On Friday 9 October 2009, Her Majesty the Queen signed the Charter formally creating the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).
This is a significant milestone in the history of the Institute, as we join the ranks of professional bodies such as the accountants, lawyers and bankers.
Alan Yarrow, Chartered FCSI(Hon), CISI Chairman, said: “It is very pleasing that the CISI, which has built an enviable reputation for professionalism in the sector, has had its position as a pre-eminent professional body endorsed by the award of a Royal Charter. I would like to thank all of our members and corporate members for their commitment to high standards in qualifications, continuing professional development and the promotion of integrity and ethics: the foundation stones of our application to the Privy Council.”
Ruth Martin, CISI Managing Director said: “The Institute supports the Financial Conduct Authority in its drive for professionalism with its emphasis on higher qualifications, continuous learning and adherence to a code of conduct with teeth. These are precisely the underpinning qualities of the Institute, on which our successful application to become a Chartered body was based.”
Royal Charters are granted to bodies that work in the public interest and demonstrate pre-eminence, stability and permanence in their particular field.
The CISI has been dedicated to professionalism since it emerged from the London Stock Exchange almost 20 years ago. The award of a Royal Charter is an acknowledgement of the Institute’s work in bringing a greater measure of professionalism to the financial services industry, encompassing both skills and ethical behaviour.
For our members, the benefits of becoming chartered are two fold; members will benefit individually through enhanced standing in the industry and the wider community, together with the opportunity to become individually chartered.