NewsNovember 27 2013
Acknowledgements and further options now available
It is our great honor, to announce to our members, individuals and organizations that just recently, and after a period of more than 6 months of discussions, Interfima and GSB reached an aggreement to collaborate under the scope of offering a complete scale of training programs and education in banking and finance.
As such the Graduate School of Banking in Wisconsin, on of the oldest Institutions in the USA endorsed and supported by numerous State Banking Associations, now recognizes and qualifies Interfima's short term training workshops and courses as direct feeders and prerequisites to its 25 month GSB Banking Diploma.
Interfima feels extremely satisfied with this development as we can no offer further educational options to our members while at the same time confirm once more the qualities and standards of our programs.
For furher information you can always contact us at any of the corresponding email addresses.
October 28 2013
The International Association of Financial Management (Interfima) happily announces the expansion to the Oceanic region, and the establishement of a new partnership with Prophecy Modeling on the delivery of courses, events and other training occasions for both of the markets of Australia and the New Zealand.
Further information about actions and programs schedule will be announced in due time.
You can find contact information on the locations section of this website.
October 23 2013
Further recognition and network expansion
The International Association of Financial Management (Interfima), is proud to announce the initiation of a strategic partnership with the AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Islamic Economics (CIBE). Under this relationship, all of Interfima programs will be recognized by the AlHuda Center and become prerequisites and feeders to CIBE's long term Diplomas and Masters.
Together with the AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Islamic Economics, Interfima will provide specialized programs in banking and finance Pakistan and the surrounding areas. In addition to that, all Interfima members will now have regular access to Islamic Finance and Banking articles and research, provided by CIBE and its affiliated partners.
We want to welcome AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Islamic Economics to the International Association of Financial Management network, and we look forward to supporting and to generating great knowledge results with them.
September 03 2013
Financial Modeling Global Competition
ModelOff 2013 - The Financial Modeling World Championships
- If you love Finance, Excel and Numbers, this is the World Championship for you.
- Compete against your friends and colleagues for over $90k of prizes.
- Round 1 Starts October 26, register at www.modeloff.com
ModelOff is a fun, innovative and professional competition for students and young professionals to develop and test their financial modeling skills against their friends, colleagues and top modelers from around the world. Participants from over 100 countries compete in two online qualification rounds with a finals event held in New York.
July 01 2013
Another great development for the International Association of Financial Management, as today it announces the initiation of a strategic alliance with the American Anti Corruption Institute. Both organization are happy with this development and look forward to working together in exchanging knowledge and know how in the fields of compliance, fraud prevention, AML etc. It is expected that markets and individuals will benefit the most by the generated results of this alliance.
June 17 2013
INTERFIMA - EBES alliance
The International Association of Financial Management (INTERFIMA) and the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) have agreed to ally and collaborate in actions towards the further development of the Turkish and regional markets. Such actions include the design and the delivery of programs and workshops that could be considered current, and support the efforts of the Turkish (and regional) financial and business industries.
For more information, please visit the Events Section of this site, where you can find all programs scheduled for the 4th Quarter (Sept 2013 - Dec 2013) of 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
May 21 2013
Training courses in Uganda and Malta
Find below the latest release from the two programs presented last month in Uganda - Risk Management and Malta - SEPA training. Further updates on the training schedule for the months of June - July and August will be announced soon.
April 22 2013
Programs in Europe and Africa
Interfima, is pleased to announce a successful completion of three programs over the past weeks. The programs, covering both banking and insurance fields, where delivered in Malta (SEPA), Cyprus (Claims Management - Insurance) and Uganda (Risk Management) in the period between the second (2nd) and twentienth (20th) of April. Updates will details and photos will be announced shortly.
March 27 2013
Completion of program, Athens, Greece
INTERFIMA was happy to welcome the 9 delegates from the banking and corporate industry that participated in this 2 days International Trade Finance program held in downtown Athens. Both the attendees and the presenters were satisfied with the result.
Photographs from the event below
March 13 2013
IFS Malta and INTERFIMA
IFS Malta and Interfima presented this February in Valetta, Malta a two days Cash Management program. The attendees, a diversified audience, had the chance to go over current activities and upcoming developments in the field and explore the practical implementations and applications of modern cash management activities.
Photos from the event can be found below.
March 05 2013
One day primer, Dubai, UAE
The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) and the International Association of Financial Management (INTERFIMA) presented last February a one day intensive workshop on Relationship Management and Banking. The workshop, reference to INTERFIMA's CWMS, was presented to a professional delegation of thirty-three (33) individuals coming from local and international banks such as EmiratesNBD Bank, Sharjah Islamic Bank, Bank Melli, Barclays, etc.
