ASIAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCE AWARD FOR ESSAYS ON PROFESSIONALISM IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY

ABOUT THE AWARD
The Asian Institute of Finance Award for Essays on Professionalism in the Financial Services Industry (“Award”) is a biennial regional essay competition. Organised by the Asian Institute of Finance (“AIF”), the Award aims to promote greater awareness of the need for a strong culture of professionalism and ethics in the financial services industry in Asia in order to secure public trust in the industry and its long-term sustainability.

ELIGIBILITY
The Award is open to all individuals who, at the date of the submission of their essays, are at least 21 years of age and either:
(a) Citizens of an Asian country listed below and working in the financial services industry regardless of the country in which they are living and working; or
(b) Living and working in the financial services industry in an Asian country listed below regardless of their nationality.

The financial services industry encompasses all financial institutions and associated consultancies operating within the banking, capital markets and insurance sectors both in conventional and Islamic finance.

THE THEME
The inaugural theme of the Award is “The Future of Professionalism in the Financial Services Industry in Asia: The Way Forward”.

Asia’s economic development towards prosperity over the past 50 years has been a source of admiration amongst the international community. At its current growth trajectory, Asia is projected to account for half of global output, trade and investment by 2050. To support the region’s growth in a sustainable manner, it is imperative that the financial services industry in Asia is anchored by a strong culture of professionalism and ethics.

AIF invites eligible individuals working in the financial services industry to join the debate. Some of the issues that the Award aims to address are:
• What is the role of professionalism and ethics in the financial services industry in Asia against a backdrop of rapid economic development?
• Are financial institutions in Asia currently doing enough to develop a strong culture of professionalism and ethics within their organisations?
• What are the changes that ought to take place in Asia’s financial services industry from a professionalism and ethics perspective over the next 10 years?
• What should the various players in the financial services industry in Asia do today to ensure the progressive strengthening of professionalism and ethics in the industry?

CASH PRIZES:

• First Prize: USD 20,000
• Second Prize: USD 10,000
• Third Prize: USD 5,000

• First Prize: USD 20,000
• Second Prize: USD 10,000
• Third Prize: USD 5,000

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ESSAYS
30 SEPTEMBER 2015 at 2400HRS (GMT)

More details are available at:

http://www.aif.org.my/about-aif/our-focus/professional-standards/asian-institute-of-finance-award-for-essays-on-professionalism-in-the-financial-services-industry

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