CISI 2024 financial services global exam awards include first-time winners from Bermuda, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire and Romania

By Lora Benson | May 03, 2024




Finance students from 21 countries celebrated their exam achievements at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) annual Awards ceremony in Mansion House, London, on 23 April.

The total number of winners is 143, including the CISI’s Educational Trust students. Countries with first-time winners are Bermuda, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire and Romania.

There are 61 winners based overseas, which is the highest number ever. The gender split of this year’s winners is 62% men and 38% women, which is the same as for 2023.

The live event was hosted by television journalist and UK Strictly Come Dancing 2023 contestant Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

Firms with the highest number of winners are the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA UAE) eight prizes, UMOA-Titres, Senegal seven prizes, Christ University, India six prizes, Casablanca Stock Exchange, Morocco four prizes, Ghana Investment & Securities Institute, Ghana four prizes, and One Search Limited, UK four prizes.

UK regions represented are Birmingham & West Midlands (one), Bristol & Bath (six), Cotswolds (one), Essex (two), Guernsey (one), Isle of Man (one), Lancashire & Cumbria (two), Liverpool, Chester and North Wales (three), London (41), Manchester & District (four), North East (one), Northern Home Counties (two), Northern Ireland (two), Scotland (three), South Coast (two), South East (two), Southern UK (four), Yorkshire (two).

Candidates were recognised for their achievements across categories and levels including Schools & Universities, Foundation, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Wealth Management, Operations, Islamic Finance, Risk & Compliance, Wealth Management and Financial Planning.

Mandy Gill, CISI Executive Director of Global Learning (left) said: “It’s an absolute pleasure and honour to celebrate this year’s 143 award winners' fantastic achievements. We should also recognise the community, friends, family and circles of influence which are critical in supporting our candidates to excel in their learning. A special thanks to the firms and other important financial and education sector stakeholders who have been integral in their support of our award winners this year. Those who combined work with study, in particular, have already shown they will and are bringing enormous value and commitment to their current and future employers, along with a rich diversity of backgrounds.”

Below are links to some of our global achievers’ thoughts on receiving their awards, the challenges they faced combining work/study and their revision tips.



Wealth management and financial planning winners

Kyle Glowacki CFP™ MCSI
Financial adviser, Cavendish Ware

Winner: Level 7 Diploma in Advanced Financial Planning

CISI Mentor of the Year

Advanced and postgraduate award winners

Mazharul Huda, Chartered MCSI
Lead associate, Financial Conduct Authority

Winner: Level 6 Diploma in Investment Compliance

Victoria Sena, Chartered MCSI
COO and director at Six Degrees Wealth

Winner: Level 6 Diploma in Investment Operations

John Craine
Team lead on settlements, Canada Life International

Winner: Level 5 Advanced Certificate in Global Securities Operations

Qualifying level award winner

Foundation-level award winners