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CFA Conference



Kazakhstan Society of Investment Professionals organized the first CFA Conference in Kazakhstan
Almaty, InternContinental Hotel


Almaty, 7 June 2015 – Kazakhstan Society of Investment Professionals in collaboration with the National Bank of Kazakhstan, JSC Academy of the Almaty Regional Financial Sector, Magistracy of the National Bank organized the first CFA Conference in Kazakhstan – “The value of CFA Institute programs for the development of financial sector in Kazakhstan”. The event hosted around 400 guests including CFA Charterholders, CFA Candidates, university students and investment professionals representing various industries. During the conference, the Governor of the National Bank, speakers representing the banking, asset management, quasi-sovereign, corporate, and educational sectors gave presentations and insight about their view of the local capital market development.

The key outcomes are:
1. All participants acknowledged the importance of promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence for the development of the local capital market and that the CFA progam is an important tool to raise the local investment professionals.
2. The National Bank of Kazakhstan initiated the amendment to its recruiting standards and policy by incorporating the requirement for potential applicants: being a CFA Charterholder or progression towards obtaining the CFA designation as an important selection criteria. A dedicated working group was set up within the National Bank to work on promoting and embedding the CFA programs internally.
3. The Magistracy of the National Bank agreed to work on changing its master's programs curriculum to make it in line with the CFA Program.
4. A CFA prep course was launched for the employees of the National Bank at the Academy of the Almaty Regional Financial Centre. All costs were reimbursed by the National Bank. Also, druing 2014-2016 based on an internally conducted selection process, on a merit-basis 40 employees of the National Bank were awarded CFA Regulator Program scholarships provided by CFA Institute.