Luxembourg’s workforce is not only multicultural, multilingual and internationally diverse, but also highly qualified. According to the 2015 report on human capital of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Luxembourg has the largest share of highly skilled workers in the world and ranks second position for attracting talents[1] from abroad.

It goes without saying that adequate and continuous training initiatives are an essential tool in our industry. Professionals have to follow a complex regulatory agenda which generates a constant need to update and strengthen skills on a daily basis.

ALFI works closely with several training institutions in Luxembourg to ensure the best courses are available to both students and professionals in finance and specifically investment funds.

Some of the most recent initiatives include:

  • Regular interaction with the University of Luxembourg to provide input to the content for the revised master programme MSc in Finance and Economics in order to align it with the required skill set for young graduates to enter the financial sector;
  • Collaboration with a local secondary school to contribute to develop a dedicated advanced technician certificate designed for the various sectors of the financial industry;
  • Long-standing and ongoing partnership with House of Training to provide technical courses on topics relevant to the asset management and fund industry;
  • Participation in initiatives of Luxembourg for Finance to attract talent to Luxembourg, including job fairs;
  • Presentations delivered to foreign university students about the investment fund sector and opportunities to work in the financial industry.

 

[1] GFCI 2019