CFA Institute announces winners of 2017 Middle East Financial Journalism Award
Source: FTI Consulting for CFA Institute , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed August 30, 2017 1:43 pm

UAE. CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, announced Sarah Townsend from Arabian Business and Al Ittihad’s Husam Abdel Nabi as the winners of its third annual Middle East Financial Journalism Award; in the English and Arabic category respectively.

The award recognises the contributions of journalists towards the advancement of investor education and professionalism in the financial sector. 

CFA Institute received 42 submissions from journalists across English and Arabic publications in the GCC region. The winners were selected based on an anonymous critique of these submissions by a judging panel of CFA Society members across four criteria: educational value, clarity, relevancy and evidence-based reporting.

Gary Baker, CFA, Managing Director for CFA Institute in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) said: “The quality of industry reporting from this year’s journalists was truly remarkable. Our judges were very impressed by the participating journalists and their ability to produce informative, accurate and insightful articles. Over the past few years, we have witnessed the GCC promoting greater freedom of press and this places additional responsibility on journalists to abide by the Code of Ethics, which is at the foundation of our work at CFA Institute. We are reminded every day of the importance of high quality journalism in a world where, unfortunately, fake news is gaining ground. “

He added: “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sarah Townsend and Husam Abdel Nabi on this prestigious recognition. The quality and depth of their articles reflects an exceptional standard of journalism which contributes significantly towards the advancement of investor knowledge and professionalism in the investment industry.” 

Both journalists were awarded a media scholarship to the CFA Institute Investment Foundations program, a global self-study programme designed to enhance understanding of the global investment industry as well as the roles and responsibilities within it. 

About CFA Institute
CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 148,000 members in 163 countries and territories, including 142,000 charterholders, and 148 member societies.

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