CISI and IFS Malta strengthen ties to boost career progression in financial services global jobs market

by Lora Benson | Feb 06, 2017
020217KennethBMicallefIFSMaltaPresident

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is delighted to announce renewal of its agreement with ifs Malta as its Accredited Training Provider (ATP) in Malta, promoting qualifications, membership and supporting career progression in the global financial services jobs market.

ifs Malta is now the exclusive training partner for the CISI in Malta. The agreement means that the number of qualifications being offered by ifs Malta will increase, now covering the areas of:

  • Managing Cyber Security
  • International Certificate in Advanced Wealth Management
  • Managing Operational Risk in Financial Institutions
  • Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Global Securities Operations
  • Diploma in Investment Operations

The two organisations have agreed to work more closely together in the area of Continuing Professional Development. This will include elearning, joint webinars and events.

For the first time ever Malta featured in the CISI’s top global exam performers this year, with George Corner ACSI receiving an Award for joint top marks in the CISI Fundamentals of Financial Services qualification. Mr Corner, who chose the self-study route for his exam, is an Assistant Fund Manager for Hawkview Asset Management. He said: “Studying Fundamentals in Financial Services gave me a great platform for the start of my financial services career by detailing a general outline of the key concepts and asset classes within the industry. It provided an ideal base on which to subsequently develop my skills and knowledge in more specialised industry areas.”

Kevin Moore, Chartered MCSI and CISI Director of Global Business Development said: “We are extremely pleased to renew our partnership with ifs Malta, who we know are truly committed to the delivery of top quality training, as well as the development of high professional standards in the Maltese financial sector.”

ifs Malta President, Kenneth B Micallef said: “This renewed agreement with CISI is another important development for ifs Malta in its commitment to provide high quality qualifications to professionals within the Maltese financial services sector. The provision of these globally recognised qualifications will definitely contribute to improving financial services education in Malta.”

Those interested to take up a course of study, through CISI, in Malta should contact ifs Malta on telephone: +356 21240335 or by email at: info@ifsmalta.org