On his part, Bahrain Bourse’s Chief Executive Officer Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, said: “This initiative goes in line with the Bourse’s strategy that aims at fulfilling BHB’s vision towards enhancing awareness on various investment & trading instruments.”
“The Academy is being offered in collaboration with the BIBF as one of our key initiatives to enhance investment awareness, targeting particularly a broader spectrum of public audience.” Shaikh Khalifa added.
The BIBF’s Director, Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh said: “The BIBF’s Centre for Banking aspires to be in the forefront of imparting practical and useful knowledge to all participants who attend its programs. The Investment Academy is an example of disseminating professional training opportunities on trading, investment, saving, foreign exchange and much more to everyone who is keen to learn the options that are available for investing and saving and enable them to fulfill their personal goals on wealth creation.”
The Investment Academy, which is an investor education training provider within the Capital Markets (www.bibf.com/bahrainbourse) aims at offering technical market know-how targeted towards beginner, intermediate, and professional investors to enhance their capital markets knowledge with innovative teaching methods and technologies.
The Investment Academy aims at capacity building and further bolstering Bahrain’s position as a financial center for banking. This milestone aims at further expanding Bahrain’s horizon and market positioning to also become an intellectual hub for capital markets training and knowledge. The Investment Academy’s offering mandate will cover public awareness sessions, professional certifications as well as key trending topics in capital markets.
The Investment Academy targets a broad spectrum of audiences from students to individual investors and small business investors providing them with the basic knowledge of financial products and investment strategies. The Investment Academy will cover both professional certifications (including Series 7, Series 79) as well as general Capital Markets focused programs.
The Investment Academy will help develop the critical skills and capacity of the investment industry to harness the potential of the capital markets. With this, the BIBF aims to train an immense number of participants and become a trusted partner with delivering a range of programs that meet various levels of investing and trading knowledge to broaden the range of investment awareness and know-how across the Kingdom for seasoned and amateur investors.