Senior Staff Reporter
THE Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) has reiterated its commitment to enhance transformation in the South African financial services sector.
Speaking in Johannesburg, ABSIP President, Tryphosa Ramano, highlighted and recognised the 20-year journey the organisation had embarked on to effect positive developments within the industry.
“ABSIP helped steer the debate and implementation of the Financial Services Charter, which has served as the blueprint for achieving sector representivity. The mandate of ABSIP has always been to encompass the empowerment of black professionals and black business across the financial industry,” said Ramano.
She welcomed a partnership with a Gauteng-based radio station, which entailed a dialogue that comprised of contributors to the ABSIP journey and beneficiaries of its programmes.
Panellists were from diverse sectors, including government, business and students.
“Thought leadership is one of the strategic pillars of vision 2020, as a result engagements such as these allow our objectives to reach professionals in the industry. I am certain that this will re-position ABSIP as a strategic enabler and game changer in the financial services sector,” said Ramano.
Established in 1995, ABSIP is a lead custodian of black professional interests and black business in the financial services sector.
ABSIP Women in Focus (AWIF) is a chapter programme of ABSIP and was launched in 2006 to focus on the development and nurturing of women in financial services sector.
Through mentorship, coaching and leadership programmes, AWIF identifies and supports a pipeline of aspiring young women to become the future leaders of the financial services industry.