AIF aspires to be an institution of global excellence in support of the advancement of the financial services industry in Malaysia. AIF will work closely with these training institutions to coordinate and enhance programme design, content, instruction and delivery. This will include the implementation of a quality assurance framework to ensure high standards in training, the development and coordination of programmes in areas that cut across the different financial industries, as well as in the conduct of research. AIF will also promote Malaysia's financial services human capital development programmes more holistically across the entire value chain, both domestically and regionally. An important focus for AIF is to elevate the capacity of the key training institutions to meet not only the current development needs of the industry but also to respond proactively to the rapidly changing financial landscape which will place greater demands on skill sets of financial professionals. Toward this end, AIF will focus on the development of competency frameworks for financial service professionals, programme quality assurance, enhancing the infrastructure for learning and securing world class faculty.
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AIF also works with the financial services industry to enhance the development, implementation and advocacy of professional standards and business ethics. AIF also acts as the secretariat for a voluntary industry-led body, called the Financial Services Professional Board FSPB ,  which develops and advocates universal professional and ethical standards for the financial services industry. AIF also develops and monitors capacity building initiatives created by Central Bank of Malaysia and designed to drive efficiency, effectiveness and the structural development of the industry. The unit is now closed and no longer operates. Research[ edit ] AIF delivers applied research in relation to human capital development and talent management focused on the financial services industry either independently or through its partnerships with industry, multilateral organisations and academia.