DIFC Academy and CFA Institute ink partnership agreement to upskill investment management professionals

  • DIFC Academy and CFA Institute to launch knowledge hub of thought leadership and professional development insights for banking, finance and investment professionals
  • The CFA Institute provides over 190,000 investment management professionals worldwide access to knowledge and education
  • The partnership opens doors for financial and investment professionals in DIFC looking to enhance skills in investment analysis and portfolio management

Dubai, UAE: DIFC Academy, the education centre of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading global financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, is strengthening the capabilities and proficiencies of financial management professionals, through a newly announced partnership with CFA Institute, the global association of over 190,000 investment management professionals. 

Under the agreement, DIFC Academy, in collaboration with the CFA Institute, will launch a knowledge hub for banking, finance and investment professionals, by providing access to the latest industry perspectives and insights through workshops, webinars, conferences, training courses and thought leadership. 

Financial practitioners, business owners and investment professionals in DIFC and the wider UAE, can also leverage the expertise of the two entities virtually by accessing data-driven content published via the knowledge sharing hub. 

Antoine Shehadeh, Senior Director, MENA, CFA Institute, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with DIFC, a significant step towards fortifying the professional aptitude and analytical prowess of banking and investment professionals in the region. Through our collective efforts, we aim to champion the ethical standard and market integrity, fostering an environment of exemplary practices and the exchange of knowledge. By doing so, we are confident in delivering tangible value to all stakeholders and solidifying DIFC’s esteemed standing as a preeminent global financial centre.”

Christian Kunz, Chief Strategy, Innovation & Ventures Officer, DIFC Authority, said: “DIFC’s collaboration with the CFA Institute reaffirms our commitment to excellence in financial education and support for upskilling of talent in our global financial community. Together, we are dedicated to empowering the financial services community with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of an ever-evolving global landscape.”