Saturday, August 25, 2012

CFA Institute got a new head for asia-pacific region

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Paul Smith was named new head of the CFA institute Asia-Pacific region, succeeding to Ashvin Vibhakar who becomes managing director for strategic initiatives within the CFA institute.

  The Asia-pacific region is gaining weight for the CFA institute due to the importance of financial markets and investment in Asia but also because of the growing number of CFA "Chartered Financial Analyst" in asia, amongst the 113,000 who are members of the CFA Institute across the world, an important part comes from Asia.

Mr. Smith who is also a CFA Charterholder will be starting on October 5 in Hong Kong as the Head of CFA in asia, he will be directly reporting to the CEO of the institute John Rogers.
The CFA institute in Asia will benefit from Smith's 24 years of experience in the financial industry, and especially about his knowledge of investment management that he received working for HSBC, Bank of Bermuda and more recently in his company Asia Alternative Asset Partners.
 According to the CFA, the institute has for objective to restore ethics within the financial industry, Paul Smith is an example of integrity and high ethical standards that will help the CFA institute in asia to achieve this mission.

CFA in Asia:
The CFA examination of last june 2012 broke a record for the number of candidates, the number of CFA Charterholders is now about 100,000 and more than 17,000 of them are from the Asia-Pacific region, indeed finance professionals in asia find the CFA as a good compromise to MBA and master degrees.


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