AFP expands treasury education in Singapore, Malaysia, India
by Ben Poole
The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) has announced two partnerships in Asia to expand treasury education in a number of countries across the continent.
Singapore and Malaysia
The first partnership is with NOESIS and will offer exam preparation courses for treasury and finance professionals based in Singapore and Malaysia. The courses are designed to equip financial professionals with the tools they need to earn the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and the Certified Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Professional (FPAC) certifications.
The CTP designation, sponsored by AFP, serves as a benchmark of competency in the finance profession and signifies that treasury practitioners have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to effectively execute critical functions related to corporate liquidity, capital and risk management.
The FPAC credential, also sponsored by AFP, establishes a set of core competencies for the corporate financial planning and analysis profession and addresses areas that are not necessarily covered by traditional accounting degrees. The AFP says that certified FPAC professionals are specially equipped to mitigate uncertainty and see beyond the numbers; they strive to make the numbers work to determine holistic strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting that tie into the goals of the business.
"This collaboration with NOESIS helps AFP bring a world-class training experience to treasury and finance professionals in Singapore and Malaysia," said Himashi Soriano, managing director of APAC. "Through high pass rates, an engaging learning environment, and focus on innovation, this path to earning AFP’s prestigious designations will help practitioners in Singapore and Malaysia distinguish themselves among their peers."
"The corporate finance profession is undergoing strong growth in the region," noted Dr Yee Wee Chun, CEO of NOESIS. "NOESIS is extremely happy and excited to partner with AFP to offer their programmes. AFP’s quality complemented with NOESIS’ strength in the market will ensure success for both institutions."
In addition, the NSE Academy Limited (NAL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), and the AFP have announced a formal partnership to provide AFP education and resources on the NSE Knowledge Hub, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered-learning experience platform specially created for financial learning. This partnership is designed to allow financial practitioners in India to have access to the most relevant corporate treasury, financial planning and analysis content.
By working together, AFP and the NSE Academy say they are helping treasury and finance professionals in India become a part of the growing learning community and gain specialised knowledge from global leaders in their field. The NSE Knowledge Hub uses AI to ensure content is tailored to individual areas of interests and goals and builds future-ready skills that have a positive business impact and career outcomes.
"This collaboration with the NSE Academy will add to AFP’s strong presence by building next-generation talent for the financial industry in India," commented AFP's Soriano. "By providing curated, insightful content to the NSE Knowledge Hub, AFP will be an asset for finance practitioners throughout their professional career."
"NSE has always been at the forefront of driving innovation in the Indian BFSI sector," added Vikram Limaye, MD & CEO of NSE. "NSE Academy plays an integral role in developing competitive skillsets for finance professionals, along with regular upskilling required for the talent pool to be future-ready. This partnership with AFP brings unique globally accredited learning resources, fuelled by the power of AI, to benefit the FP&A and treasury practitioners in India. This will enable the professionals to be further equipped to meet the ever-growing demands of the dynamic market."
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