Upon kind invitation of the Portuguese Association of Finance Analysts APAF, the Executive Management Committee gathered together on Friday 23rd February 2018. A special mention for the excellent dinner hosted by Reuters and the Comissão de Mercado de Valores Mobiliários (CMVM) the night before and that was chaired by Dra. Gabriela Figueiredo Dias, President of the CMVM.
In the last EMC, the main topics were the programme for the 11th Edition of the Summer School that includes relevant actual topics for the profession in its panels and conferences and will count with senior professionals and regulators. Also additional initiatives to the increasing cooperation with the regulators and the new training programs and new EFFAS qualifications to develop and enhance in 2018-2019 to continuously train investment professionals. The EMC additionally discussed the investment on further developing the current CEFA and CESGA, that will incorporate new training material by the end of 2018.
DVFA submitted to the EMC a proposal to co-opt their chair in the EFFAS EMC by Mr. Stefan Bielmaier, chairman of the DVFA, in substitution of Mr. Frank Klein. The EMC unanimously approved the co-opting of Mr. Bielmeier, which term of office expires in June 2020. We would like to thank Frank Klein, DVFA representative at the EFFAS EMC since June 2009 for his excellent contribution and dedication of during his term of office.
Thanks to the kind invitation of SFAF the next EMC meeting will be hosted in their facilities on the 3rd and 4th of May 2018.