CFA Institute, the largest global association of investment management professionals, has named Lutfey Siddiqi, CFA, as managing director for the Regions and Society Relations with immediate effect.
Siddiqi, a Bangladeshi who has proved his excellence in the financial world, will oversee the organisation's regional teams as well as those who work with its 161 local CFA societies around the world, the global institute said in a statement on Wednesday.
He will report to Margaret Franklin, CFA, president, and chief executive officer (CEO) of the institute.
He will be initially based in Singapore before relocating to London later in the year.
"Lutfey brings extensive global industry expertise and a commitment to our mission at CFA Institute. Coupled with his roles in academia, that makes him really a perfect fit for our organisation," said Margaret Franklin, CFA.
"Further, Lutfey has been part of our Future of Finance Council and is a former CFA Society Singapore Board member, so he knows us well and is connected to those we serve. I am looking forward to tapping into his expertise to expand our industry and university partners, and deepen our ties to our volunteer and society network."
Siddiqi is a visiting professor-in-practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science and an adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore, specialising in risk management.
He is a member of the World Economic Forum Future Council on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, having previously served on the councils for the future of financing and long-term investing.
His industry experience includes stints at UBS, Barclays Capital, and Deutsche Bank.
At UBS Investment Bank, his last role was Global Head of Emerging Markets for FX, Rates and Credit, and founding head of UBS Knowledge Network.
At Barclays Capital, he headed FX Distribution and Corporate Risk Advisory in Asia-Pacific.
At both UBS and Barclays Capital, he was based in both Singapore and the UK.
Prior to that, Siddiqi led FX Structuring at Deutsche Bank in London. He holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, a First-Class BSc (Hons), in Econometrics from the University of York UK, as well as leadership credentials from Harvard and Oxford.
"I am honoured and excited to be joining CFA Institute," said Siddiqi.
"As a charter holder, former board member of CFA Society Singapore, and an active member of the Future of Finance initiative, I have a long-standing association with the CFA Institute community. I have seen first-hand the important role that this movement plays in the financial services industry around the globe. I look forward to helping lead the CFA Institute at a time of tremendous challenge and opportunity for our industry."