CFA Capital Market Awards on June 22 | Sunday Observer

CFA Capital Market Awards on June 22

12 June, 2021

The CFA Society Sri Lanka will hold the  eighth annual CFA Capital Market Awards on June 22, under the theme ‘Investing with Purpose’.

The event this year will be held virtually, taking into consideration the restrictions in place.

The objective of conceptualising an event of this nature is to recognise and reward professionals who have established industry benchmarks for the advancement of domestic capital market participants and stakeholder groups to strive for excellence.

This is in line with the CFA Society Sri Lanka’s mission ‘to lead the finance and investment profession in Sri Lanka by introducing and promoting global best practices in ethics, education and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.’

President, CFA Society Sri Lanka, Dinesh Warusavitharana said, “CFA Society Sri Lanka is hosting the Capital Markets Awards for the eighth year to recognise excellence in the Sri Lankan capital market. This year, we have selected the theme as ‘Investing with Purpose’ to highlight the importance of sustainable investments, which will lead to stronger long-term returns for investors.”

“Adopting international best practices in fund management and environmental and social governance is key, as these are two factors given prominence to by international institutional investors when investing in emerging markets. Adopting such standards will also benefit Sri Lanka during a time where it is looking to attract new foreign investors to the country,” he said.

Chairperson, CFA Capital Market Awards, Rashmi Peiris Paranavitane said, “In a year that has been marked by volatile market conditions and uncertainty, we are pleased to recognise analysts and firms that have strived to uphold standards of excellence and responded most effectively to clients’ needs.”

The event this year will feature  Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Equities of RBC Asset Management, Benjamin Yeoh as the keynote speaker, along with a panel discussion including Chief Risk Officer, Commercial Bank of Ceylon, Kapila Hettihamu, (Head of Sustainability, MAS Holdings, Sid Amalean and Country Head, Acuity Knowledge Partners, Chanakya Dissanayake.

Stakeholders including industry regulators, stockbroking companies, unit trusts, investor relations teams and senior management of listed entities are expected to be present.

The awards will be presented under five categories  - Best Equity Research Team, Best Equity Research Report, Best Sector Report, Best Investor Relations Team and Best Unit Trust Team, with awards for Gold, Silver and Bronze in each category.