ACIIA Council agrees to make the CIIA programme more widely available in countries/regions without a member association

The ACIIA held its online Council Meeting / Extraordinary General Meeting on 3 December 2020.

At the meeting, the Council Members discussed the ACIIA mid-term strategies, especially an e-learning system which makes the CIIA programme more widely available for individuals based in a country/region without a member association by introducing an e-learning platform for a package of lecture videos and other materials. They also discussed different ways to offer the CIIA exams such as computer-based testing.  These are seen as being crucial to strengthen the CIIA programme and to increase the number of CIIA charter holders in the with/post pandemic world.

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Mr. Friedrich Mostböck renewed as chairman of the OVFA

The Ordinary General Meeting of the ÖVFA took place on September 23, 2020 in the Oesterreichische Nationalbank and approved to renew the chairmanship term for of Mag. Friedrich Mostböck for a new term. The elected board is as follows:

  • Mag. Friedrich Mostböck, CEFA – Präsident
  • Mag. Stefan Maxian – Vizepräsident
  • Mag. Andreas Wosol – Schriftführer
  • Mag. Paul Severin, CEFA – Kassier
  • Mag. Dietmar Rupar

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29 October 2020

The following are the best articles announced by the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (SAAJ) for 2020:

1. Network Structure in ESG Ratings Suggests New Corporate Strategies:
Evolving AI Technology to Quantify Qualitative Data
- Yukihiro Aiba / Takeshi Ito / Yohei Ibe
The authors developed a quantitative model to predict a company’s ESG ratings assigned by FTSE and MSCI, by systematically collecting corporate disclosure reports and processing them using AI technology. The model identifies quantitatively the areas that each company should strategically prioritize and the information it should disclose with regard to ESG. To read this article, click here.

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New ACIIA Council Members elected

27 June 2020

At the online ACIIA Annual General Meeting held on 23 June 2020, the following representatives were elected to its Council:

  • Dr. Yasuhiro Maehara (SAAJ Japan), Chairman
  • Dr. Andreas Jacobs (SFAA Switzerland), Deputy Chairman
  • Mr. Klaus Beinke (DVFA Germany) - New
  • Mr. Hans Buysse (EFFAS Europe)
  • Dr. Douglas Elespe (IAEF Argentina)
  • Dr. Jesús López Zaballos (IEAF Spain)
  • Ms. Pascale Mourvillier (SFAF France)
  • Ms. Shen Yi (SAC China)
  • Ms. Maria Alessandra Zunino de Pignier (AIAF Italy) - New

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