NEW YORK, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Cass Business School (Cass) is joining with the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) to announce a strategic partnership to deliver in-demand skills-based finance and fintech training to prepare professionals for the future of finance.
Cass Business School (Cass) is an integral part of City, University of London and consistently ranked amongst the best business schools and programs in the world; the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) is a 95-year-old financial skills training company owned by the Financial Times that specializes in Capital Markets and Corporate Finance.
"We are delighted to be collaborating with NYIF to launch innovative and industry-relevant, finance programmes," said Professor Andrew Clare, Associate Dean, Cass Business School.
This Fall, Cass and NYIF will offer two joint professional certificates in the following core areas of finance: Quantitative Methods for Finance (QMfF) and Fixed Income (FI). Participants can expect an immersive and interactive program taught by Cass' elite faculty that employs realistic simulations and case studies, preparing participants for successful careers in Finance. Both programs are a week long and geared for finance professionals with an aptitude for quantitative disciplines in mathematics, sciences, engineering, and economics. Programs will be open for enrollment in May 2017.
The QMfF professional certificate is scheduled for the week of 16 October 2017 at Cass' Executive Education facility in the Heart of the City of London. The program is designed to develop the fundamental desk-ready skills essential for quantitative roles in finance, including trading, structuring, valuation, risk management, regulation and financial engineering. Participants will learn the mathematical techniques, Excel tools, VBA programming skills and numerical methods to become proficient in quantitative finance. QMfF certificate holders will also be presented with an enrollment offer to the Chartered Financial Risk Engineer™ (CFRE™) program. The CFRE™ is a professional designation in financial risk management given by NYIF to those who complete an intensive 10-month program and examination.
The FI professional certificate is scheduled for the week of 13 November 2017 at Cass. The program aims to produce skilled individuals in the key areas of fixed income including pricing and valuation of bonds, fixed income instruments and markets, and yield curve analysis. Participants will develop practical, technical and analytical skills to determine fair values, the term structure of interest rates, and yields and risk measures for a wide variety of instruments including government bonds, corporate bonds, mortgage securities and fixed income derivatives. FI certificate holders will earn credit toward the CFRE™ designation.
With increasingly sophisticated technology companies entering and competing in every area of financial services, individuals within the finance industry are forced to adapt to survive the FinTech revolution. On the 14th of June 2017, Cass and NYIF will host a breakfast briefing at the Cass campus for senior HR professionals to discuss the challenges derived from FinTech and plans to address the present skills gap growing in financial services. To register for this free event, visit: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/executive-education/events
Lee Arthur, the Managing Director of NYIF, explained the rationale behind the partnership: "Fintech is having real, structural changes on the way capital markets operate. Today, employers find themselves seeking applicants to new types of roles with hybrid requirements mixing finance and technology. Those candidates aren't often easy to find. With Cass, we aim to enable employers and professionals to develop the new Fin+Tech merged skill sets quickly, through our London-based intense certificate programs."
About Cass Business School (www.cass.city.ac.uk)
Cass Business School, which is part of City, University of London, is a leading global business school driven by world-class knowledge, innovative education and a vibrant community. Cass has been at the leading edge of business education for 50 years, developing leaders who help businesses thrive through change and uncertainty. Located in the heart of one of the world's leading financial centres, Cass has strong links to both the City of London and the thriving entrepreneurial hub of Tech City. It is among the global elite of business schools that hold the gold standard of triple-crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The faculty at Cass are experts in their fields, producing cutting-edge research with real-world impact. The recent Research Excellence Framework results assessed 84% of Cass research to be world leading or internationally excellent. Cass educates nearly 4,000 professionals each year on globally renowned programs across all levels of study from undergraduate, to masters, to Executive Education. On graduating, participants join a 38,000-strong alumni community across more than 160 countries. Cass Business School blends academic excellence, extraordinary experiences and career progression to foster life-long learning. Twitter: @cassbusiness
About New York Institute of Finance (www.nyif.com)
A Financial Times company with a history dating back more than 90 years, the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) is a global leader in training for financial services and related industries. NYIF courses cover everything from investment banking, asset pricing, insurance and market structure to financial modeling, treasury operations, and accounting. The New York Institute of Finance has a faculty of industry leaders and offers a range of program delivery options, including self-study, online courses, and in-person classes. Started by the New York Stock Exchange in 1922, NYIF now trains 50,000 professionals online and in class, in over 120 countries. Its US customers include the SEC, the Treasury, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and most leading worldwide banks. In 2017, NYIF launched two new financial designations, the Chartered Financial Risk Engineer™ and the Chartered Investment Banking Analyst™. See all of NYIF's training and qualifications here.
New York Institute of Finance
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