Last October 14, the Ateneo Graduate School of Business Center for Continuing Education (CCE) and the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) proudly conferred the title, Certified Securities Specialist, to 28 successful students from the 5th PSE-Ateneo Certified Securities Specialist Course. The event was held at the Trading floor of PSE in Ayala, Makati with Mr. Leo G. Quinitio, Program Director, as the host for the evening.
The ceremony was opened by the ringing of the Trading Bell stationed on stage, which normally signals the opening and closing of stock trading. A few words of encouragement were also given by Atty. Joselito V. Banaag, General Counsel of the Exchange, and by Mr. Alberto L. Buenviaje, Dean of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.
Ms. Mica Ella N. Cu, a scholar of the Exchange, finished the course as First Honor. She expressed “what it was like to be on the other side to the fence, to be an ‘investor’ as I was so used to looking at the stock market from a regulator’s point of view…I learned the essentials of stock market investing, which I did not acquire from just working at the Exchange.” She further shared that these new experiences better equipped her to serve PSE in the development of the Philippine capital markets.
Joining Ms. Cu in the honor roll are: Mr. Bumcheol Kim as Second Honor; and Ms. Caroline D. Guadaña, Mr. Rex David C. Israel, Mr. Adnan C. Kagayutan, and Kristina S. Wy sharing Third Honor.
Congratulations to the new Certified Securities Specialists!