CSE promotes financial literacy | Sunday Observer

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) recently presented certificates to students who had successfully completed the Advanced Diploma in Financial Markets (ADFM) course at a ceremony at the Kingsbury Hotel.

The event marked an important milestone in CSE’s efforts to foster financial literacy and education in the capital market, as it is the first academic degree to be awarded by the Exchange.

CSE President Dumith Fernando was the main guest. The keynote address was delivered by Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Lynear Wealth Management, Dr. Naveen Gunawardane. CSE management, faculty, students and their guests also participated in the award ceremony.

The ADFM was set up in response to a growing demand for an entry-level university degree issued by the CSE to enable a better knowledge of the financial markets, in particular with a particular emphasis on operations in the financial markets. capital and investment.

The ADFM comprises 10 modules and was completed in nine months, covering areas such as financial market regulation, investment analysis, portfolio management, macroeconomics and other related topics. The course content featured a combination of theoretical and practical aspects of financial markets and included the students’ management of a model portfolio, integrating real-world expertise with practical skills.

CSE President Dumith Fernando said, “We have been working hard through CSE and our partners to try to promote not only financial literacy, but also access to financial markets. We understand the importance of financial literacy and financial markets to our economy. This is why CSE has developed a structured and practical curriculum that I hope all students will use in their personal future and in their careers,” he added.

ADFM is recognized by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA), which provide ADFM graduate students with a fast-track route to earning an accounting qualification from management.

Sarah J. Greer