UK-based Chevening Standard Chartered Financial Services Fellowship has invited applications from professionals working in the financial sector. Chevening India has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank to bring this opportunity to Indian professionals.

Eight startups will be selected for an eight-week fellowship programme at King’s College London.

The fellowship aims to build expertise in specialist skills such as risk management, actuarial sciences, investment management, and financial regulation. This is further expected to increase the talent pool in the Indian market and provide a fillip to growth in the sector.

Another objective is to nurture these professionals to continue engagement with the UK to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in their field of work.

The fellowship is designed for mid-career professionals working in the financial sector who can potentially contribute to policy making. Applications are encouraged from members of the Ministry of Finance and associated entities, financial regulators such as RBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA etc., influential academics, and think tanks. Also, entrepreneurs, particularly in areas such as financial technology & asset management, and professionals from the government, public and private sector can apply.

Zarin Daruwala, CEO India, Standard Chartered Bank said:

“As a UK-headquartered bank with a major presence in India, we are focussed on creating avenues that facilitate knowledge sharing across the two countries. We’ve worked closely with the Indian authorities and the British government, to support talented Indian professionals to benefit from UK universities’ world class expertise and, in turn, inform the development in India’s fast growing financial services industry. The programme will strengthen further cooperation between India and the UK and help improve industry capability in both countries as India seeks to scale up its financial sector capabilities”.

The programme is scheduled to begin in June 2017. The last date to apply is November 14, 2016.

Interested candidates can apply here.

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