Thought leaders and finance industry experts come together to create leaders of tomorrow
Moving from the middle of a leadership function is more than a change of designation. It is a transition that requires the development of key leadership competencies, including a broader view of the industry on the face of the piece. According to a study by HBR, senior managers make the transition to occupy leadership positions, having a strategic vision of the industry is essential to becoming a good leader.
Especially in relation to the world of finance, this strategic perspective is particularly important given the increasing volatility of the world economy due to political and economic developments. This translates into the fact that in 2016, the world economy grew only 2.3%, compared to 2.7% in 2015. Changes in world economic power, technological advances and demographic and social changes Are major factors influencing financial policies and regulations.
To help keep financial industry professionals ahead of the challenging face of such challenges, Standard Chartered has partnered with Chevening, a UK based organization, to create the Chevening Fellowship – Standard Chartered Financial Services. This program focuses on industry knowledge, knowledge sharing and exposure to the operation of international financial markets. Eight professionals from different disciplines and sectors with the potential to become leaders in the financial industry were selected to take part in the exclusive courses. The customized program to be held at Kings College London will focus on specialized skills such as risk management, actuarial science, financial regulation and aims to achieve a holistic approach.
Immediately after British voters decided to leave the EU, the pound fell 7.6% against the dollar. This dollar-dollar seismic movement caused by geopolitical uncertainty is one of many examples that highlight the importance of having a deep understanding of how global developments can have an impact on economies. The program is designed to familiarize participants with the impact of these large-scale movements. Although the focus is on reviewing the regulatory and organizational implications of Brexit for the financial sector, the course also includes the EU financial architecture study in the post-Brexit world. Course participants visit the platforms of the main banks of Canary Wharf, the London Stock Exchange and will travel to the European Commission in Brussels and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in Paris. With several companies operating across international borders, the experiences provided in this course will enrich an in-depth knowledge of the funds from an international point of view.
Participants will have many opportunities to interact with the Brexit expert department; EU lawmakers and regulators and experts from leading financial institutions. These networking opportunities are included throughout the duration of the course to enable knowledge sharing and the knowledge industry.