October 2016
 
Jesús López Zaballos
EFFAS Chairman

Dear EFFAS Friends,

I´m glad to announce you that the Institute of Financial Services Malta (IFS Malta), has officially joined us as Member after the approval of the EFFAS AGM last June. I´m confident that this is the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship for the mutual benefit of IFS Malta and our Federation. A warm welcome to our new partners!

In the past days the EMC gathered together in order to discuss and decide upon the present and future position of our Federation. I take the opportunity to express our gratitude to Erste Group Bank and specially Mr. Mostböck for receiving the EFFAS Board in their extraordinary facilities and hosting the EMC Meeting Vienna. Also, I would like to thank our Spanish partners IEAF/FEF for hosting the TQC Meeting in their new facilities in Madrid.

In the following news, you will see the intense activity of our Federation in the different areas such as the Seminars, Meetings and Events of our Commissions and National Member Societies enhancing EFFAS presence Europe wide and consolidating the cooperation among the members.

I encourage you to share the news among your members to participate in the upcoming activities to be held in the next weeks.

Jesús López Zaballos, EFFAS Chairman

  
 
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2 Executive Management Committee (EMC) Meeting in Vienna
3 Training and Qualification Committee (TQC) Meeting in Madrid
4 The Institute of Financial Services Malta (IFS Malta) EFFAS new Member
5 6th Taking ESG into Account Conference Frankfurt 30th November 2016, EFFAS/DVFA
6 EFRAG, EFFAS Financial Accounting Commission (FAC), OIC and AIAF joined event in Milan November 29th 2016
7 Certified Senior Investment Professional Program launched by DVFA Germany
8 Conference on Ethics organized by VBA Netherlands
9 New CEFA Holders in Norway
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2. Executive Management Committee (EMC) Meeting Vienna

The EFFAS Executive Management Committee (EMC) was organized on Friday 23th September in Vienna. Upon kindly invitation of Mr. Mostboeck, Chairman of the “Österreichische Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management” (ÖVFA) and Head of Group Research of Erste Bank-Group, the EMC was hosted in the magnificent facilities of the new financial city “Erste Campus” in Vienna.

The EMC thanks the hospitality of Erste Bank, for hosting EFFAS Board and hopes in the near future to organize an event in collaboration between EFFAS and Erste Bank.

  
3. Training and Qualification Committee (TQC) Meeting Madrid

Commitment and intense discussions were the main topic of the TQC Meeting held in Madrid last Thursday 29th September 2016. Thanks to the experienced leadership of Prof. Dr. Otto Lucius the TQC discussions were highly constructive and the new communication framework through the TQC Discussion Area was agreed to be implemented.

The TQC Meeting was hosted upon kindly invitation by the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts/Foundation for Financial Studies (IEAF/FEF) in their brand new facilities located in the heart of Madrid.

  
4. The Institute of Financial Services Malta (IFS Malta) EFFAS new Member

The Institute of Financial Services Malta (IFS Malta) is our newest EFFAS Member, after the approval of its membership application by the EFFAS AGM last June 16th, 2016. With more than fifty years of experience, IFS Malta is the premier provider of educational services for the banking and financial services profession in Malta and has more than 5.000 members.

  
5. 6th Taking ESG into Account Conference Frankfurt 30th November 2016, EFFAS/DVFA

EFFAS as the European umbrella association of investment professional societies and DVFA as the German Society of Investment Professionals have been successfully engaged in the mainstreaming of ESG into investment decision-making. Ever since the publication of their seminal paper “KPIs for ESG” in 2010 and the launch of the ESG training program “Valuation, Measurement & Integration” in 2014 both organizations have been an important hotbed of approaches and methods for integrating seemingly marginal topics into the mainstream of financial markets.

  
6. EFRAG, EFFAS Financial Accounting Commission (FAC) , OIC and AIAF joined event in Milan November 29th 2016

Next November 29th a double event will be organized in Milan by The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS), the Organismo Italiano di Contabilità (OIC) and the Associazione Italiana degli Analisti e Consulenti Finanziari (AIAF). There are a limited number of places for “non-users”. The language of the event will be English and free-of-charge. 

  
7. Certified Senior Investment Professional Program launched by DVFA Germany

DVFA offers recently a genuine training program for senior investment professionals: CSIP – Certified Senior Investment Professional. This unique program started this year in February with 26 senior investment professionals, all of them having at least ten years of work experience.

  
8. Conference on Ethics organized by VBA Netherlands

The Dutch Minister of Finance Mr. Jeroen Dijsselbloem acted as key note speaker in the successful third edition of the annual conference on “Ethics and Integrity in the financial sector”, organized by the Dutch Association of Investment Professionals (VBA Netherlands) “Beroepsvereniging van Beleggingsprofessionals”. 

  
9. New CEFA Holders in Norway

EFFAS congratulates the new CEFA Holders in Norway. This summer the Norwegian Society of Financial Analysts (NFF) celebrated last Wednesday 24th August in Oslo the CEFA graduation ceremony for 36 new CEFA holders. 

  

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