Sri Lankan Unversity’s to Get Access to investment analysis

(LBO) – Students at Sri Lanka’s higher education institutes will get access to investment analysis training through a program developed by Amba Research, a securities research firm catering to global markets.
“The training programme will provide users with invaluable global best practices in investment research,” Chanakya Dissanayake, country head and director at Amba Research said in a statement.”Given the development of Sri Lanka’s equity and debt capital, creating a well-trained pool of investment research professionals capable of working at institutional investors, investment banks, and other sell-side firms in Sri Lanka is of paramount importance.”

The program was formally introduced to senior officials of universities and academic institution at a ceremony in Colombo, Friday.

The programme targets final-year graduates and professional accountants seeking employment in the capital markets industry.

Participants will follow a real-life investment analysis cycle: analysing the competitive dynamics of a given industry, Amba said.

The training program has also been endorsed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC).

“The programme will act as a preliminary starting point for young Sri Lankan graduates looking to enter the capital markets industry,” Nalaka Godahewa, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka said.

“This kind of training will provide graduates with the requisite foundation skills to advance their employability within the industry.”


The program has been accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, for continuous professional development, Amba said.Amba’s training programmes are run by capital markets practitioners and by charter holders of the US based Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) body.

Amba’s said its equity analyst training program had been given ‘approved-provider program’ since since 2009 by US-based CFA Institute.


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