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CFA Society Sri Lanka hosts charter awards ceremony

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The CFA Charter Awards Ceremony and Annual Oration organised by the CFA Society Sri Lanka (CFASSL) was held on March 20, at the Jasmine Hall, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo.

This celebrated the hard work, dedication and success of 22 new CFA Charterholders and six candidates who completed the CFA programme. It was attended by CFA members, graduates, families and guests of new CFA Charterholders and those who completed the CFA programme, representatives from top employers of CFA Charterholders and candidates, partners affiliated with CFASSL, the press and media.

President of CFASSL Aruna Perera CFA said: “The CFA credential is the professional standard of choice across the global financial and investment industry and the CFA qualification is a global passport which provides you with the opportunity to work within the finance and investment industries anywhere in the world.”

“Today, CFA Charterholders occupy key positions in Sri Lankan corporate, which is a testament to the relevance of the CFA programme in the ever-evolving business world, while upholding the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence.

Leading corporates and employers value such professionals, who can be relied upon to add value to their corporate brands, looking to attract global investments,” observed Chief Guest and Orator at the event, Gihan Cooray, Deputy Chairperson/Group Finance Director of John Keells Holdings PLC.

Colombo Stock Exchange Chairman Dilshan Wirasekara guest of honour, said; “CFASSL is reputed for its ethics, market integrity and professional standards of practice it advocates within the investment industry. Over the past two decades, a shared goal of uplifting the local capital markets and bringing them on par with international standards has resulted in close collaborations between CFASSL and the Colombo Stock Exchange.”

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials with 190,000 active Charterholders globally.

Founded in 2001, the CFA Society of Sri Lanka is a not-for-profit organisation supporting the professional development and advancement of CFA Charterholders and candidates in Sri Lanka. Its membership of over 250 members consists of CEOs, CFOs, Portfolio Managers, Equity Analysts, Banking Professionals, Investment Advisors and other senior-ranking financial practitioners and over 300 candidates, mainly in the financial sector. (TJ)

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