A Career Option For Young Women In Investment Initiative

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A Career Option For Young Women In Investment Initiative
Anagh Pal - 08 March 2020

With an attempt to help young women gain flexibility in the investment management industry, CFA Institute, a global association of investment management professionals, has opened applications for its Young Women In Investment Initiative, 2020.

The program’s vision encompasses creating the required awareness of the investment management industry. It also inculcates interest among women to view it as a long-term career option.

This program is open to 100 women selected from any educational discipline. Candidates need to be in their final-year, graduating in 2020. Applications will be closing when all 100 places on the program are filled or on 15 March 2020, whichever is earlier.

“We started this initiative in 2018, and since then we have seen remarkable demand from both the investment industry and participants. It is overwhelming and encouraging to see young women from diverse backgrounds, such as engineering, arts, sciences, commerce, choosing to pursue a career in finance,” said Vidhu Shekhar, CFA, CIPM, country head, India, CFA Institute.

The boot camps with a time span of four-week, take place simultaneously at centers in Mumbai and Bengaluru, which include free room and board. Each boot camp covers a wide range of business skills. Added to that the camps focus on the basics of the investment industry, such as ethics, micro, and macroeconomics, regulations, risk management, financial statements, securities, alternative investments, quantitative concepts, machine learning, financial modeling, with classroom sessions led by senior industry professionals. Participants completing the boot camp will be offered a stipend-paying internship for three-to-six months at a leading financial institution in India, subject to certain conditions.

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