ACT Apprenticeships

I am pleased to share that on the 24 May 2019 the ACT qualifications, Diploma in Treasury Management (AMCT) and the Certificate in International Cash Management (CertICM) have been added to the Financial Services Professional Apprenticeship standard. Over the last few years there is, and has been, a lot of focus on apprenticeships. In order to respond to this changing environment a small group at the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) started to investigate what this may mean for the ACT and what our options are. To gain greater clarity, we spoke to a number of other professional membership bodies,

ACT Middle East Prizewinners

As the ACT Middle East network grows, so does the number of professionals in the region looking to expand their skill set and ensure they meet global benchmark treasury standards. ACT qualifications are rooted in the ACT Competency Framework. The framework defines the competencies treasurers need to operate successfully in global business today. Whether you are looking to take your first steps into treasury, are heading up a global treasury department, providing banking, financial or consultancy services or need to recruit or train a treasury team, the competency framework offers you guidance on what the global standards are for successful

New Direct Entry route to qualification

Are you someone who has worked in treasury for a number of years, but have not had the chance or opportunity to study for ACT qualifications? If so, and you wish to gain one of our top-level qualifications with the highly desirable membership letters, AMCT or FCT, we may have a route in for you called the Direct Entry route. The ACT direct entry route to qualifying and becoming either an AMCT member or FCT member recognises experience. It offers an opportunity for senior practitioners to demonstrate their experience in order to gain exemption from either the Certificate in Treasury

ACT Assessment systems are changing!

Over the last few years, despite working with our suppliers to improve the service delivery and stability of the systems, we have not been able to get to the point where our students can take their exams stress-free and perform to the best of their ability. We have listened to all the feedback received from our students and at the start of 2018 we undertook a tender process to look at other eAssessment and remote invigilation systems, while also taking this opportunity to review whether remote invigilation is the right choice for us. This work was extremely positive and informative,

A first class CertBALM prizegiving ceremony

Celebrating the success of students achieving a qualification is definitely a perk of my job, and on Wednesday 23 May 2018, I attended the bi-annual CertBALM® prizegiving ceremony, held at the Virgin Money Lounge in the Haymarket. The Certificate of Banking Asset and Liability Management (CertBALM®) qualification was launched in 2016 by the UK’s Asset and Liability Management Association Limited (ALMA). From the very start, the ACT has worked with ALMA to develop and build their qualification, and subsequently we now accredit the qualification. The CertBALM® equips students with the fundamental techniques by which to be able to recognise, interpret