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Excerpted from the Peru Career Guide

Overall, the financial services industry is weak in Peru; it represents only 25 to 30 percent of GDP. The majority of residents do not use banking services, and even fewer have insurance policies. There are fewer than 150,000 home mortgages in a country of more than 30 million residents. Banking and financial services remains a largely untapped market.

Nevertheless, the industry is showing signs of growth, particularly an increase in merger and acquisitions. Demand for insurance policies is expected to increase this year by as much as 12 percent, potentially creating opportunities in the sector.

Certification / Education Requirements

To be able to work as a professional in finance, investments and audits, the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is often required. In Peru, the law requires each company have a percentage of professionals with the CFA certification for the efficient development and good management of the financial sector.

Organizations / Trade Associations

Colegio de Contadores Publicos de Lima
College of Bookkeepers of Lima
http://www.ccpl.org.pe/ (Spanish)
Colegio de Contadores Publicos de Lima directs the accountancy profession within Peru. Its website has descriptions of scholarship programs and courses that can complement one’s accountancy career. It also provides the latest news on finance in Peru.

College of Bookkeepers of Lima
Av. Arequipa 998, Santa Beatriz
Lima, Perú
Tel: +51-1-6189292 +51-1-6518512
Email: consultas@ccpl.org.pe

Publications

Daily Journal
http://semanaeconomica.com (Spanish)
The Daily Journal, published by Apoyo Publicaciones, gives the latest news related to economic development, exchange markets, interest rates, exchange rates and inflation for Peru and worldwide. It also offers information related to the international trade system.

Daily Journal
Tel: +51-1-213-0600
Fax: +51-1-444-5240
Email: redaccion@apoyopublicaciones.com / publicidad@apoyopublicaciones.com

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Peru Guide.



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