Both organizations have expressed their intention to work closely for future courses and workshops.
Photos from the event can be seen below.
March 03 2013
Interfima is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with a UAE based organization, located in Dubai, UAE. This new relationship will enhance Interfima's goals by introducing Interfima's programs and workshops into the UAE market and the Gulf region in overall.
February 26 2013
INTERFIMA is happy to share the successful delivery of two programs in Banking Relationship Management and Cash Management in Dubai and Malta respectively. The programs that were delivered to audiences of thirty two (32) and fifteen (15) financial industry and banking delegates for one (Dubai) and two (Malta) days, received positive comments and feedback.
Further details as well as photos from the events will be released shortly.
January 16 2013
Programs offered across various locations
INTERFIMA administration is expected to announce by the end of the month, it's 2013 training agenda for open registration programs across a variety of regions and locations. According to current status, programs will include Cash Management, Relationship Management and Banking, Risk Management, International Sanctions, European Payment Systems, Investements and Portfolio Management, and many more.
December 12 2012
Financial Market Professional Networking Event
INTERFIMA successfully presented on November the 29th in Athens, a networking event for professionals in the financial services, associated to its recently awarded CWMS EQF Level 4 program. In that event, representatives from the banking, insurance, investment and financial services communities, enjoyed presentations of INTERFIMA and other market experts around insurance, wealth management, relationship management in banking in relation to market challenges as well as a brief presentation of the CWMS program and its qualities.
December 10 2012
New significant alliances formed
INTERFIMA is pleased to announce to the community and the general public the successful completion of discussions, with organizations of high calibre, and the formation of alliances that would promote and present INTERFIMA professional training programs to a number of new jurisdictions and regions.
In chronological order INTERFIMA, formed relationships in the regions of South and West Africa, Malta and India.
In particular, INTERFIMA welcomes ABMC International from West Africa, IFS Malta from Malta and Spectrafin, from Mumbai India to the broad family of INTERFIMA locations and professionals and looks forward to working with all new members towards a more integrated financial market.
All contacts are provided on the locations section of our website.
Feel free to get into touch with us.
December 03 2012
Solvency II Roundtable
INTERFIMA Solvency II event, completed last Friday in Istanbul, Turkey. Officials from INTERFIMA, DHI Gerling, AON Hewitt, AEGON and Ziraat Sigorta were present in this roundtable workshop discussion.
November 22 2012
Certified Underwriting Specialist, presented last week
INTERFIMA wants to announce successful delivery of its 4 days Insurance Underwriting program that took place in Nicosia, Cyprus last week. The program was conducted with the support of the Cyprus Insurance Institute with 31 insurance delegates attending.
Some photos from the event below;
October 25 2012
Round One Ends
INTERFIMA as a proud supporter of the ModelOff 2012 global competition would like to share with its community the following; Now that Round 1 got completed, attention moves to Round 2 and the live Finals event in New York on December 1st.
Major Points from Round 1
- Everyone was really happy with the Modeloff platform (powered by the experienced Interviewstreet team).
- Most people were happy with the Round 1 questions. Almost unanimous that it was great mixing DCF, Advanced Excel skills, Practical and Theory and Excel Data.
- Everyone was really pushed for time (only 120 minutes).
- Out of total of 85 marks - highest in the world achieved 75/85. Average of Top 200 was 45/85 (The competition was tough - it is the Financial Modelling World Championship!)
- As speed was essential - we saw a large number of high performers were younger - "Super IB Analysts", "Finance Managers" and young professionals from mid-market Advisory firms (e.g. Infrastructure, Credit, M&A)
Summary of Round 1 Modeloff Stats
- Total Registered Participants = c2,000
- Total Participants - Professionals (54%) / Students (46%)
- Within the Top 200 - Professionals (80%) / Students (20%)
- Of Students - Postgraduate (52%) / Undergraduate (48%)
- Major Regions Represented - United States (45%), Canada (12%), United Kingdom (10%), "Emerging Economies" (17%)
- Most featured firms in Top 35 - Goldman Sachs (4), Ernst & Young (3), Moelis & Company (3), PWC (2), Morgan Stanley (2).
- Highest performing Universities - Boston University, University of Connecticut, Harvard University, Chicago Booth.
October 15 2012
Executive program delivered in Tanzania
INTERFIMA is proud to announce the successful delivery of a training program presented last week in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The program, focusing in Compliance for financial institutions and banking, received extremely positive feedback from participants who engaged in a five day executive program around latest developments and updates in the world of regulatory and operational compliance.
