UCCI offers a ‘wealth’ of knowledge

| 27/02/2011

(CNS): The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) has launched a new diploma in its fund administration programme this month, following accreditation as the primary training provider for the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), the largest and most widely respected international body for securities and investment professionals. “Caymanians and others working in the Wealth Management area now have an excellent opportunity to study while working,” said UCCI President Roy Bodden. “The partnership between UCCI and CISI allows those interested to benefit from excellent faculty, access to instructors and the convenience of personalized attention.

The president said the new UCCI programme formed part of the goal to ensure the Cayman Islands remain on the cutting edge in international finance. This 13-month programme consists of four Certificates designed to provide participants with knowledge and skills relevant to understanding the industry and is preparation to sit the CISI external examinations.

The Certificates are taught by experienced UCCI instructors and industry guests. Topics are presented on Friday afternoons and Saturdays to accommodate participants’ busy working schedules.

The first Certificate, Introduction to Securities and Investment (International), is a qualification designed to meet the needs of new entrants to the investment industry.

“The programme provides an overview of all areas of investment, with an approach that is focused and tailored to international markets,” explained Dr. Carolyn Mathews, Director of Graduate Studies and Executive Training at UCCI. “The syllabus explores topics such as Economic Environments, Financial Assets and Markets, Equities, Derivatives, Investment Funds, Financial Services Regulation, and Taxation and Trusts and participants in the programme are excited by the opportunities that the programme has to offer and its relevance to their work,” she adds.

A programme schedule is available for those interested in pursuing the other Certificates: the Certificate in Investment Management is offered in June, Risk in Financial Services is offered in October and the Certificate in Wealth Management is offered in February 2012. All Certificates can be done as individual qualifications or collectively to form a UCCI Diploma.

For application and registration, please contact Diane Campbell, Deputy Registrar at dcampbell@ucci.edu.ky or call 326-3166.

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