CISI ties up with SLASSCOM
The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) and the
Sri Lankan Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) have
signed a Memorandum of Understanding which aims to support capacity
building for the financial services sector in Sri Lanka.
SLASSCOM Chairman Dinesh Saparamadu
exchanging the MoU with CISI India, Sri Lanka and Mauritius
Country Head Arwa Tapia.
The CISI is the leading examining, training and membership body for
those working in the securities and investment industry, with over
40,000 members who benefit from its program of professional and social
events globally. SLASSCOM is Sri Lanka's trade body representing IT and
business process outsourcing (BPO) companies.
The agreement focuses on the promotion of CISI's qualifications to
SLASSCOM member firms working in the Sri Lankan financial services
Those qualifications to be promoted include the: "International
Introduction to Investment - specifically designed to meet the needs of
new market entrants, with particular focus on international markets. -
IT in Investment Operations (ITIO) - a practical and relevant exam for
IT practitioners working in financial services and International
Investment Administration (IIAQ) - a practitioner-led qualification for
administration and operations staff working in financial services.
Joint initiatives supported by both the CISI and SLASSCOM in Sri
Lanka will include promoting Sri Lanka as an outsourcing destination for
Finance Business Process Outsourcing and promoting Continuing
Professional Development (CPD) programs on current themes relevant to
CISI CEO Simon Culhane said' "We are very pleased to enter into this
partnership with SLASSCOM. This initiative will bring our qualifications
and CPD programs to the heart of the Sri Lankan financial services
community, contributing further to local skill levels and thereby
helping the industry to build a world class reputation for excellence.
CISI - Sri Lanka and India Country Head Arwa Tapia, said: "Our
globally recognized qualifications have experienced a high uptake among
BPO and IT companies in India and other key outsourcing areas. We are
confident these qualifications as endorsed by SLASSCOM will contribute
to the development of an adequately trained talent pool to meet the
future challenges the industry holds."
SLASSCOM Chairman Dinesh Saparamadu said: "We see great potential for
Sri Lankan IT-BPO companies in the financial services sector. We expect
this partnership with CISI will help increase the number of qualified
professionals available for the industry, to take advantage of global
opportunities in securities and investment domains. SLASSCOM is on a
mission to help the IT-BPO industry become the largest export revenue
earner for Sri Lanka and views capacity building as a key enabler in
achieving this goal."