Last week, the representatives of CFA Association Russia, Vladimir Tutkevich, the organization’s executive director, and Nikolai Pavlov, a relationship manager, visited the city of Samara, as part of the ongoing outreach program.
For a long time, CFA Russia focused most of its activity in Moscow, the country’s financial and political center. However, since last year the association realized there is a need to build closer ties with financial professionals and universities all across Russia and the CIS.
Within one year, CFA Russia representatives made business trips to the cities of Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Saint Petersburg, Minsk (Belarus), Ufa, Rostov-on-Don, Perm, and now Samara.
Vladimir Tutkevich giving a presentation at the Finam office in Samara
In Samara, one of the major financial hubs in the Volga Region, the CFA Russia representatives met with a group of bankers, private investors, and members of the city’s top universities during the two-day visit. Vladimir Tutkevich gave a detailed overview of the CFA Exam, including an application process, the curriculum and knowledge required to successfully pass the exam, as well as the benefits one would get after obtaining the CFA charter.
Moreover, the CFA Russia representatives focused on the code of ethics developed by CFA Institute. Practicing ethical norms that promote integrity and fairness benefit everyone involved in the investment industry, Vladimir emphasized that a few times during his presentations in Samara.
The members of Samara’s financial community, in turn, told about the city’s future economic prospects. According to some of them, the city has a few good opportunities that, if implemented correctly, will bring a significant economic growth not only to Samara, but to the entire Volga Region. One of them is the Chinese-led Silk Road Economic Belt, a transportation corridor that would connect China and Europe through Russia and the countries of Central Asia. Samara’s geographical location could turn the city into an important transportation hub that connects north and south, as well as east and west.
CFA Russia engaging with students at the Samara National Research University.
The outreach program is set to continue this fall and winter to other Russian cities.