|24 February, 2019

CISI expands its presence in Jordan through a partnership with Integrated Development Academy

The partnership bolsters the Academy's financial management training offering with the addition of CISI qualifications

Matthew Cowan, Chartered MCSI, Regional Director at the CISI Middle East with Integrated Development Academy.

Matthew Cowan, Chartered MCSI, Regional Director at the CISI Middle East with Integrated Development Academy.

Following the recent announcement of its collaboration with the Jordan Securities Commission (JSC), the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is proud to welcome the Integrated Development Academy (IDA), a specialised training provider in Amman, Jordan as one of its newest accredited training partners in the Middle East.

As a result of the partnership, the CISI’s internationally recognised qualifications are now part of the IDA’s suite of business training and financial management offering. Qualifications available to IDA’s students include Fundamentals of Financial Services, Introduction to Securities & Investment, International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management and Islamic Finance Qualification.

Matthew Cowan, Chartered MCSI, Regional Director at the CISI Middle East, said: “The financial services profession in Jordan is growing rapidly and we are pleased to be a part of this development by collaborating with established training partners in the country. Our partnership with IDA underscores the need to constantly update the skillset of financial professionals to keep up with the global marketplace.”

“The recent signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with JSC and the CISI accreditation with IDA are turning points for financial services professionals in Jordan, enabling  them to further develop their skills and knowledge through our qualifications and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes,” Mr. Cowan added.

Dr. Abdullah Sartawi, General Manager, Integrated Development Academy said, “Given the market’s competitive pace, the need to improve professionally is not an option anymore, it is a necessity. With the CISI’s qualifications now part of our training offering, the IDA can encourage our students to achieve professional excellence, producing world-class experts in the region.”

Integrated Development Academy is the CISI’s newest training partner among 101 worldwide. The CISI is committed to explore collaborations with industry players in support of its mission to uphold high standards of professionalism, integrity and work ethics in the financial services profession. 

About the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI):       

The CISI’s mission is to help members attain, maintain and develop their knowledge and skills and to promote the highest standards of ethics and integrity in the securities and investment profession.

Based in the City of London, with origins in the London Stock Exchange, the CISI is a global organisation with representative offices in financial centres such as Barcelona, Colombo, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Manila, Mumbai, Nairobi and Singapore. We work in close cooperation with regulators, firms and other professional bodies worldwide and over 40,000 examinations were sat in 80 countries in the last twelve months.  With 45,000 members in 104 countries the CISI is the professional body which sets examinations and offers qualifications for those working, or looking to establish a career in the financial planning, wealth management and capital markets profession.

For further information on the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment contact Joseph dela Cerna: joseph.delacerna@grayling.com | T +971 4 360 0785 | M +971 52 239 0486 

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