The Scottish Financial Risk Academy, which launched in April this year, has been short-listed for a prestigious award by Scottish Financial Enterprise.
The brainchild of Heriot-Watt's Professor Alexander McNeil and his colleagues at the Maxwell Institute, a collaborative mathematics research institute including the University of Edinburgh, the academy has already made a significant impact on the Scottish financial services sector.
The Scottish Financial Risk Academy has the backing of a number of key financial organisations, including Aberdeen Asset Management, the Actuarial Profession in Scotland, Barrie & Hibbert, and Lloyds Banking Group.
It is pioneering a new role in providing an enhanced focus for collaboration between Scotland's world class university academia and its financial services industry.
The academy has been short-listed by Scottish Financial Enterprise along with six other businesses, for clearly demonstrating their "contribution to Scotland's standing as a financial centre, long term perspective, benefits for customers, innovation and imagination"
The winner will be announced at the SFE annual dinner held on 28 October.