INTERFIMA managed to address the request, by satisfying all requirements set by the client, in a very short noticed and everyone associated with this training feels extremely happy with the returning results. As from now INTERFIMA commences its presence and operations in the region (East Africa) with contact details mentioned on our "Locations" section.
(pictures from the training below)
September 03 2012
CWMS Award receives EU clearance
The International Association of Financial Management (INTERFIMA) is extremely pleased to announce that since of today our Certified Wealth Management Specialist (CWMS) program has received a clearance for an EQF/MQF level 4 status.
The process was concluded successfuly for the organization and furthermore for the professionals that decide to register, follow and complete the specific program. CWMS targets financial professionals such as investment advisors, financial planners, financial consultants, insurance agents, relationship managers in general and would work from now on as a professional qualification within the EU boundaries.
Matches to the EQF/MQF across the various jurisdictions can be found below.
In addition, CWMS features also on FINRA's (Financial Industry's Regulatory Authority) website (see link) as one of the available programs, designations suitable for the professional community that focuses on financial advisory and planning.
August 24 2012
Significant allies join INTERFIMA's network
The International Association of Financial Management (INTERFIMA) is pleased to announce to the public the establishment of valuable relationships with two organizations and entities that will contribute towards the satisfaction of our organizations mission.
In detail the two organizations working closely with INTERFIMA and visa a versa, are :
- The Realization Group in UK and
- The Chronicle, the first English language online newspaper in Luxembourg
We expect a close and prosperous relationship with both entities.
August 07 2012
World Financial Modeling Competition
The International Association of Financial Management is proud to become one of the leading supporters to ModelOff "World Financial Modeling Championship" initiating in September 2012 and ending with the Grand Finals on December the 1st, in NYC.
Vumero, Deloitte, Bloomberg Institute and other prestigious organizations are amongst other event's partners.
Learn more and register for the championship by clicking the link here
July 30 2012
Period September to December 2012
The International Association of Financial Management is in a happy position to announce that the first programs of the training period September to December 2012 will be uploaded by the beginning of August (this Wednesday).
All options on fields and locations will be shown on the website's "events page". In addition to that, members currently on our mailing list will be informed periodically on training courses and workshop opportunities according to regional criteria.
We expect to see you soon in one of our events.
July 18 2012
Significant ally added on Interfima network
The International Association of Financial Management (aka INTERFIMA) is pleased to announce initiation of its operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are pleased to welcome the new partner and a valuable ally, United Consulting Group, to the INTERFIMA family. Operationally via this new relationship we will be able to commit to our goal, that is to serve and develop via continuous enhancement the banking, insurance and financial in general local community. You can find local contact details of the KSA chapter on the locations section of this website
June 18 2012
INTERFIMA expands its affiliate network
INTERFIMA, is pleased to announce the signing of a affiliation agreement with FinRoad, one of the premium online financial communities across the globe with more than 100k unique identified finance professionals and members. The discussions, lasting a few weeks, were successfully concluded earlier today.
June 11 2012
INTERFIMA announces its 2012 second semester events agenda soon.
The International Association of Financial Management is expected to announce its 2012 second semester schedule for workshops and events presented across the various regions INTERFIMA operates.
Among the selected topics selected, picked out of specific local market needs and characteristics, can be found fields and topics associated to Wealth Management, Banking, Asset Liability Management, Solvency II, Compliance and International Markets, M&A and Corporate Finance, Financial Turnarounds and other.
Further news to be announced shortly and presented on the events section of the INTERFIMA website.
May 15 2012
Further expansion to cover fully major markets in the African continent
INTERFIMA is pleased to announce the initiation of another great initiative that will assist further towards the international scope of its operations and services. With the new relationship INTERFIMA is in position now to cover all major financial African markets. We welcome our new partner Starz Risk Solutions into the INTERFIMA family and we look forward to a successful and fruitful activity.
May 10 2012
Networking event in Luxembourg
INTERFIMA and People Prime Time are happy to meet and discuss with you on May the 24th in Luxembourg.
For further information please go through the formal invitation and RSPV notes here
May 09 2012
INTERFIMA and UAE FSA
It's a great pleasure to announce to our members and the broader community that the efforts taking place the past year from our fellow organization, the UAE financial services association, have now put into action.
In an event that took place in Dubai, on April the 23rd, a team of leading financial institutions initiated the formal activity of the association. We congratulate them and we look forward to working with them in shaping and developing the UAE market.
