The CFA Society Bangladesh today awarded 17 newly qualified investment professionals the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
The local member firm of the CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that sets the highest standards of professional excellence in the investment industry, held its seventh CFA Charter ceremony in Dhaka .
Planning Minister MA Mannan presented the certificates to the CFA charters as the chief guest.
Dr. Ahsan H Mansur, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Policy Research Institute, also delivered the keynote address on the country’s macroeconomic challenges.
At the event, the President of CFA Society Bangladesh, Md Shaheen Iqbal, shed light on ethical behavior, professionalism and putting the client’s interest first when making investment decisions.
Local investment professionals who have received the prestigious CFA designations include Abul Kalam Faruk of Anchorblock Technology, Alvi Mohammed Iqbal of Advanced Chemical Industries Limited, Bernard James Haven and Partha Protim Nath of the World Bank, Ishraq Sharar Islam of ‘IDLC Finance Limited, Mahia Marzana Khan and Sarwath Hafiz Mumu of Standard Chartered Bangladesh.
CFA charters have also been awarded to Md Rafiqul Islam of IDLC Asset Management Ltd, Md Rakibul Hassan of Shanta Securities Limited, Md Sazzad Hossain of Strategic Finance Limited, Misbah Uddin Junaid of Impress Capital Limited, Niaz Mohammad Solaiman of SEAF, Saad Mohammed Khan of Jamuna Bank Limited, Sabab Rahman of Truvalu.enterprises Limited, Shadman Zia Jaffrey of RSA Capital, Shahriar Azad Shashi of SELISE Digital Platforms and Shakawat Hossain of Prime Bank Investment Limited.
Currently, more than 175,000 investment professionals in 170 countries and territories hold the CFA charter.
To obtain the CFA charter, candidates must successively pass the three levels (I, II, III) of examinations widely considered to be the most rigorous in the investment profession in the world, according to the organizers.
The CFA curriculum includes ethical and professional standards, financial reporting and analysis, corporate finance, economics, quantitative methods, equities, fixed income, alternative investments, derivatives , portfolio management and wealth planning.