Valens Securities Designated an Approved-Provider Program (APP) Member by CFA Institute


NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Valens Securities and its sister organizations (Valens Credit, Valens Equities, and the Institute for Strategy & Valuation) have been accepted into CFA Institute's vaunted Approved-Provider Program (APP).

New York-based Valens Securities joins a select group of educational providers in delivering educational programs to CFA Institute's 128,000 members in 149 countries and territories.

CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials.

"We are very pleased that CFA Institute has selected Valens to be an Approved-Provider Program (APP) member," said Joel Litman, Chief Investment Strategist, Valens Securities.

"Fewer than 50 organizations in the world have received APP designation, and most of them are very large, global organizations. This is a great honor for us."

For the past six years, Valens has been working with various CFA societies providing CE (continuing education) qualified programs to their members and the feedback has been universally positive.

Romain Rousseau, Vice President of CFA Society Emirates said after this years' presentation in Dubai, "We were very pleased with Joel Litman's seminar addressing the CFA Society Emirates membership. With more than 110 attendees, it is the biggest speaker event the society had for more than 18 months. Joel is incredibly engaging and knowledgeable. Having his unique perspective was extremely valuable. He provided essential insight into a new topic. Joel was occupied with questions from participants for more than 1 hour after the talk ended. This clearly demonstrates how our members appreciated this speaker. Numerous members commented extremely positively on the event and mentioned that this seminar was of direct benefit for them, since they learnt something that might be directly applied in their job."

"Valens' training and educational programs draw on our many years of credit analysis, research and investment strategy experience," said Ira Keller, Chief Marketing Officer of Valens Credit.

"This real world experience covering thousands of equities and hundreds of corporate credits gives Valens a unique, proven perspective to bring to investment industry professionals.

"The APP is an acknowledgement of the high quality of investment strategy education we provide," said Keller.

About Valens Securities

Valens Securities is a global holding company for a group of boutique firms specializing in investment research and analysis, strategy, and education. The mission of our portfolio companies is to promote superior, risk-adjusted investment returns for institutional investors.

The Valens Securities brands span the capital markets. Its products and services address the needs of investors in equity, fixed income, and derivative securities. The sister companies include:

Valens Equities – Equity research, analysis and strategy for all publicly listed U.S. companies

Valens Credit – Credit research, analysis and strategy for U.S. Industrial Corporate Credits and CDS

Institute of Strategy & Valuation – Cross capital education and training in investment strategy and analytical techniques

Media Contact:
Ira Keller, Chief Marketing Officer

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