The Association of Financial and Banking Analysts in Romania (AAFBR) has a new Board of Directors and launched a training programme to promote the CIIA Diploma


The Association of Financial and Banking Analysts in Romania (AAFBR) has elected a new Board of Directors to serve for the next two years. They have added two more vice president positions to increase the number of directors by two to a total of seven.

Ms. Daniela Ropota, CIIA, CESGA was re-elected for a new two-year term. She has more than 17 years of activity in the financial sector in investment analysis, risk management, evaluation, and financial modelling.

The six vice-presidents are: Mr. Adrian Codirlașu, Mrs. Andreea Pălic, Mr. Claudiu Vuță, Mr. Flavius Jakubowicz, Mrs. Iulia Corlănescu and Mr. Mihai Căruntu.

AAFBR increased the size of its board to strengthen the administrative capacity of the association to implement important projects both for the community of financial analysts and for the general public. The AAFBR members voted for a committee of 3 censors for the next two years and a series of amendments to the functioning status of the Association that would facilitate the future development of their proposed activities.

AAFBR will also aim to further facilitate the access of its members to various professional certification programmes such as Certified International Investment Analysts (CIIA), Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA), Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA) and courses on topics required in various areas of specialization of the profession of economist and/or specialist in the financial and banking field.

"AAFBR expands the number of members in the Board of Directors (CD) from 5 to 7 considering the development of the Association in its over 14 years of activity and the involvement of several members in the coordination of key projects of the Association. They have extensive experience in banking, capital markets, taxation, and financial analysis, thus offering at the RDC level a broad vision of the financial sector. The new Board of Directors has a balanced structure both from the perspective of diverse expertise and gender equality, which creates favourable premises for well-documented decisions and the further development of the Association's activity.”, said Ms. Ropota.

On 1 November 2022, AAFBR had an event to launch a training solution to promote the CIIA Diploma in Romania. “In the financial industry, professionals must be prepared, not only to manage the unforeseen, but also to possess the knowledge, skills and competences that will ensure their professional agility and real-time adaptation to the challenges of the financial analyst profession.”, said Ms. Ropota.

In this context, AAFBR and ENVISIA Business School have launched a training solution at a practical level, to support the candidates to prepare for obtaining the prestigious professional qualification CIIA, under the aegis of the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts (ACIIA).

AAFBR and ENVISIA have joined their expertise in an exquisite educational partnership and have developed a unique training programme focused on solving mock exam exercises and problems, and thus, the candidates to be more prepared for the exams leading to CIIA advanced stage certification. The programme has an applied approach, based on simulations of the CIIA exam, benefiting from specialized resources and a team of facilitators who are practitioners with high expertise in the fields of study within the CIIA programme.

The guest speakers at the launch included the ACIIA Chair and Deputy Chair, the CEO of the Swiss Training Centre for Investment Professionals (AZEK), relevant public authorities, Bucharest Stock Exchange, and the main professional associations and organizations active in Romania in the field of investments. Dr. Yasuhiro Maehara, the ACIIA Chair, congratulated AAFBR on the launch of the training solution and the collaboration between AAFBR and ENVISIA, which would contribute greatly to the development of the CIIA programme in Romania.

For more information about AAFBR you can visit their website here.




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