Tackling financial risk
ACCA members benefit from deal with Global Association of Risk Professionals
16 Jan 2008
ACCA members who work in the insurance and banking sectors stand to benefit from a new collaboration forged between ACCA and the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). GARP is known throughout the financial risk management community as setting global standards and their Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) certification is internationally recognised among financial risk professionals worldwide as the qualification to possess.
Clare Minchington, managing director - learning and technical policy at ACCA, said: 'This is an excellent global alliance for our members. The role of the accountant is increasingly involved in identifying and managing financial risks - perhaps more so now in the current economic climate. The CPD opportunities offered by our alliance with GARP are therefore highly valuable and relevant - both here in the UK and around the world.'
'GARP is excited to be offering unique and flexible professional development opportunities and opening the door to GARP's resources to ACCA members,' said Greg Winsper, global head of marketing and business development at GARP. 'The fusion of resources between ACCA and GARP will provide optimal networking and career advancement programs to benefit members of both organisations.'
Under the terms of the agreement, ACCA members who join GARP will benefit from a 15% discount on the following GARP services:
- GARP training courses and iRisk Webinars - various courses are run throughout the year and those interested should check GARP's web site
- Two annual conferences - the Annual Risk Management Convention & Exhibition in New York and the Asia Pacific Convention
- The International Certificate in Banking Risk and Regulation and Certificate in Energy Risk Management (available Q1 2008)
- GARP's digital library - the world's largest online library dedicated to the financial risk management.
ACCA members who are interested in GARP's certifications and taking advantage of these special opportunities should click on the links in 'See also'.