Click here to read the announcement
May 08 2012
Welcome to our new online presence
Dear community, we are in the happy position to announce you the launch of our new interfima.org website/portal. We invite you to visit the new domain and share with us your experiences and comments. The INTERFIMA team considers the new website will provide a boost towards our activities and contribution to markets. We feel the new user friendly interface will benefit the exchange of knowledge from the global financial markets.
March 12 2012
Wealth Management program gets approval
INTERFIMA's Wealth Management program (CWMS) receives approval and endorsement by the Hellenic Insurance Agents Association (PSAS) as a course that follows market developments and covers insurance professionals needs towards technical and client relationship requirements.
Further news about the prorgam will be announced shortly.
March 12 2012
INTERFIMA commences operations in the US with the signing of a representation agreement in the State of Illinois. The operation was concluded last week and further information will be released soon in regards to contacts and available programs for the public.
February 23 2012
INTERFIMA announces their Management and Advisory Boards
The Management Board is primarily engages with the day to day operations and policy directions on both international and local levels, associating to the various regions and countries INTERFIMA is present.
INTERFIMA MANAGEMENT BOARD
- Anastasios Avranas
- Diamantis Avranas
- Christine Faucheur
- Veronique Bouronikou
- Gianluigi Gilardi
- Pedro Carvahlosa
- Isil Tayesever
- Hani Abdou
- Osama Al Rahma
- Aristoteles Kabarganos
Furthermore, our Advisory Board consists of esteemed individuals with notable knowledge of markets and specialized disciplines.
The roster is as presented below;
INTERFIMA ADVISORY BOARD
- Elpi Karampali
- Safaki Dogan
- Maurizio Dallocchio
- Gerard Huesch
- Michel Guerriche
- Dan Dawson
- John Kyriacou
- Sotiris Staikouras
- Arwa Hamdieh
February 16 2012
Organizations relationship to benefit operations
The International Association of Financial Management and Citadel Advantage Ltd. are pleased to announce launch of their relationship. With this Launch INTERFIMA will be offering a wider range of professional courses, certification & membership within the market.
Richard Barr of Citadel Advantage said "This new exciting association with INTERFIMA demonstrates our commitment to our clients & the market. By affiliating with INTERFIMA, we are able to offer internationally recognized certification by a well respected organization for our extremely popular range of specialist operational risk and payments training courses & workshops."
Anastasios Avranas of the International Association of Financial Management (INTERFIMA) said "Our cooperation with Citadel Advantage will allow us to further strengthen our mission statement & expand our members' areas of professional excellence. This relationship furthers INTERFIMA's goal of servicing financial markets and contributing on their progress and development."
About Citadel Advantage Ltd
Citadel Advantage Ltd. (www.citadeladvantage.com) offers a wide & comprehensive range of professional courses and training for banks, central banks and other financial institutions in the areas of; Operational Risk Management (for Basel and operational risk mitigation), Specific Operational Risk Management areas including Business Continuity Planning, Anti Money Laundering & Payment Systems, and Liquidity Management and Bank Operations Improvement. Citadel Advantage also provides back office system consultancy and specialist services, specifically covering operations risk mitigation, fraud prevention, payments, and liquidity & treasury systems.
About the International Association of Financial Management (INTERFIMA)
The International Association of Financial Management (www.interfima.org), a global organization, delivers professional training courses to individuals and organization, connects financial services professionals via networking opportunities and works towards the development and well being of people, entities and markets. Banking, Insurance, Financial Services and Corporations are among its core activities. Within its mandate, INTERFIMA provides certification & membership, allowing professionals to exhibit their knowledge and commitment to continuing professional education.
February 13 2012
INTERFIMA serves PALOPs region
January 05 2012
The International Association of Financial Management (intefima) is pleased to release news on the successful completion of its second round of underwriting training to professionals in the country of Cyprus from 6 to 9 of December 2011.
December 07 2011
Another recognition on INTERFIMA's valuable role
Further news will be announced in due time.
December 05 2011
INTERFIMA and AM&AA join forces
The International Association of Financial Management is pleased to announce initiation of a relationship with the AM&AA (Alliance of Merge and Acquisition Advisors), Chicago, IL, USA.
We feel that his initiative will build up towards INTERFIMA's goal of servicing financial markets and contributing on their progress and development.
About the AM&AA
The AM&AA (www.amaaonline.com) is the leading association and credentialing body for 800 middle market M&A professionals in 20 countries, providing connections, best practices and education. Our leadership and people have unrivalled multidisciplinary expertise in the financial services industry. AM&AA members represent sellers and buyers of businesses ranging from $5 to $500 million in transaction value. Their services are due diligence, accounting financing, business valuation, tax planning legal, strategic, other advisory and transaction support services.
