The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
CISI is the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. It is a leading professional body for securities, investment, wealth and financial planning professionals. CISI offers a wide range of qualifications designed for learners to enter the financial services sector. The well received study pathways in Operations, Wealth Management, Compliance/Risk, Capital Markets/Corporate Finance, Financial Planning and Islamic Finance, provide the specialist understanding needed to start out and progress in any chosen discipline.
The knowledge gained can be immediately transferred to business activities and client-facing advisory functions, helping CISI members to stand out among their peers.
The CISI exams are taken in over 80 countries and its qualifications are designed, developed and reviewed regularly by senior practitioners to ensure they are purpose built for the market and remain relevant at all times.
Major banks and financial organisations worldwide use CISI qualifications to benchmark the knowledge of their staff.
Professionalism, Integrity, Excellence
The CISI has been dedicated to professionalism since it emerged from the London Stock Exchange in 1992. Its purpose is to champion lifelong learning and integrity, raising individual standards of knowledge, skills and behaviour globally to enhance public trust and confidence in financial services.
The CISI believes professionalism is the blend of three elements:
- Knowledge – gaining the initial competence to do your job through professional qualifications, developed by practitioners for practitioners.
- Skills – continuing Professional Development (CPD) and ongoing learning which enables you to maintain competence through a professional body membership.
- Behaviour – upholding the highest standards of integrity by signing up to a professional body’s code of conduct.
The CISI believes a professional is someone who has a combination of knowledge and skills, and acts with integrity. Its purpose, as a professional body, is to provide and encourage the attributes necessary to be a professional.
Why choose a CISI qualification?
CISI’s world-renowned qualifications are designed by senior practitioners to help you meet the requirements of markets and regulators across the globe and achieve core competence for your job requirements. With its flexible study pathways, you can gain a competitive edge over your peers, whether you are starting your career or becoming a specialist.
Membership of the CISI
CISI membership is a compelling marker of professionalism in the financial services sector. Whatever stage of your career you are at, CISI membership highlights to colleagues, clients and the wider professional sphere a commitment to professionalism and the highest standards of knowledge, skills and behaviour.
As a member of a Chartered professional body you will benefit from an enhanced status in the financial services profession globally.
You will become a part of an organisation which holds the respect of governments and firms around the world, and can communicate with the public on an authoritative and clear level.