ASIFMA 2021 Training Series: Asia Financial Markets Explained



Dates: Monthly, starting from January 2021, ending December 2021

Location: Webinar via Zoom (supported by exclusive access to the Series on our website login)

Enrollment Fees:

  • $180 USD (Non-members)
  • $150 USD (ASIFMA member firms and Partner Associations)


This exciting training program comprises a Series of monthly interactive educational training sessions on key emerging topics relevant to the financial industry in Asia, delivered by expert trainers drawn from our extensive global and regional network. By curating relevant, up to date information together into one Series, with the active support of our wide industry network, various expert committees and education working group, participants will be confident they are learning from a source accredited by the industry that utilizes expert trainers from leading institutions globally and regionally.

Monthly Virtual Training Session Format:

Each virtual one-hour training session will provide a basic introduction to the topic in a dynamic format to encourage interaction including use of polling and opportunity for Q&A. The program is aimed at getting junior and intermediate staff up to speed on these emerging areas in finance within Asia. In addition to the live training sessions, every participant will have exclusive access to an online repository containing numerous educational resources, including an outline of the topic, the related session presentation provided by the expert trainer, as well as background material on each topic, pre and post-training session surveys, suggested persons or organisations to follow for ongoing learning and on-demand videos of each event.  The training sessions and supporting materials will be in English


Our sixth monthly session (on India Financial Markets) will be held on 8 June 2021.  Our full list of topics is below (although these are subject to change if more relevant topics emerge over the year).

  • China Financial Markets Explained (28 January 2021, 12 noon HKT/SGT)
  • Sustainable Finance/ESG in Asia (23 February 2021, 12noon – 1pm – HKT/SGT)
  • AI, Big Data (23 March 2021, 12noon – 1pm – HKT/SGT)
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) (13 April 2021, 12noon – 1pm – HKT/SGT)
  • Cybersecurity (6 May 2021, 12noon – 1pm – HKT/SGT)
  • India Financial Markets Explained (8 June 2021, 12noon – 1:30pm – HKT/SGT)
  • Data, Privacy Policy and the Cloud (15 July 2021, 12noon – 1pm – HKT/SGT)
  • Diversity in Capital Markets (19 August 2021, 12noon – 1pm – HKT/SGT)
  • Operational Resilience of Firms
  • Conduct and Individual Accountability
  • Greater Bay Area Development
  • Tokenised Securities 

For details and enrolment, please register here and use the PROMO CODE: IBAJ, or contact Alex Lipton, Manager – Business Development and Communications (


Friday, January 1, 2021 - 12:00 to Friday, December 31, 2021 - 12:00