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A leading Chinese financial institute has endorsed Scotland's reputation as leader in financial services and education - proving the scale of international opportunities for companies in Scotland.

China's first Chartered Corporate Banker Qualification has been launched following a partnership agreement between the Charter Banker Institute – formerly the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (CIOBS), the Wealth Management Institute of Lujiazui (WMI China) and BPP Professional Education.

Setting the standard 

The new Chinese qualification will be based on standards set in Scotland and it is expected that up to 50,000 students a year will enrol on the course. 

Based in Edinburgh, the Charter Banker Institute joins a growing number of Scottish financial organisations exploring new opportunities in China.

Companies operating in China include: 

  • RBS
  • Standard Life
  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Martin Currie 

Opportunities for Scotland

Scottish financial services firms can find huge potential in China in areas like: 

  • Banking
  • Fund management
  • PE/VC
  • Insurance
  • Pensions
  • Securities
  • Consultancy
  • Training
  • Education
  • Legal and professional services 

Scottish Enterprise has a range of services designed to help companies in Scotland make the most of opportunities in international markets.

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