Chinese financial professionals benefit from Canadian financial training

    CSI continues its leadership role in exporting Canadian financial
    services expertise and standards to developing markets

    TORONTO, July 22 /CNW/ - More than 60 financial professionals from China
took part in special ceremonies last week marking the successful completion of
CSI's latest education programs designed specifically for Chinese securities
firms. The graduates are part of an on-going partnership, developed with the
Securities Association of China (SAC), to bring Canadian financial services
best practices to the Chinese securities industry.
    "The demand for Canadian financial services expertise especially in the
areas of proficiency and compliance standards is growing," said Dr. Roberta
Wilton, President & CEO of CSI. "This is the fourth year we've had Chinese
financial services professionals graduate in Toronto from our Canada-China
initiatives, which is part of a growing list of training programs CSI is
offering in China and other international markets."
    The graduates are from the two largest securities firms in China, Guotai
Junan Securities and Shenyin & Wanguo Securities, both based in Shanghai. The
intense 30 to 41 day programs focused on securities and brokerage firm
management and operations. Subjects ranged from basic financial markets and
investment options to advanced cases in investment banking operations, risk
management and wealth management.
    "CSI is providing Chinese securities firms with the knowledge we need to
continue the rapid development of our capital markets. CSI is one of our most
important international partners and we will continue to increase our
partnership initiatives with CSI," said Xiaowu Yang, Vice-Chairman, Securities
Association of China.
    Students of the program were impressed by the wealth of information the
courses offered.
    "Canada, through CSI, has a strong global reputation in financial
services education. The education we received from CSI provides us with an
advantage in our competitive markets," said Li Qinghai, Deputy Director at
Guotai Junan Securities.
    Zhu Yubin, General Manager at Shenyin & Wanguo Securities agreed: "The
program provided us with practical knowledge that we can apply directly in our
jobs and improve our performance."
    The graduation ceremony took place at Hart House at the University of

    For more than 35 years CSI has been Canada's premier provider of
professional qualifications and compliance solutions for the financial
services industry helping more than 700,000 financial professionals reach
their career goals. CSI offers more than 120 courses ranging from the
well-known Canadian Securities Course to sophisticated accreditation programs
such as the Chartered Professional (Ch.P) Strategic Wealth designation. Valued
for its expertise in Canada, CSI also partners with organizations world wide
to provide financial services consulting and training projects in Asia,
Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean. CSI can be found at

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