KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9: Last night CFA Society Kuwait, CFA Institute’s local association of investment professionals consisting of portfolio managers, financial analysts and investment advisors, hosted its 9h Annual Charter Award Ceremony at Salwa Al Sabah Hall, Marina Hotel in Kuwait. Mohammad Alsarraf, Vice-President of CFA Society Kuwait welcomed Mazin Al-Nahedh, Group CEO of Kuwait Finance House as the Chief Guest and recognised 23 new charterholders.
In addition to awarding CFA charters to recipients, Chester Santos, memory expert and motivational speaker presented to the audience in the area of memory improvement and mental fitness.
Congratulating the new charterholders Mohammad Alsarraf, Vice-President of CFA Society Kuwait said: “As we welcome 23 new charterholders into CFA Society Kuwait, we are proud of our continued growth as a centre for financial and investment excellence in the country. CFA Society Kuwait continues to enjoy growth in the number of members and Charterholders. Together with our existing members and new charterholders, we will continue to support the growth of Kuwait’s financial industry by upholding ethical investment management practices”.
Commenting on the ceremony, Mijbel Al Qattan, CFA, President of CFA Society Kuwait said:
“The Middle East has experienced considerable challenges over the past year, despite this the demand for better qualified professionals in the financial sector continues to grow. CFA Society Kuwait will continue to work towards raising standards of professional practice and contribute towards the development of the country’s investment sector. We are looking forward to 2017; as we continue to serve our members in promoting thought leadership and discussion on a broad range of topical issues.”
To earn the CFA designation, candidates must pass all three levels of the exam (successful candidates often report dedicating in excess of 300 hours of study per level); meet the work experience requirement of four years in the investment industry; sign a commitment to abide by the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct; and become a member of CFA Institute.