The AMAF (Monaco’s Finance Association) certification is Monaco’s official professional certification required for Finance professionals. This certification is mandatory for all new staff seeking front office positions, including traders, financial analysts, client relationship managers, sales people and direct supervisors of such professionals.
Professional certifications are now required in most developed financial centers as they address the specific need for financial institutions to insure that all Front office staff have appropriate technical and deontological knowledge to properly function.
Concretely, the AMAF certification includes 44 hours of training, delivered by the International University of Monaco and its partner IntellEval Monaco. The certification curriculum, developed jointly with the Monegasque regulator, covers many areas of finance: fundamental investment principles, portfolio management, derivatives, financial markets, ethical conduct as well as Monaco’s regulatory framework and institutions.
Monaco has been willing to set the highest standards in order to continue to develop its financial industry in a responsible, sustainable manner and to meet clients’ high expectations. Such professional requirements affirm Monaco’s position as a dynamic financial center.
“Doing this certification gives me the opportunity to return to the academic environment, reviewing some known financial aspects and some new ones.
While the Master in finance -Wealth Management degree gave me a broad theoretical and practical understanding of the international financial industry, the certification focuses on technical training on specific financial tools related to the main financial and regulation aspects of the Principality. ”
Lorena has graduated from IUM with an MSc in Finance, Private Banking and International Wealth Management specialization in 2013. She is currently working as Assistant Private Banker with EFG Private Bank- Monaco. She is providing daily administrative and customer support to a group of Financial Advisors –International Desk (as she speaks Spanish, Italian and English fluently) . She is taking the AMAF certification because the bank offers her the possibility to improve her skills in getting this certification.
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