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Located at the Singapore Management University, the Financial IT Academy @SMU (FITA) is the first-of-its-kind academy in Singapore set up to support the evolving needs of the financial services industry. On 28 May 2013, SMU was appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) as the lead provider to design and deliver quality training programmes for Technology and Operations professionals in the financial services industry in Singapore.

FITA's vision is to help strengthen Singapore’s position as a leading global financial hub by increasing the talent pool and improving the quality of financial IT professionals in the financial services sector. Utilising a flexible curriculum designed and delivered by SMU faculty members and industry practitioners and partners, FITA focuses on equipping mid-career professionals, and fresh graduates with useful and relevant skills, knowledge and capabilities, thereby laying a stronger foundation for and increasing the number of IT professionals for deployment in the financial services sector.

FITA partners with the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), IDA, banks and IT vendors.  These partnerships help FITA create a distinctive pathway for skill development and capacity building in the banking, finance and IT sectors.

To view the launch of FITA, click on the various links below:

View video on Professor Steven Miller’s speech
View video on Guest-of-Honour, Mr Steve Leonard’s presentation
View full video on FITA Official Launch Event


CSC has sponsored the academy their cloud hosting services.
First Derivatives PLC has sponsored the academy their software for analysing and modelling financial data.
SIX Financial Information Singapore has sponsored the academy their financial data.

Last updated on 24 May 2016 .