On 11 May 2018, CFA SOCIETY NIGERIA was recognized by CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence, as the 2018 recipient of the Most Outstanding Society 110-199 members category. The award recognizes the work and dedication shown by the society in its exceptional achievements in advocating for professional excellence in Nigeria by improving investor protection, market fairness, ethics and professional standards, and investor outcomes to ultimately benefit society at large.
“The Society Excellence Awards programme gives CFA Institute the opportunity to distinguish the hard work and commitment that our global network of societies demonstrates” noted Emily Dunbar, head, Global Society Relations. “With 151 societies in 73 countries and territories, CFA Institute is grateful for the thousands of CFA charterholders that generously volunteer their time and skills, and in turn, help to create a better member organization that benefits the investment profession at a local, regional and global level.”
The CFA Institute Society Awards Programme was established in 2006 to identify and reward efforts of societies in the delivery of the CFA Institute mission and provide value to the investment professionals they represent. This year, there were 132 nominations submitted globally in 14 award categories, representing 51 societies.
“We are honoured to receive the MOST OUTSTANDING SOCIETY 110-199 AWARD this year”, said Banji Fehintola, CFA, President of CFA Society Nigeria. “As a member society of CFA Institute, we are dedicated in our efforts to help build the next generation of investment professionals, to serve our members and promote the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. We are proud of the recognition shown by CFA Institute for our commitment to supporting the organization’s mission”.
In the past year, CFA Society Nigeria increased member value by improving its administrative operations, organising high-quality programmes and events, and setting up a laudable society office with a functional and fully-equipped library facility to aid the development of future investment professionals. The society’s achievement this year includes facilitating the approval of the first CFA examination test centre in Nigeria, starting from the June 2018 exams. The society advocates for market integrity through thought-leadership, advocacy and by promoting the CFA Charter. CFA Society Nigeria promotes gender diversity in the investment industry through several Women in Investment Management initiatives. The society is also very engaged in university outreaches and organizes the annual Ethics Challenge and CFA Institute Research Challenge.
About CFA SOCIETY NIGERIA
CFA SOCIETY NIGERIA is the local member society of CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behaviour in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. For more information, visit https://cfasocietyng.org/.
About CFA Institute
CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behaviour in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has over 145,000 members in 159 countries and territories, including 139,000 CFA charterholders, and 147-member societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.
Gloria Edem, Society PR, CFA Society Nigeria
Award Program Questions
William Boivin, Project Lead, CFA Institute 2017 Society Awards Program