By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 14th September:- National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), CFA Institute and Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP) have entered into an agreement to establish a framework of co-operation and implement various activities towards driving financial literacy and investor education in India. CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials.
This partnership will be beneficial as NSDL, CFA Institute & IAIP will be able to leverage their unique strengths to reach out to large investor community in India. With this, NSDL will be able to access international education content of CFA Institute whereas CFA India can leverage on the wide reach of NSDL. The formal collaboration plan was signed by MD & CEO of NSDL, G V Nageswara Rao and CFA India head, Vidhu Shekhar in the presence of CFA Institute Global MD, Paul Smith and CFA Institute-Asia Pacific MD, Nick Pollard.
G V Nageswara Rao, MD & CEO of NSDL commented that with this partnership, Indian investor community will have access to global content and Indian investment industry professionals can learn of global best practices. NSDL’s student education oriented initiatives will also benefit from association with the CFA Institute.
Paul Smith, Chief Executive Officer of CFA Institute, said that with our collaboration with NSDL. ‘Putting Investors first’ is a theme that CFA Institute advocates around the globe and NSDL has exactly the same ethos. With this partnership, we can leverage the strengths of NSDL to spread financial literacy and investor awareness across India. He also stressed upon the need to develop soft skills amongst upcoming Indian investment industry professionals while imbibing excellent quality technical education as covered in CFA curriculum.