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BFX to host chartered accountants workshop

Manama, January 29, 2012

Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX), the first multi-asset exchange in the Mena region, will conduct an educational workshop for members of the Bahrain Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (BCICAI) this week.

The one-day workshop will be held in the presence of Abdul Rahman Al Baker, the executive director of Financial Institutions Supervision at the Central Bank of Bahrain, at the Gulf Hotel Convention Centre on January 31, said a statement from the BFX.

The event comes as part of the BFX’s corporate responsibility to contribute to the educational and practical knowledge development, particularly within the field of finance in Bahrain.

The topics will focus on the ways to leverage opportunities in the financial derivatives markets, provide a comprehensive overview of the exchange traded derivatives markets and create awareness about the benefits and opportunities that these markets provide to various types of investors and traders.

Complementing the presentation, the BFX will also feature a trading environment in which the participants can gain hands on experience.

Partnered by the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB), Al Bilad newspaper, the Business in Gulf magazine and the Gulf Daily News newspaper, the event will also include the BAB members and the local media members as valuable guests.

On the workshop, Arshad Khan, the CEO and managing director of BFX and the BFX Clearing and Depository Corporation (BCDC), said: “As a pioneering and innovative exchange, we recognise the value of knowledge and community resources within the financial industry, and we trust that our topic of choice “Leveraging Opportunities in the Financial Derivatives Markets” will be gratifying to our guests."

BFX and its Training Institute (BFX-TI) have always been in the forefront to disseminate the theoretical and practical knowledge about the financial markets and this workshop is another step in that direction.

"We will be organising several such workshops for various other participants in the near future," he added.

BCICAI chairman TD Balraj said, "The facilities, business expertise and technological prowess of the BFX is second to none when it comes to financial derivatives markets. Our members can  easily make a positive difference in the way they trade in the commodities and currencies after they attend this workshop."

BAB chief executive officer Robert Ainey said, “One of the objectives of BAB is to promote ongoing professional development of its members.”

“The Association provides its support to the BFX in hosting this educational workshop and encourages professionals from the member banks to attend it,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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