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SSF Annual Forum

Bringing together representatives of the education market and the financial industry to give Sustainable Finance a further boost, a great and valuable initiative. Many thanks to SSF for organising the event and to all the participants for their support.

ESG&Friends Event

Representatives of banks, asset managers and educational institutions met at the Gasometer in Triesen on ESG in financial industry and education. Many thanks to ESG&Friends for bringing us together.

Teaching hybrid for Azek courses

AZEK has restarted the hybrid format for its courses. In this format, instructors teach on-site and students can participate and interact with instructors live either on-site or via Zoom. Lessons are recorded and published on the learning platform after the course. When teaching on-site, the regulatory requirements are adhered to and adjusted promptly if necessary.

Diploma ceremony in Zurich

The successful graduates received their diplomas at this year’s ceremony in Geneva. The best graduates were also honoured with prizes.

Sincere congratulations!

We congratulate our new graduates for having successfully passed the diploma exam. The ad has been published on June 2 in the NZZ and LeTemps

Invest in continuous training now

The corona pandemic affects everyone, and the consequences are drastic for most of us. Andreas Jacobs, CEO of AZEK & SFAA, talks about the challenges AZEK faces in dealing with the crisis.

With CESGA, AZEK launches a training program in the field of sustainability

The financial industry is increasingly demanding investment solutions that take sustainability criteria into account. Accordingly, financial experts are required to acquire the necessary skills. The CESGA course makes this possible. AZEK is launching the 2020 course in Switzerland. The online course imparts the necessary knowledge in a well-structured form and is concluded by an examination in presence format.

ACIIA: Partnership with PRMIA

ACIIA is pleased to announce a certification partnership with the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), headquartered in the US, in the mutual recognition that current CIIA designation holders meet a portion of the Professional Risk Manager (PRM) Designation requirements.  

Sincere congratulations to the CFDS graduates!

After intensive months of study, the first graduates completed the AZEK CFDS course with a presentation of the project work. We congratulate the successful graduates of the Chartered Financial Data Scientists program from Switzerland

AZEK launches user seminars

In order to be able to address and deepen current topics in a timely manner, AZEK decided to launch a new seminar series on current topics in addition to its traditional diploma programs. The knowledge transfer in this format is designed interactively. The new seminar series starts with an introductory seminar in Python on Nov 13 in Zurich.

Survey on job prospects in the financial market

The fight for jobs in the financial sector gets tougher. Those who focus on continuous training and flexibly adjust to new developments can improve their chances on the labor market. This is the result of a survey conducted by the Swiss Financial Analysts Association SFAA among 340 financial specialists.

Save the date: Investora Kapitalmarktkonferenz on Sep 18/19

CEOs and CFOs of about 30 small and midcap companies, listed on the Swiss stock exchange, present their company on Sep 18/19, 2019 in the Samsung Hall in Zurich and answer your questions. For more information: www.investora.ch

SFAA Newsletter No. 43

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Diploma ceremony in Geneva

The successful graduates received their diplomas at this year’s ceremony in Geneva. The best graduates were also honoured with prizes. The best pictures of the graduation ceremony:

Sincere congratulations!

We congratulate our new graduates for having successfully passed the diploma exam.

SFAA Newsletter No. 42

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Recommend us!

You know AZEK and are convinced of our offer? One click is all it takes to recommend our website to your network or directly to one of your contacts.

AZEK’s new online-learning plattform is live!

In order to optimally support the students of the AZEK training programs, the online study platform has been substantially revised and went live on Jan 7, 2019

SFAA Newsletter No. 41

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Publication in Real Estate Management

The new edition of Martin Hoesli’s publication on real estate investment presents tools for optimization of decision taking and risk management.

Survey on job prospects in the financial industry

The job description of Swiss financial specialists is undergoing a profound change. Targeted continuous education improves the chances on the job market. This is the result of a survey conducted by the Swiss Financial Analysts Association SFAA among 280 financial specialists.

SFAA Newsletter No. 40

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Save the date: Investora Kapitalmarktkonferenz on Sep 26/27

CEOs and CFOs of about 30 small and midcap companies, listed on the Swiss stock exchange, present their company on Sep 26/27, 2018 in the Samsung Hall in Zurich and answer your questions. For more information: www.investora.ch

Graduation ceremony in Zurich Baur au Lac

SFAA awarded the 116 graduates their diploma in a festive ceremony in Zurich. Find here all the pictures.

SFAA Newsletter No. 39

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SAQ accredited AZEK Campus seminars

The AZEK Campus seminars of 2017 and 2018 have been accredited as re-certification measures by SAQ. Find here the list with the SAQ codes.

16./17.1.18, AZEK Campus on CoCo’s

Contingent Convertible Bonds (CoCo’s) have grown substantially and developed to a fully established bond market segment, but are still less well known. The seminar sheds more light on CoCo’s from a theoretical and practical perspective.

SKSF Securities Conference 2017

SKSF Securities Conference 2017 offering broad range of topics. AZEK represented with a speech on continuous professional training in Operations.

SFAA Newsletter No. 38

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Communication tips

In his newly published book, Nello Gaspardo, AZEK lecturer and communication and negotiation expert, sketches nine different types of people and explains how to optimally communicate with them.

SFAA Newsletter No. 37

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“Geldsegen für die höhere Berufsbildung”

Professional development is an important factor for a successful career, but at the same time often an expensive undertaking. From 2018 on, financial support for professional education at tertiary level will be reinforced. AZEK’s CEO Andreas Jacobs welcomes this development.

Graduation ceremony in Geneva Beau Rivage

The newly graduates of the AZEK training programs received their diploma in a festive ceremony in Geneva. Find here a picture of the graduates.

Swiss Confederation pays 50% of the costs of the AZEK training programs

The Swiss Confederation has elaborated a set of measures to strengthen higher vocational education to include increased financial support for the participants of preparatory courses for Federal examinations. The AZEK training programs will be included as part of this financial support.

SFAA Newsletter No. 36

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Visit AZEK on LinkedIn

Visit AZEK on LinkedIn for news, updates to our training programs and seminars or inputs to current financial market topics.Read more…

AZEK Campus “Introduction to Blockchain”

The concepts and tools presented in the seminar entitled ‘Decentralising finance with blockchain’ are a practical introduction to the notions of digital currencies, blockchain and smart contracts. The module develops the technical and economic foundations thereof and looks at their industrial application in the financial sector.

SFAA Newsletter No. 35

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AZEK Campus «Digital Disruption in Financial Services»

Financial Services companies, like banks, investment companies, payment providers, and insurance companies are facing significant challenges from digital competitors. These new competitors are often able to offer innovative products and services at a much lower cost than traditional players.

SFAA Newsletter No. 34

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Congratulations!

La Swiss Financial Association SFAA and AZEK congratulate the graduates for the successful completion of the exams. The graduates list have been published in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and in Le temps