CISI and HELP University Malaysia partnership offers students competitive edge and professional excellence in global financial services market

By Lora Benson | May 27, 2015

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and HELP University are delighted to announce that they are collaborating to promote CISI wealth management qualifications to the securities and investment market in Malaysia.

CISI & HELP University MalaysiaBoth organisations have signed an MoU which was witnessed by Alderman Alan Yarrow, Lord Mayor of the City of London, during his recent trip to Malaysia. Alderman Yarrow is the Chairman of the CISI and was born in Johor Bahru.

The agreement means that CISI and HELP University will be providing training and coaching to enable candidates to undertake a wealth management pathway through professional, globally recognised qualifications.

HELP University will be offering students training courses for the following CISI qualifications:

  • Fundamentals of Financial Services
  • International Introduction to Securities and Investment
  • International Certificate in Wealth and Investment Management
  • International Certificate in Advance Wealth Management
  • Chartered Wealth Manager Qualification
  • Capital Markets Programme
  • Diploma in Capital Markets
  • Certificate in Corporate Finance

One year’s free student membership of the CISI will also be provided to all HELP students who enrol for CISI exams and complementary membership, at the appropriate level, to HELP academics.

The CISI has been working in the Asia Pacific region for 10 years and has its regional office in Singapore.  The Institute has 40,000 members worldwide and is the professional body which sets examinations and offers qualifications for those working, or looking to establish a career in, the wealth management and capital markets industry.  The CISI has over 100 Corporate Supporters and is delighted that two of them, HSBC and Maybank, were represented at the signing ceremony.

The CISI is active in many jurisdictions across the region including Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.  In all of these countries CISI works closely with local regulators, corporate clients and members.

Ken McGowan, CISI Regional Director Asia, said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with HELP University, which has a firmly established international reputation among global universities and stakeholders. Students at the University will be able to obtain high quality training for CISI examinations that ensures that they are qualified to the highest professional, technical and ethical standards so that they remain up to date in their skills for today’s competitive jobs market.”

Dr Paul Chan, President and Vice Chancellor of HELP University said:

“We are honoured to work with CISI. The partnership means that HELP has the academic and professional standards to deliver the high quality programs of CISI. The cutting-edge courses will enhance the capability and global employability of HELP’s students. HELP’s ELM Business School students are headhunted by the banking and financial sector and various professional bodies even before they graduate. With CISI quality training they will become more valuable professionals who will lead the Asian business revolution.’

Those students interested in finding out more about this initiative should contact:

Mr Lim Hock Chye, Director of Group Strategic Planning and Corporate Affairs, HELP University

15 Jalan Sri Semantan 1, Off Jalan Semantan, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 – 2716 2000

Tavia Chua, Relationship Manager (

22 Malacca Street, #04-01, RB Capital, Raffles Place, Singapore 048980

Tel: +65 6438 5007