Risk in Financial Services

EQF Level 4

Successfully managing risk is a fundamental requirement for any effective business. In financial services it is a critical component and part of the responsibility for the credit risk is widely attributed to a poor understanding of risk.

The CISI Risk in Financial Services qualification is a comprehensive global introduction to all the major risk areas in financial services, providing a sound grounding in: principles of the risk management framework, corporate governance and risk oversight and Operational, Credit, Market, Investment & Liquidity Risk.

This qualification has been developed to provide candidates with a broad understanding of the key risks that arise within the financial services industry and is particularly aimed at: Teams in Risk, Compliance, Branch Management, Corporate Lawyers, Finance Officers, Senior Managers of all disciplines and Existing & Aspiring non-executive directors. The certificate can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or together with the Introduction to Securities & Investments (Core) and the Maltese Financial Regulation (Regulatory), which coupled with these two other modules students are awarded with the CISI Investment Operations Certificate.

The programme is assessed via a two-hour paper consisting of 100MCQs held electronically at a local based centre. There are no entry requirements or exemptions.

Element 1 - Principles of the Risk Management Framework
Element 2 - International Risk Regulation
Element 3 - Operational Risk
Element 4 - Credit Risk
Element 5 - Market Risk
Element 6 - Investment Risk
Element 7 - Liquidity Risk
Element 8 - Corporate Governance and Risk Oversight
Element 9 - Model Risk
Element 10 - Enterprise Risk Management

Awarding Body:

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments

Study Hours:

100 Hours


2-hour paper consisting of 100 MCQs

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