. QFBA will inspire your staff to achieve success!

Islamic Finance

Amidst the widespread financial turmoil of recent years and as the global banking environment became tougher, Islamic finance proved to be capable of resisting negative international trends and emerged from the crisis as a regional investment banking champion with an international reach.

Qatar Finance and Business Academy offers training and development in a new perspective as the nation travels on the 2022 journey.

QFBA programmes will enable Islamic Finance professionals to deliver high value service covering advisory, financing and investment providing access to know-how and expertise within Islamic Finance sector.

Capital markets and Asset management 

Although still in its infancy by global standards, the Middle East is increasingly an important region for asset management firms around the world and offers a compelling market opportunity that is difficult to ignore.

Asset Management as a discipline is relatively new. QFBA provides a range of training and development programmes aimed at individuals and corporations to fast-track the development of their competence.

QFBA also provides an in-depth knowledge and learning experience for Capital Market professionals to understand the various conceptual and practical policy issues concerning capital market development. Eminent instructors issue comprehensive courses on both general and country specific policy.

Rules & Regulations

QFC has firmly established itself as a thriving location for global and regional financial services firms looking to capitalize on the opportunities offered by the region.

Professionals in the local market should have a knowledge and understanding of the appropriate Rules & Regulations.

They may apply to an individual carrying on regulated activities and to authorized firms about which firms and individuals should be aware of.

Work closely with all regulators in the market to design programmes that help equip these professionals to operate successfully and to provide understanding of the professional standards needed to conduct their business.

Compliance and Anti-money Laundering

The challenges in compliance and Anti Money laundering are faced by global financial institutions recently. This is the latest challenge faced by the global financial industry. It is time to understand and integrate compliance and anti-money laundering in mainstream financial system with adequate controls.

All banks in Qatar are required to install a proper monitoring system and appoint a qualified AML officer responsible for: Polices & Procedures, Know your customer (KYC), suspicious transactions and Staff awareness of AML regulations.

QFBA in collaboration with QCB provides programmes for professionals working in money laundering prevention to help understand the benefits of, and regulatory requirements for training in this area.

The QFBA offers a truly contextual perspective on Anti Money Laundering to each staff member regardless of position. So it is vital that all be fully trained with the necessary skills and knowledge to fulfill his/her role in safeguarding the reputation of their firm and minimizing the threat. QFBA helps professionals meet that requirement.

Finance & Accounting

Finance and Accounting is the field of accountancy concerned with the preparation of financial statements for decisions makers, such as suppliers, banks, employees, government agencies, owners and other stakeholders. The fundamental need for financial accounting is to reduce principal-agent problem by measuring and monitoring agents’ performance and reporting the results to interested users.

QFBA has partnered with international delivery and awarding bodies to provide professional and rewarding certifications. Thus leading finance and accounting professionals to much faster career advancement. In addition, researches conducted indicate the professional with finance and accounting certifications average salary and average total compensation is considerably higher than non-certified professionals. 

Soft and Basic Skills

For entry level and junior professionals, communication skills and language knowledge is a must to climb up the hierarchy ladder of the financial sector.

QFBA offers courses focusing on two core competencies: business language knowledge and communication skills.

The business language knowledge component helps participants to develop both the specialist language and vocabulary needed for a range of banking contexts. The communication skills component allows participants to practice using this language and vocabulary in simulated professional situations. The training is interactive to ensure that everything can be applied effectively in the workplace.

Foundation programs

Foundation program courses have been designed to expose participants to the core requirements of the financial sector.

QFBA offers courses that help achieve solid foundations for junior level executives in the financial sector or fresh graduates of a financial major to ensure that they have comprehensive understanding of heir specialization. In order to achieve the best results QFBA design their courses in a way that ensures professionals exposure to “transformational” learning.

 

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