The “ECF – Certified Retail Wealth Professional Macao (CRWP Macao)” Virtual Launch Ceremony cum Information Session, jointly launched by the Macau Institute of Financial Services (MIFS), University of Macau (UM) and The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB), was successfully held virtually for participants from Hong Kong and Macao with guests from 17 local financial institutions on 22 August 2022. Ms. Esther LEI, Chairman of the Executive Board of MIFS, Prof. Wei GE, Interim Dean of Faculty of Business Administration of University of Macau and Ms. Carrie LEUNG, Chief Executive Officer of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, attended the virtual launch ceremony and delivered speeches as officiating representatives of organizing parties. Guests of Honour including Ms. Henrietta LAU, Executive Director of Board of Directors of the Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) and Ms. Carrie CHAN, Head of Soft Infrastructure & Deposit Protection Division, Banking Policy Department of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) witnessed the launch and delivered speeches.

Following the ceremony, HKIB held an information session to introduce the upcoming first programme “Enhanced Competency Framework on Retail Wealth Management (Macao)” (ECF-RWM Macao) and the conversion processfrom Certified Financial Management Planner™ (CFMP™) Macau for the banking and financial industry in Macao.

As the business school in UM, FBA shoulders a special responsibility of providing business and management education, nurturing leadership talents for local business community and has been contributing to the cultivation of banking and finance specialists for the economic diversification and future development of Macao. FBA professors also take part in the training team of the certified professional programmes.