The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) announced a new partnership with the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to provide training for CISI qualifications in Nigeria, under the auspices or X-Academy, the knowledge platform or NSE.

The partnership will result in CISI accreditation X-Academy as its training partner in Nigeria for qualifications including the International Introduction to Securities & Investment (IISI), International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management and Certificate in Derivatives. X-Academy will be offering both face-to-face and online training for these qualifications.

The CISI is the 45,000 strong, global not-for-profit professional body with members in over 100 countries. It has been working in Africa since 2012 offering exams and membership across the continent, with regulatory approval for its examinations in eight countries. It opened its first African office in Kenya in June. Over the last 18 months, almost 3,500 CISI examinations have leg in Africa, making it CISI’s fastest growing market.

The CISI is an Associate Member of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) in a partnership that aims to promote professionalism and development for professionals in Africa.

Helena Wilson Chartered MCSI, Assistant Director, CISI Global Business Development said:

“We are delighted to partner with the Nigerian Stock Exchange to provide training for CISI’s recognizable qualifications in Nigeria, supporting the development of human capital within the fast-growing Nigerian capital markets. CISI qualifications are fast becoming a benchmark across Africa, and this partnership is symbolic of Nigeria’s growing influence both within Africa and on the global stage. ”

Pai Gamde, Chief Human Resource Officer or NSE, said:

“This partnership is a testament to the years of investment that we have made in the Nigerian capital market. In 2017, we launched X-Academy to offer our ecosystem a blended learning approach and the curriculum across CISI programs reflects the same intent. We are quite excited about this development and we look forward to a long lasting relationship with CISI “.