Our primary goals are to help members improve their level of knowledge, give them access to the tools to help them better market and deliver their services, and provide them with a network of knowledgeable professionals with whom they can share information and resources.
Our Alliance offers members a solid platform for professional collaboration. Our professional members work to provide the entire spectrum of consulting and corporate financial advisory services to measure, build, finance, and convert business value into personal wealth
November 16 2011
The International Association of Financial Management is pleased to announce it's second cycle of its Certified Underwriting Specialist™ program taking place from the 6th to the 9th of December at Nicosia, Cyprus.
The program will be presented once more in collaboration to the Insurance Institute of Cyprus, offering best practices and case study analysis on the underwriting procedures and their relationship to the other insurance functions to members of the insurance community.
October 10 2011
An upcoming Certified Underwriting Specialist™ program is expected to be presented on the 6th of December.
September 13 2011
Strategic partnership with IvyExec.com
The International Association of Financial Management is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the number one executive placement platform in the world, Ivy Exec.
Through this partnership, the International Association of Financial Management continues to add value to the development and progress of its members via the introduction of highly desirable executive services.
Special promos and member offers will be announced regularly. We welcome Ivy Exec to the International Association of Financial Management family.
September 12 2011
The International Association of Financial Management in collaboration with the Insurance Institute of Cyprus is pleased to announce the presentation of its CUS (Certified Underwriting Specialist) program in Cyprus for October and December 2011.
The attendees will go through latest practices and techniques in the so called street underwriting, come up with determinations of the various categories of risks, result in better pricing and finally a matching between internal and external operations.
The program will be presented in Greek and you can find more by following the link
August 30 2011
Updated material now available
July 15 2011
TWITTER and LINKEDIN now active
Over the past days we initiated efforts to establish presentation via online media such as Twitter and LinkedIn. We are very happy to announce that both were set up successfully and as a matter of fact we have surpassed 1,000 followers on Twitter while on LinkedIn and for a period of one week we are now over 100 members.
Feel free to join us on both media. You can find the shortcuts on our homepage
June 09 2011
INTERFIMA support networking event
May 25 2011
Newsletter function to launch next week
May 25 2011
International Coaching and Training day, Luxembourg
All interested parties can request participation to the event via an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority will be applied, as the event is reserved for a maximum number of attendants.
May 09 2011
Civil Society Consultive Role
The International Association of Financial Management is pleased to announce approval and participation to the European Commission's Civil Society, providing consultation on issues of interest for the European Union.
April 19 2011
INTERFIMA supports global conference
International speakers will present their views on international positioning under a global environment.
April 12 2011
Marketing material to support operations
The International Association of Financial Management is proud to announce that the new programs brochures.
For further information and/or tailored requests you can contact us at email@example.com
April 05 2011
Civil Society Organizations
The International Association of Financial Management is formally registered -earlier today- on the United Nations Civil Society; a group of 13,000 NGOs and other Organizations working towards sustainable market development, social development and advancement of women around the globe.
March 07 2011
INTERFIMA.org launches institution monitoring
INTERFIMA.org is proud to present the financial institutions CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) with the support of Groubal.com. The Index will be updated periodically incorporating all major financial players across the globe.
February 28 2011
The International Association of Financial Management (INTERFIMA) and the International Compliance Association (ICA) agreed mutual recognition and exemption criteria on qualifications in the field of Anti Money Laundering and Compliance.
INTERFIMA CCO and CAMO holders will be eligible for direct entry into the ICA/University of Manchester International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering or Compliance programmes (see www.int-comp.org).
The CCO and CAMO courses are deemed equivalent to the ICA Advanced Certificate in Compliance an Financial Crime Prevention.
The ICA Diplomas can be taken by distance learning or at face-to-face centres globally.” In other words INTERFIMA's 3-4 days Certified Compliance Officer and Certified Anti Money Laundering Officer programs will be regarded as equivalent to ICA's 6 month Compliance/AML training program, currently running for the British Bankers Association.
In addition to that INTERFIMA and ICA have agreed to design and deliver joint master class programs in subjects such as "Advanced Financial Crime Prevention Strategies" and " Compliance as a Source of Competitive Advantage"
For further information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with your local INTERFIMA provider.
February 07 2011
INTERFIMA is proud to announce that has successfully registered as a non profit organization at the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Under this scheme we believe that we will work better towards the prosperity of our members and the accomplishment of the organization's mission and goals.