A new institute for training treasury executives will open its doors in Singapore this year. The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) and Citi announced the joint launch of the AFP-Citi Asia Pacific Treasury Management Institute to advance the treasury profession in the region through a world-class training and skills enhancement certificate program.
In consultations with Citibank’s subject matter experts, AFP will customize country-specific programs and materials for the institute, beginning with Singapore and Hong Kong in 2012 and later expanding to other areas. Citibank will select and enroll attendees. Programs will cover a broad range of topics including but not limited to financial risk management including foreign exchange, cash management and forecasting, money markets, short-term investing and borrowing.
“The Asia Pacific region continues to be an engine for economic growth and as such the demands on treasury professionals are becoming more critical,” said Jim Kaitz, AFP’s president and CEO. “We are excited to be working with Citi on this educational program.”
Anthony Nappi, Region Head, Asia Pacific, Global Transaction Services, Citi, said: “This strategic partnership is a reflection of Citi’s commitment to continually raising the bar for treasury professionals and the transaction banking industry as a whole in a very important growth region for the bank.”
Each country-specific AFP-Citi program will cover a broad range of treasury-related topics. Participants will receive a co-branded AFP-Citi certificate of completion.