Fitch Learning and Times Professional Learning announce strategic partnership

Mumbai: Fitch Learning and Times Professional Learning, a division of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, are pleased to announce their strategic partnership to provide leading financial education programmes and training across India.

Under the new RBI policy of higher standards and capacity building for financial professionals, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) has selected Fitch Learning to provide training programmes and enhance the skill level across the financial services sector. As part of this, Fitch Learning has developed programmes which are aimed at specific banking institutes and would comply with the specifications for certification mandates laid down by the RBI. These programmes aim at training and certifying bank officers who man key responsibilities in four areas: Credit Management, Risk Management, Accounting and Treasury Operations.

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The other mode of delivery of Fitch Learning’s product offering is the open course where mid to senior level executives from BFSI segment can enrol and attend these higher level programmes. The course will make its debut in the financial hub of India, Mumbai in November 2017 starting with Financial and Credit Risk programmes including ‘Warning Signals and Lessons Learned in Corporate Credit’.

Fitch Learning has partnered with Times Professional Learning to promote Fitch Learning products, digital learning solutions and industry leading qualifications through its full suite of media distribution channels to those working within India’s financial services industry.

“India is a key growth market for Fitch Learning. This is an important step in our strategic growth plan and we are excited to be expanding our local presence in India’s rapidly evolving financial education sector with the highly respected Times Professional Learning,” said Andreas Karaiskos, Chief Executive Officer of Fitch Learning.

Emphasising the importance of up-skilling in this sector, Anish Srikrishna President, Times Professional Learning stated, “The complexity of the banking business has grown exponentially. We are therefore pleased to be the Partner of Fitch Learning to bring their decades long specialisation and world class training programmes to India for the very first time.”

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