To optimize its proficiency level in asset management workforce training, the Bahrain Institute for Banking and Finance (BIBF) participated in the May 30-31 Middle East Asset Management Forum at the Gulf Hotel in Manama.
The event, supported by the Central Bank of Bahrain, focused on the importance of training and development for the Bahraini financial workforce. The event featured interactive sessions with internationally known speakers, and over 200 global participants enjoyed a variety of discussions during the two-day event.
BIBF offers courses in asset management, portfolio management and other business practices for a variety of industries, shored up by its Islamic Finance Centre for Islamic banking specialization with training in Shariah-compliant operation. BIBF also provides accounting courses for bankers involved in asset and liability management to teach best practices.
By applying the latest national developments to its educational division, BIBF stays on top of organizational strategy, portfolio management and overall project management system trends in Bahrain.
“The asset management industry is poised to enter an exciting stage in its evolution in the GCC region,”Abdul Rahman Al-Baker, who serves as executive director of financial institutions supervision for the Central Bank of Bahrain, said. “The shape of the wealth and asset management sectors in the GCC is unique and the last two decades have confirmed the region’s position as an important financial hub for wealth and asset management, as well as a key trading center connecting East and West.”