Diploma in Investment Operations

EQF level 5

The Diploma in Investment Operations offers practitioners the opportunity to specialise in the administration of investment funds and custody and settlement. 

Within the industry, it is widely acknowledged as the most appropriate higher level qualification for professionals wanting to pursue a career in investment operations. 

Awarding Body:

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments

Study Hours:

Candidates are advised to allocate approximately 180 hours for the Advanced Certificate in Global Securities Operations unit , 220 hours for the Operational Risk and Managing Operational Risk in Financial Institutions and 200 hours for the Global Operations Management unit.


Global Securities Operations (one hour, 50 multiple-choice question exam)  Advanced Global Securities Operations (three hour written exam) OR Level 4 Operational Risk (one hour, 50 multiple-choice question exam) Level 5 Managing Operational Risk in Financial Institutions (1 hour 45 minutes, 70 multiple-choice question exam)

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