International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management

The International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management meets the needs of those firms who want to ensure that their staff are able to provide high-quality advice.The qualification will ensure that wealth managers and advisers understand the range of assets and investment products that are available in the market.

The qualification covers the essentials of financial planning, private client asset management, fund management and advisory functions. It is an entry level qualification for international candidates working in private banking and wealth management roles.

Key features of the International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management
  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to financial planning, industry regulation, investment analysis and lifetime financial provision.
  • Available to all – the qualification has no entry requirements
  • First step in the CISI's global wealth / retail pathway – you can build upon this qualification by progressing to higher level CISI wealth / retail qualifications
  • The exam is delivered by Computer Based Testing at CISI test centres around the world
  • Free CISI Student membership
  • ACSI designatory letters

Qualification Structure

The qualification is achieved by successfully passing the 100 multiple-choice question exam:

 International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management
Syllabus Summary:
  • The Financial Services Industry
  • Industry Regulation
  • Asset Classes
  • Fiduciary Relationships
  • Investment Analysis
  • Investment Planning
  • Lifetime Financial Provision

Study Options

Self-study using the CISI's learning manual and elearning.

Please note: The CISI's mandatory learning manual policy requires, where available, the most up to date CISI learning manual to be purchased when booking an exam, including by an ATP on your behalf. This applies to all candidates sitting CISI exams in the UK (includes Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man). Candidates sitting CISI exams outside of the UK will receive the most up-to-date workbook in PDF format for that subject and is included in the international exam price.

Accredited Training Providers
The CISI accredits a wide range of training providers to deliver formal training for our exams and you can register directly with the provider of your choice.

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Sample Papers
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The latest prices for exams are listed on the online price list.

Post Qualification Opportunities

Upon completing the International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management candidates can join the Institute at Associate level. As a member of the Institute, you will enjoy the recognition of being a professional in a world of increasing competition. The extensive continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities available through the CISI’s suite of membership benefits ensures financial services practitioners can maintain competence and meet the requirements of firms and the regulator.

Higher Level Qualifications

International Certificate in Wealth and Investment Management (ICWIM) India

The International Certificate in Wealth and Investment Management (ICWIM) India has been specifically designed for investment and wealth management practitioners in India.

A globally recognised qualification for all those who require the knowledge required by the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) to qualify as a Level 1 Investment Advisor in India.

The qualification is comprised of two exams:

Wealth and Investment Management (India)
International Certificate in Wealth and Investment Management
International Certificate in Wealth and Investment Management (ICWIM) India

The qualification introduces candidates to Indian financial services and regulatory systems.

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