Finance Academy to open next week

The London Financial Academy, London Metropolitan University’s centre for Continuing Professional Development, will open on October 12 in the City, and in March 2006 at Canary Wharf.

The aim of the academy is to bring varied and flexible courses and events to the heart of the financial services industry. International speakers, discussion groups and workshops will be mixed with accessible short courses, some linking to London Met degrees.

Financial Services Authority regulations require everyone, at all levels, to stay up-to-date, and the academy will provide businesses with a range of opportunities to help them meet these requirements. Its aim is to add value in a stimulating and directly relevant way.

The academy occupies a unique position at the heart of the financial services industry. London Met is the university closest to the centre of the City; and the academy will help the university to develop and broaden its extensive financial services capability.

David Jackman, director of the academy says: “Opening the Academy gives the University a new doorway to the financial services industry. The aim is to build a close relationship with this sector by offering a complete package of focussed technical courses and the continuing professional development required by regulation.”