London, 22 June 2016 – The World Federation of Exchanges ("WFE"), which represents more than 200 market infrastructure providers including exchanges and CCPs, has announced an education partnership with University of Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education ("Cambridge Judge").
As part of the agreement, WFE members will be able to access and apply for a range of Executive Education courses held by Cambridge Judge, and enjoy a 15% discount on fees. Courses range from the flagship Advanced Leadership Programme (ALP), which is for senior executives seeking to refresh their thinking and fine-tune their leadership agenda, right through to a number of certificates of achievement across a range of management topics.
"We are happy to partner with Cambridge Judge, one of the world's most prestigious business schools," said Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer, WFE. "Our Educational Service offering is one of the five key pillars of the WFE strategy, and we strive to provide our members with access to world-class educational opportunities, via external providers and through WFE-led sessions that focus on the specifics of market structure."
Matthew Walkley, Corporate Relations Manager, Cambridge Judge commented: "Our General Management and Leadership programmes are specifically designed to offer executives, senior leaders and CEOs the opportunity to up-skill in fundamental business management areas, or recalibrate their leadership outlook. We provide a challenging, academically rigorous, yet practical executive development programme, and look forward to welcoming WFE members over the coming year."
The WFE has also launched an exclusive education portal today, allowing its members to access information about Cambridge Judge and its programme of courses, in addition to applying online: https://members.world-exchanges.org/
The partnership with Cambridge Judge is one part of the WFE's expanding Educational Service offering. It offers all its members – from the largest financial market infrastructures (FMIs) to the smallest, often in frontier and emerging markets, where the need is particularly great – support with their market development mandates.This support includes: research, a statistics database, workshops, training sessions and seminars, alongside participation at WFE market structure conferences; together, these elements help exchanges in their role of shaping and contributing to the real economy.