great deal of effort has been put into
promoting CIIAŽ. The number of bilateral
visits among analyst associations has
increased considerably. These contacts
have allowed better communication, enabling
the definition of certain common goals.
- establishing an examination preparation
seminar, the first of which gathered 200
candidates from Belgium, Spain and France
on 4, 5 and 6 September 2003 in Paris.
Reports on this event were published in
We are particularly pleased by the increasingly
frequent coverage of ACIIAŽ by the financial
we should mention the efforts made by
some of our member-societies in promoting
our certificate abroad: our Spanish colleagues
are expanding their activity both at home
and in Argentina and Chile. SFAF (France)
has supported the foundation of the "Société
Marocaine des Analystes Financiers", which
has recently been approved as an ACIIAŽ
member. SFAF is also continuing its efforts
in Tunisia and Egypt. Finally, the DVFA
(Germany) is guiding the East European
countries in their effort to adopt CIIAŽ.
have every reason to feel optimistic about
the future of our certification. The CIIAŽ
is clearly present throughout Asia, Latin
America, Europe and now also Africa. We
must endeavour to further strengthen the
links between our societies to enable
ACIIAŽ's external development.
EFFAS representative on the Board
Secretary General of ABAF-BVFA (Belgium).