BFX Training Institute Receives CISI Accreditation
The Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX), the first multi-asset exchange in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, announced that its training institute (BFX-TI) has received international accreditation from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI), the professional body for practitioners in the securities and investment industry.
The BFX-TI is an international standard training facility, providing accredited programmes in conventional and Islamic financial training and education courses for both individuals and corporate clients designed to align personal aspirations with corporate goals. The programmes focus in the areas of global securities operations, securities and investment, wealth management, Islamic finance, exchange-traded derivatives, operational risk, corporate governance, and principles of financial regulation.
"We are truly delighted to receive this accreditation to train for CISI qualifications," said Mr. Arshad Khan, Managing Director and CEO of BFX and BCDC. "This endorsement is the latest step in our efforts to make the BFX-TI the benchmark for delivering high quality training programs encompassing industry standard practices".
"We welcome the BFX Training Institute as the newest member of our worldwide network," said Simon Culhane, Chartered fellow of the CISI, Chief Executive Officer of CISI. "Our programmes cover a full range of subjects that are designed to provide qualifications of the highest standard to all those who work in the financial sector. We look forward to our collaboration with BFX-TI and bringing these unique benefits to its members."
Complementing its suite of technical offerings will be a number of training courses in leadership, management, sales, customer service, marketing and other important soft skills. The BFX-TI has already partnered with international leading education bodies in this field such as Financial Technologies Knowledge Management Company and most recently, the Institute of Leadership & Management.
Formed in 1992 by the London Stock Exchange practitioners, CISI is widely regarded as the largest leading professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry and for a growing number of major financial Institutes round the world. The organization currently has more than 40,000 members in 89 countries.
Given by international finance experts who are recognized as the leaders in their fields, BFX-TI provides a 360° consultative approach to training needs within many different areas which includes conventional and Islamic finance, leadership and accounting that could be tailored into packages to each individual's training needs.