Ethical learning is the most relevant part of the curriculum for the candidates of Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), experts have said at a training programme.
CFA Society Bangladesh, the local member society of CFA Institute–which works in setting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence–organised the training session on the CFA Level 1 curriculum for CFA candidates from the Bangladesh Bank and the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) on Friday.
Speaking as the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the traning programme, BSEC Chairman Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam said, "Human capital development is one of the key priorities of the government.
"We need proper human capital and we need the right person at the right place. This is why professional education and professional excellence is required," he added.
He praised the CFA Institute for offering a good number of scholarships, every year, for candidates from Bangladesh. He lauded the motto of CFA Institute of promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence.
Two eminent members of the society–Dr Faisal Ahmed CFA, a senior economist, and Lutfey Siddiqi CFA, adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore RMI–also spoke at the event.
Dr Faisal emphasised that the most relevant part of the curriculum for CFA candidates is "ethics." He reminded the members and candidates not to compromise in case of any ethical dilemma.
Professor Siddiqui reminded the candidates that CFA is a way of life, not just a certification. "It's a burden of responsibility for ethics, professional excellence and education, and financial education must be for the ultimate benefit of the society."
Md Shaheen Iqbal CFA, president of the CFA Society Bangladesh, also spoke on the occasion, while Shahidul Islam CFA, director of the society, moderated the session.
This will be a three-month training course on the CFA Level 1 curriculum. Forty candidates from the regulatory bodies registered for this training programme.
CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organisation is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. There are more than 165,000 CFA charter holders worldwide in 164 markets.
CFA Society Bangladesh plays an important role in promoting the CFA designation in the country, providing continuing education and networking opportunities to its members plus contributing to the development of the financial service industry and the investment management profession in the country.
The society aims to achieve, foster and maintain high standards of ethics and professionalism for its members and stakeholders in the areas of investment analysis, portfolio management and related disciplines in Bangladesh.
There are already more than 100 CFA Charter holders in Bangladesh and each year several hundred finance professionals take the CFA exams to pursue the global charter.
CFA Institute and the CFA Society Bangladesh are awarding full scholarships to a wide range of regulatory officials, offering them a graduation to: global standard financial knowledge, skill, professionalism, and ethics.