CFA donates curriculum materials

The CFA Society of the Cayman Islands recently donated a set of curriculum study materials for the Chartered Financial Analyst Program to the George Town Public Library.

CFA donates

Pictured from left are Shirley Wahler, chief education officer, Department of Education Services; Juliet Lawson, librarian, George Town Public Library; Arthur Dzaghgouni, president, CFA Society of the Cayman Islands; Christen Suckoo, deputy chief officer, Finance, Administration, Ministry of Education. Photo: Submitted

CFA Society of the Cayman Islands President, Arthur Dzaghgouni, CFA, and Public Awareness Chair Gareth Pulman presented the materials to Shirley Wahler, chief education officer; Christen Suckoo, deputy chief officer for the Ministry of Education; and Juliet Lawson, librarian at the George Town Public Library.

The curriculum materials span all three levels of the study programme and will be placed in the Reference Section of the library. The CFA Program is a graduate-level self-study programme for investment professionals. First proposed by eminent economist and investor Benjamin Graham in 1942, it has been ranked by The Economist magazine as the gold standard among investment analysis designations.

‘I spent a good deal of time studying for my examinations at The George Town Library seven years ago and I am pleased that our Society is able to support the Reference Section in this manner,’ said Mr. Dzaghgouni. ‘I hope that moving forward we are able to donate curriculum materials on an annual basis.’

Ms Lawson commented, ‘We are very pleased to accept this generous donation. The collection will undoubtedly be a prime information source for students as well as professionals in the finance field.’

Mrs. Wahler added that ‘this gesture represents a significant move towards establishing strategic partnerships between the Public Library and the business community. This will not only benefit individuals, but also strengthen community capacity and ultimately address urgent issues related to economic development within the Cayman Islands’.