Kuwait: November 13, 2017
NBK Capital has announced the sponsorship of the 10th Annual Charter Award Ceremony, organized by the local Chartered Financial Analyst Society (CFA Society Kuwait) on Monday, 20 November 2017, at Salwa Al Sabah Hall – Marina Hotel Kuwait.
Ms. Shaikha Khalid Al-Bahar, Deputy Group CEO of National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) and Chairperson of NBK Capital will be Chief Guest at the event. Ms. Shaikha will address the Charter Awardees and the audience as well as distribute certificates to this year’s new Charter Holders.
The event will be attended by Mr. Paul Smith, CFA, President and CEO of the CFA Institute, prominent members of the financial and investment society in Kuwait, members of CFA Kuwait, and representatives of NBK Capital. Dr. Amlan Roy, the Global Demographics expert will be the Guest Speaker at the event.
CFA Society Kuwait, an organization that promotes the highest ethical standards and professional excellence within the local investment community, organizes this event annually to recognize professionals who have successfully completed the rigorous CFA program to earn the designation.
On this occasion, Mr. Faisal Al-Hamad, CEO of NBK Capital, said, “The CFA Institute is a strategic partner for NBK Capital. We both share the important responsibility of supporting these individuals who have demonstrated their high level of excellence and professionalism. Our goal is to help them reach new heights in their financial careers.” He added, “Our sponsorship falls under NBK Capital’s Corporate and Social Responsibility “CSR” strategy, and as evidence of the extent of our commitment to invest in the development of our people, and open new opportunities for them to build a prosperous future. Today, we welcome a new group of these ambitious professionals into the exciting world of finance, and we want to congratulate them on their great achievements”.
Mijbel AlQattan, CFA, President of CFA Society Kuwait, said: “We would like to thank NBK Capital for their continued support and partnership in the development of Kuwait’s investment management industry, as this underpins our common goal for investment professionals to contribute towards economic growth. With the changing market dynamics, professionals need to be qualified in order to adapt to changes whilst delivering value to clients through greater levels of transparency and ethical practices which puts the interest of investors first.”
This is the seventh year that NBK Capital will sponsor the CFA Graduation, which is reflective of the robust relationship the company has with CFA institute’s member society in Kuwait.
CFA Society Kuwait is an association of local investment professionals, consisting of portfolio managers, security analysts, investment advisors and other financial practitioners, that has served CFA charter holders and CFA Program candidates locally since 2008.