The collaboration aims to boost knowledge among future financial services practitioners in the Kingdom through globally recognised qualifications
KSA– The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), the leading professional body for securities, investments, wealth and financial planning professionals, has announced a partnership with Saudi Arabia’s oldest national university, King Faisal University.
King Faisal University is the first ‘CISI Partner University’ in Saudi Arabia to offer CISI qualifications such as Fundamentals of Financial Services and International Introduction to Securities and Investment to students pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Finance. The qualifications are also available for alumni and faculty interested in continuing their financial services education.
With this collaboration, the University and the CISI aim to increase students’ chances of employability by providing high quality education that will benefit them both academically and professionally.
“Developing our presence within Saudi Arabia has always been top priority for us, and we are delighted that King Faisal University is CISI’s first university partner in Saudi Arabia, one of the Kingdom’s most prestigious universities. Our qualifications will help university stakeholders not only by equipping them with up-to-date knowledge on the financial services sector, but more importantly imbibing the importance of work ethics and professional integrity in the profession,” said Matthew Cowan Chartered MCSI, Regional Director at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Middle East.
The CISI’s partnership with King Faisal University will fill the region’s gap for a need to have a high standard of professionalism, integrity and work ethics through its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes, online platforms and other learning benefits.
“At our university, the specialisation of finance has received remarkable recognition due to recent economic developments in the country. Our partnership with the CISI gives us a wider perspective and better appreciation of the financial service profession within the region and worldwide through its internationally accredited qualifications,” said Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Ohali, President King Faisal University.
“With Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 aiming for a knowledge-based economy evident with increased employment rate and international competitiveness, we believe that education is the best investment for the future of the financial services profession. It is the CISI’s ongoing commitment to educate the next generation of financial services practitioners on the significance of professionalism and integrity that is crucial to the financial workforce in the region and worldwide,” Matthew added.
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.
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