The National Securities Exchange(NSE) has today launched a premium digital learning platform called the NSE Digital Academy.
The NSE Chief Executive Officer Geoffrey Odundo said that the launch of the NSE Digital Academy is a testament of their commitment to enhance access to financial markets education to Kenyans.
“The launch of this academy will increase our public education touch points enabling us enhance market knowledge and awareness, build capacity as well as drive retail and institutional participation on the NSE” he said.
NSE Digital Academy is an online platform incorporating a fully automated Learning Management System (LMS) that will support virtual training and certification as well as a trading simulator that will offer participants the opportunity to have a virtual trading experience.
The academy will invest in mobile and internet connectivity to enhance reach and enable Kenyans easily access market education.
Equally, enrolled users will have the opportunity to access learning materials including audio and video content to enhance understanding of various subjects.
Furthermore, the academy will provide customized basic and advanced investment certification training across various areas in finance, investments, securities trading technology, corporate governance among others to users.
The trading simulator will provide a stock simulation platform where users will have a virtual trading experience, learning how to invest and build portfolios using real time stock price information provided by the NSE Automated Trading System.
Training that will be undertaken at the NSE Digital Academy, NSE will provide Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points.
The NSE PLC is currently an accredited Continuous Professional Development provider by the Capital Market Authority (CMA), the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), and the Institute of Chartered Investment and Financial Analyst.
By Joy Kyalo