CFA Society Bangladesh, the local member society of the CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that sets the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence, held its fifth annual CFA Charter Award Ceremony in Dhaka.
This year 20 local investment professionals have received the prestigious CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.
The recipients are: A M Margub Ahmed Hamedi (LankaBangla Finance Limited), Ahmed Omar Siddique (Shanta Securities Ltd), Azizul Quadir (SBU Rancon Infrastructures and Engineering Ltd),Howladar Mohammad Jahid Hassan (Shanta Asset Management Limited), Kazi Raquib-Ul Huq (EFG Hermes), Kazi Umme Sumaiya (IDLC Asset Management Ltd), Mayesha Mehnaz (Standard Chartered Bank), Md Iqbal Hossain (Bangladesh Bank), Md Sakib Chowdhury (UCB), Md Shakil Ahmad (United Finance Limited), Md. Arman Chy. Nayan (IDLC Asset Management Ltd), Md. Ashadur Rahman Bhuiyan (IDCOL), Mohammad Abdul Awal (Basic Bank), Mohibul Haque (Basic Bank), Muhammed Tayabur Rahman (CAPCO), Nazmus Saadat (Northern University), Noman Al Hasan (FPP Training & Consultancy), Pianki Auditi Dutta (Robi Axiata), Sarker Md Rezoan Hoque (USAID Bangladesh), Shah Rakib Khan (BRAC EPL)
Mr. Paul Smith, CFA, Advisor, CFA Institute, graced the occasion as the chief guest and distributed the charter certificates among the new charterholders.
He praised the potential of Bangladesh financial market and appreciated the new charterholders as the future financial leaders of the financial service sector of the country. Dr. Ahsan H. Mansur, Executive Director, Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh, Mr. Shahidul Islam, CFA, President, CFA Society Bangladesh, and Mr. Ifty Islam, Chairman, Asian Tiger Capital Partners spoke on the occasion.
To earn the CFA charter, candidates must sequentially pass three six-hour exams that are widely considered to be the most rigorous in the investment profession. The CFA curriculum includes ethical and professional standards; financial reporting and analysis; corporate finance; economics; quantitative methods; equity, fixed income, alternative investments; derivatives; portfolio management; and wealth planning.
Currently, more than 150,000 investment professionals in 170 countries and territories hold the CFA charter.