NU Online News Service, March 18, 2005, 4:10 p.m. EST

An Atlanta-based financial services group is joining forces with a Southeast Asian insurance school.[@@]

The U.S. group, LOMA, and Tandika Learning Institute for Financial Services, Jakarta, Indonesia, have agreed to work together to develop a broad-based Certified Professional in Financial Services education program.

The program provides basic financial services education for students who want to go into fields such as banking and mutual fund administration as well as those who want to get jobs in the insurance industry.