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ASISA Academy Newsflash – March 2024

On Monday, 4 March 2024, 44 Black graduates participating in our ninth Independent Financial Advisor (IFA) Internship reported to host practices around the country for their first day of work. This is our biggest group of IFA interns yet, a proud moment for the ASISA Academy. The interns will be guided into a career in financial more


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ASISA Academy Newsflash – February 2024

At the end of February, we bid farewell to Terence Berry, the founding CEO of the ASISA Academy. The Academy was launched in October 2007 by Terence and Leon Campher, the founding CEO of ASISA, in response to a growing need for an industry-led business school to assist the savings and investment industry with skills development....

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ASISA Academy Newsflash – January 2024

It has become a tradition for the ASISA Academy to start each academic year on a celebratory note. Every January, we host graduation ceremonies in Cape Town and Johannesburg for delegates who successfully completed our UCT-endorsed short courses in the previous year and graduates who successfully completed their internships.

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ASISA Academy Newsflash – November 2023

It feels like only yesterday that we celebrated the launch of the ASISA Academy Financial Markets Practitioner (FMP) Learnership in March 2022, following several years of hard work to achieve institutional accreditation with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

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ASISA Academy Newsflash – October 2023

Once a year, the ASISA Academy hosts a get-together in Cape Town and Johannesburg for alumni who have passed through our various graduate programmes over the years. Also invited to these events are current interns who benefit greatly from the insights, learnings, and inspiration shared by our alumni.

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ASISA Academy Newsflash – September 2023

A key focus area for the ASISA Academy is to help create job opportunities for Black South African graduates by bridging the gap between tertiary education and the skills that employers require. Success markers of our graduate programmes include the number of interns who are absorbed by host employers and employed within the industry at large upon completion of their internships.

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ASISA Academy Newsflash – August 2023

A recent study commissioned by the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) and conducted by the Responsible Finance Initiative of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) focused on the experiences of female professionals in the South African asset management industry. According to the study, only 17.2% of decision-makers in the asset management industry are women, and the researchers set out to understand why.

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