The Guy Morel Institute at Ma Joie is hosting a two-day training session in collaboration with the Financial Services Authority whose chief executiveDamien Thésée was present at yesterday’s opening ceremony along with Graig Rod, representative of Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.
On behalf of The Guy Morel Institute (TGMI), Patrick Bristol shared the history of collaboration between the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and TGMI. He expressed that “today is no exception to see our two institutions joining together for a common cause.”
He added that over the years they have closely collaborated to train professionals in the domain of securities and non-banking. This is to guarantee that the sector has a continuous pool of qualified professionals who meet the local and international operation requirements.
The FSA extends the training to delegates who have met all the criteria and thus will undergo training in securities and investments with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI).
Mr Bristol further added that the delegates who have already gone through the necessary formation and are ready to sit through their exams will prove they have the necessary competences to provide quality service to bank businesses in the industry.
In his address, FSA chief executive Thésée noted that the training course undertaken by the CISI is the first of its kind in Seychelles. The CEO expressed his appreciation to the CISI for its support and Mr Rod, the learning specialist from Examready training academy, who will be heading the workshop.
He stated that this course is part of the FSA’s professional scholarship programme which was launched last year. Participants on the training programme are currently undertaking the international introduction to securities and investments certification. Upon successful completion they will be able to proceed with the specialisation pathway to either Investment corporation certificate or the capital markets programme.
Mr Rod detailed that CISI has evolved into benchmarking career pathways across Africa where all African countries who have adopted the CISI regulatory framework are on the same benchmark. He emphasised the importance of having local skills, and ensuring the momentum is carried into the market.