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Dr. Jesus López Zaballos has been re-elected as Chairman of EFFAS for a new period of 3 years.


Jesús López Zaballos, , has been re-elected President of the European Federation of Financial Analysts, EFFAS (European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies), representing the IEAF. This re-election, which extends the presidency of the Spanish representative for three more years, has been formalized in the general assembly of this organization, held in Madrid, and has been unanimously approved by a proposal of the board of directors.

In this third consecutive term of the Spanish representative, chosen for the first time in 2012, EFFAS's priority challenges will be to analyze the changes in the role of analysts and investment managers in the face of the challenge of new technologies; Work for the establishment of a mandatory professional certification for analysts and portfolio managers within the framework of the European MiFID II regulation; And to continue to actively collaborate as users of financial information in European bodies such as the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) or the Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).

In addition, the president of the European Federation of Financial Analysts' societies stresses that this organization will continue to work in the next three years for the development of areas of growing importance in the sector, such as the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investment analysis; Behavioral finance; The application of data science or data science in finance; And ethics and ethical aspects of professional practice.

Jesus López Zaballos is member of the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts (IEAF), director of the Foundation for Financial Studies (FEF) training center and Council member of the Association of Certified lnternational lnvestment Analyst (ACIIA) and expert in the Capital Market Industry, working for several important private and public financial institutions in different fields.

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icon The CEFA designation was introduced in 1992 as a means of providing a high and uniform standard of training for investment professionals within Europe. The designation comprised seven topic areas based upon the EFFAS syllabus and accreditations of national member society programmes were controlled by the CTQAB (Commission on Training and Qualifications Accreditation Board).
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icon The Governance Model provides EFFAS with the means of developing and recognisingdesignations that are appropriate for investment professionals.
The designations are of two types EFFAS Diplomas and EFFAS Certificates.
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icon EFFAS helped to develop the internationally recognised Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA®) examinations - for its graduates, a veritable passport to the major financial markets of the world.
The body behind the CIIA® diploma is the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts (ACIIA®) in which over 55,000 investment professionals are registered world-wide.
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icon EFFAS provides students with an e-learning platform, a tool that allows to follow through the web the period of study, as well as self-assess the knowledge acquired, in a comfortable and dynamic way.Students may find from end of April 2014 the following services:
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