PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – (BUSINESS WIRE) – The Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Center (Trinidad and Tobago IFC), the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) today announced a new partnership to bring financial education in Trinidad and Tobago he country is developing into a regional financial center.
IFC Trinidad and Tobago was founded to build a strong financial services industry by attracting foreign direct investment into the sector and creating sustainable jobs. As part of this mandate, the company is investing in educational resources to equip the next generation of leaders with world-class, outsourced educational opportunities. As technology has changed over the years with the evolving global environment, the country’s human resource needs have also changed. As a national university, UTT is developing a highly skilled and skilled technological workforce and has therefore been selected as the most suitable partner institution to carry out this program.
NYIF, one of the US’s oldest and most respected financial services education providers, will partner with the IFC of Trinidad and Tobago later this year to offer courses on a range of financial markets through UTT. This will give current college students and graduates an opportunity to learn from some of NYIF’s faculties, which include some of America’s foremost experts in their fields, including Claudia Crowley, former NYSE Regulation CEO and lead author and educator John Palicka.
According to Varun Maharaj, CEO of Trinidad and Tobago IFC, the partnership will help expand the skills of the country’s growing pool of world-class financial services professionals by offering modules on topics and issues currently unavailable at UTT.
“We aim to make Trinidad and Tobago the gateway to the capital markets in the Caribbean and Latin America. Given our geographic location and well-educated English-speaking population, this is a very achievable goal, but we aim to nurture and empower local students with world-class educational opportunities so that they can play a role in our plan. We are excited to partner with NYIF and believe that this partnership will enable us to provide education and training on the most pressing and critical issues related to capital markets from the best educators in the industry, ”said Maharaj.
Claudia Crowley and John Palicka will deliver a five-day intensive course on international capital markets, regulation and compliance. Claudia will teach about regulation the first day and John will teach about international capital markets for the next four days. Claudia was previously CEO of NYSE Regulation and Chief Regulatory Officer of each of NYSE Euronext’s US stock exchanges. John is a well-respected financial services manager with more than 30 years of experience and is currently President of Global Emerging Growth Capital. He is also the author of Fusion Analysis and a valued finance educator. The next course on the training calendar will be a Core Competency Analyst program with an accounting bootcamp.
Lee Arthur, Managing Director, New York Institute of Finance & Execsense said NYIF is proud to play a role in building a strong financial education framework for Trinidad and Tobago. He continued, “We have a long history and track record in providing the most relevant and up-to-date educational tools and programs on the market. This agreement is another important milestone in promoting high levels of financial literacy around the world. ”
About the New York Institute of Finance
With more than 90 years of history, the New York Institute of Finance is a global leader in education for the financial services industry and related industries with course topics such as investment banking, securities, retirement planning, insurance, mutual funds, financial planning, finance and accounting, and lending. The New York Institute of Finance has a faculty of industry leaders and offers a range of program delivery options, including self-paced, online, and face-to-face tuition.
Via the international financial center of Trinidad and Tobago
The Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Center (Trinidad & Tobago IFC) is the government agency charged with accelerating the growth and development of the Trinidad and Tobago Financial Services Sector (T&T) by providing facilities, support and vital connections to businesses at the same time creates the framework for economic diversification through financial services.
About the University of Trinidad and Tobago
The main focus of the University of Trinidad and Tobago is on the development of Trinidad and Tobago. With more than 80 programs at certificate, diploma, bachelor, master and PhD level, the university offers a wide range of training opportunities. At the UTT, experience-oriented learning programs are integrated into the traditional learning environment. The university currently serves a student body of more than 6,000 students at its 12 locations.