TheLondon-basedWholesale Markets Brokers Association (WMBA) will, for the first time, hold an awards ceremony for successful candidates of its professional diploma qualification, which it launched last October. The WMBA training programme was acquired from money brokers Prebon Yamane last October.
With its purchase of Prebon’s syllabus and diploma, the WMBA seeks to broaden the knowledge base within the brokers’ market by improving educational standards.
With 220 expected hours of study time, the course-which is comprised of three modules: foundation, practical assessment and advanced-is an intensive programme for people that already carry full-time jobs. But the WMBA does offer it on either a full- or part-time basis.
Michael Beales, chairman of the WMBA, says that 30 students are expected to receive diplomas at the July 2 awards ceremony at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London.