International Organization

One of our goals is to build a home base for the international financial community. International cooperation between different analyst societies has been started already years ago. In this context ABAF/BVFA is member of both the European federation EFFAS – European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies – and the worldwide association ACIIA – Association of Certified International Investment Analysts. Within these federations local societies actively work together on different topics like financial analysis training-updates, IFRS taxonomy, ESG and Integrated Reporting.

We assure regular contact with EFFAS and ACIIA and represent ABAF/BVFA within their governing bodies. Beside EFFAS and ACIIA, our board members also participate on behalf of ABAF/BVFA with consulting organizations, such as EFRAG, XBRL, ECMI and ESMA.

Being part of this European financial network enables us, as a consequence, to regularly share the latest findings and regulations about reporting and financial communication with our members and the Belgian community of finance professionals.


ACIIA, Association of Certified International Investment Analysts, groups a network of National Member Societies, such as ABAF/BVFA, which represent investment professionals in their respective countries and regions. The objective of ACIIA is to promote a flexible, internationally recognized professional qualification, called CIIA or Certified International Investment Analyst certificate. This qualification examines candidates at a high…

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EFFAS, the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies, is a pan-European grouping of about 20 national local societies of investment professionals in Europe, bringing together leading experts from all of Europe’s Equity and Fixed Income markets. Its mission is : to set the standard for investment professionals’ requirements, a think tank and centre for discussion…

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EFRAG, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, is the leading European force in the global financial reporting debate. It was established in 2001 by European stakeholder organizations with an interest in financial reporting, representing the business community, investors and the accountancy profession. EFRAG’s activities are aimed at developing and promoting European views on the development…

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ABAF/BVFA – EFFAS is also represented in ESMA and in XBRL. ESMA, the European Securities and Markets Authority, is an independent EU Authority that contributes to safeguarding the stability of the European Union’s financial system by enhancing the protection of investors and promoting stable and orderly financial markets. XBRL aims to improve the accountability and transparency of…

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