The Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Society East Africa is set to host a global investment conference in Kampala Uganda on August 29th.
According to the organisers, the event will be a practitioner-oriented educational conference focused on East Africa economies and capital markets, as well as global issues relevant to investors worldwide.
The conference comes at a time when CFA has embarked on an advocacy campaign in partnership with the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Kenya on Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS), a set of standardized, industry-wide ethical principles that guide investment managers and asset owners on how to fairly calculate and present their investment results with the goal of promoting performance transparency and comparability.
Already, Alan Lwetabe, CFA, CIPM has been appointed to the Global Industry Standards (GIS) Steering Committee at the CFA Institute.
Under the theme, “Revolution: Capital Markets Deepening to Spur Economic Growth” the conference will bring together over 400 financial services professionals consisting of CFA Society members, leading regional investors, local and international investors, financiers, and industry leaders.
CFA East Africa president Patricia Kiwanuka said the choice to host this conference in Kampala re-affirms Uganda’s global reputation of embracing capital mobilizations as an integral part of a country’s economic structure.
Among the confirmed speakers include Jairus Muaka, Head of Strategy and Policy of CMA Kenya, Terry Adembetsa – Director of the Derivatives Market and Francis Nasyomba, CFA Principal of Raising Capital & Investments and other players in the finance sector.
CFA society is an association of local investment professionals. Consisting of portfolio managers, investment advisors, educators and other financial professionals, CFA promotes, ethical and professional standards within the investment industry, encourages professional development through the CFA Program and continuing education, facilitates the exchange of information and opinions among people within the local investment community and beyond, and works to further the public’s understanding of the CFA designation and investment industry.