Welcome Ceremony

Welcome Ceremony For New Professionals

December 14th, 2011

CFA Charter, considered the Global Passport and Gold Standard by the investment fraternity worldwide, is earned after putting in considerable time and effort. So on becoming one it’s the sight to watch out for – there are lot of joys and smiles on the faces. To celebrate their key milestone CFA Institute and IAIP organized welcoming ceremony for the new investment & finance professionals on December 14th 2011 at Mumbai. Rohit Rebello, CFA, Secretary IAIP, moderated the entire events, tirelessly inviting more than 150 professionals to the stage and keeping the interest alive till the end. Sunil Singhania, CFA President IAIP welcomed professionals to the elite group of charter holders and highlighted the benefits of getting the CFA Charter and becoming the members of both CFA Institute and IAIP (the India society). On this occasion we had Alan Meder, CFA, Vice Chair of the CFA Institute Board of Governors and Ashvin Vibhakar, CFA, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Operations, CFA Institute. Alan emphasized on the ethical dimension to bring back the trust of the clients and how the CFA Institute has been a voice of integrity. Ashvin gave the glimpse of how the Body of Knowledge is written by the practicing professionals & academicians.

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There are few important steps which needs to be completed before getting the CFA charter and becoming a member like getting sponsors, meeting the minimum work experience to receive regular membership or else receive affiliate membership, and so on. For the complete information on applying for membership kindly visit the following page http://www.cfainstitute.org/about/membership/process/Pages/index.aspx and for membership application process the following link http://www.cfasociety.org/india/Newsletters/Membership%20Application%20Process%20-%20For%20Applicants.pdf.  So we urge you to complete this important task. In case of any difficulties you could get in touch with any one of the active volunteers and existing members.

The benefits of getting the Charter and becoming the member of both the CFA Institute and IAIP are multifold. Primary being opportunities to network, to share and gain knowledge & best practices, contribute to the profession and society at large. IAIP has been regularly being conducting speaker events with both local and global experts enlightening the members, organizing regular annual events like research challenge, forecast survey and event, India Investment Management Conference etc. So once again welcome to the growing group of professionals!

About IAIP

IAIP is an association of local investment professionals consisting of portfolio managers, security analysts, investment advisors, and other finance professionals. As one of 135 CFA Institute member societies, IAIP connects members to a global network of investment professionals. IAIP promotes ethical and professional standards within the investment industry, facilitates the exchange of information and opinions among people within the local investment community and works to further the public’s understanding of the CFA designation and investment industry. IAIP is headquartered in Mumbai and was established in April 2005.

(IAIP websites: www.iaip.inwww.cfasociety.org/india, and iaip.wordpress.com).

About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals. It administers the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst®) and CIPM (Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement) programs worldwide, publishes research, conducts professional development programs, and sets voluntary, ethics-based professional and performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Institute currently has more than 110,000 members, who include the world’s more than 100,000 CFA charter holders, in 137 countries and territories, as well as 135 member societies in 58 countries and territories.

(CFA Institute website: www.cfainstitute.org)

About IAIP

India Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP), which is established April 2005 and located in Mumbai, is an association of local investment professionals. As one of the 136 CFA Institute member societies, IAIP connects members to a global network of investment professionals. Consisting of portfolio managers, security analysts, investment advisors, and other financial professionals, IAIP promotes ethical and professional standards within the investment industry, facilitates the exchange of information and opinions among people within the local investment community and beyond, and works to further the public’s understanding of the CFA designation and investment industry.
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