The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment is the leading professional body for
securities, investment, wealth and financial planning professionals. The CISI has been
dedicated to professionalism since it emerged from the London Stock Exchange in 1992 and is
now a global body operating in 104 countries.
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We offer a range of qualifications which are designed for you to learn and enter the financial services sector. Our well received study pathways in Operations, Wealth Management, Compliance/Risk, Capital Markets/Corporate Finance, Financial Planning and Islamic Finance, will provide you the specialist understanding needed to start out and progress in your chosen discipline.
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The CISI accredits external partners to deliver training for candidates preparing to sit exams. If you wish to participate in training to prepare for CISI exams, please contact one of the following accredited training partners (ATP):
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The CISI works collaboratively with universities and shares the common interest of providing holistic learning and education opportunities for individuals pursuing a financial services career.
We have an established office in India which supports on-going growth in CISI qualifications and membership and supports individuals and firms to attain and maintain high standards of competence, behaviour and integrity.
The CISI National Advisory Council (NAC) in India was formed to support growth in the country and advise the Institute on national education and local continuing professional development requirements. It is headed by president Puranam Hayagreeva Ravikumar FCSI(Hon) - Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Invent Assets Securitisation & Reconstruction.
The strategic alliances we have formed enables us to fulfill our mission and values for mutual benefit.
Our corporate clients are committed to professional development of their employees by creating subject matter experts within the firm.
The CISI National Advisory Council in India was formed to support growth in the country and advise the Institute on national education and local continuing professional development requirements.
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The CISI has formed strategic alliances with local bodies with the objective of supporting the capacity building for the financial sector in India.
Our International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management (ICWIM) India has been accredited by NISM. This qualification ensure candidates have a basic knowledge of the regulations and legislation underpinning the financial markets and the conduct of investment business in India, and upon successful completion, practitioners will qualify as a Level 1 Investment Advisor in India.
The BSE Institute Limited works with the CISI to raise awareness of the Institute in India. The BSE Institute Limited provides training for the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) and our International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management (ICWIM) India.
Established in 1875, BSE Ltd. formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. is Asia's first Stock Exchange and one of India's leading exchange groups. Over the past 138 years, BSE Ltd. has facilitated the growth of the Indian corporate sector by providing it an efficient capital-raising platform. Popularly known as BSE, the bourse was established as "The Native Share & Stock Brokers' Association" in 1875.
BSE Institute Limited is the wholly owned subsidiary of the BSE Ltd. BIL inherits from BSE Ltd. the knowledge and insights into the capital markets sector, garnered over the past 138 years. BIL has the distinct advantage of being at the centre of action — the financial hub of India, one of the world's most rapid emerging markets. This has helped BIL provide insights into the unique functions of this world. Emerging markets such as the BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India, and China — can entice and intimidate.
A critical element of the financial sector reforms is the development of a pool of human resources having right skills and expertise in each segment of the profession to provide quality intermediation to market participants. Hence, BIL's programs are designed to help learners develop an actionable framework to delve into key aspects like:
BIL's commitment to being at the forefront of the current and evolving practice of business has led to programs that reflect the realities of the marketplace.
To meet the constantly increasing and varied demands of the market BIL offers a pool of courses; both short-term and long-term. They include introductory short term programs as well as super-specialization long term programs. Many of BIL's participants are practicing financial executives who bring with them their experience thus making the learning highly interactive and lively. Needless to add it offers a great opportunity to network with likeminded professionals and discuss key issues and tap their knowledge base.
BIL is the leader in providing professional certifications in financial markets since past 25 years. BSE's Certification is an on-line system which tests the practical knowledge and skills required to operate in the financial markets. BIL offers a comprehensive range of modules covering many different areas in finance and capital markets. The growing importance of BIL's certification programs is a reflection of BIL's relevance to the continuously evolving employment scenario in the world of financial markets.
The IIBF offers our Risk in Financial Services qualification through its domestic banks network and to its students as a standalone qualification. IIBF and the CISI offer a jointly badged award in Risk Management, which is achieved successfully by completing both the IIBF and the CISI risk modules. Practitioners will gain a comprehensive understanding of both Indian and global markets.
The CISI and ICAI have signed a memorandum of understanding on awarding membership of the CISI to ICAI members. It paves the way for long term co-operation in the field of management accounting, risk management, assets servicing, global securities operations and investment to its members.
To give benefit to the students of both Institutes, it has been agreed to offer courses at a special concessional fee. ICAI members are entitled to a 25% discount on the international examination price per unit and student members are entitled to a 50% discount on the international examination price per unit.
ICAI examinations entry form
Full ICAI members do not have to sit further examinations to become CISI members and they are eligible to join at ACSI level. ICAI members are eligible to upgrade to full MCSI membership if they have three years' industry experience.
ICAI Application form
ICSI and the CISI are strong advocates of good corporate governance and integrity. To give benefit to the students of both Institutes, it has been agreed to offer courses at a special concessional fee. ICSI members are entitled to a 25% discount on the international examination price per unit and student members are entitled to a 50% discount on the international examination price per unit.
ICSI examinations entry form
ICSI members do not have to sit further examinations to become CISI members and they are eligible to join at ACSI level. ICSI members are eligible to upgrade to full MCSI membership if they have three years' industry experience.
ICSI Application form
The CISI works with the following colleges and universities in India:
The CISI is delighted to partner with the Institute of Directors (IOD) India, to promote the 15th International Conference on Effective Corporate Governance & Sustainability, to be held on 7- 9 October 2015 at the Millennium Hotel Mayfair, London. CISI members are entitled to a 15% discount and are encouraged to attend this networking and learning opportunity which will attract over 300 professionals, thought leaders and well experienced best performers.
This year’s event will discuss the impact of globalisation on corporate governance as global concern, and the extent good governance reaching beyond than code and compliance in ensuring sustainable development. Other focus areas include, integrated reporting, global trends in corporate governance, role of CFO in Corporate Governance, role of board for promoting sustainability, corporate fraud, audit & vigil mechanism, CSR, rise of the company secretary, business ethics, bridging diversity in the boardroom, focusing on governance in state sector and SME’s, family businesses, and much more.
India is a global hub for operations staff in the financial services sector. Our Operations qualifications including the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) and IT in Investment Operations are the most relevant and most popular exams among local practitioners, with more than 50 of the leading banks, their subsidiaries, outsourcing firms and service providers signing up for CISI qualifications.
Our wealth management qualifications are also gaining popularity in India following our recent collaborations with National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) to launch the International Certificate in Wealth and Investment Management (ICWIM) India. This qualification ensures candidates have a basic knowledge of the regulations and legislation underpinning the financial markets and the conduct of investment business in India, and upon successful completion, practitioners will qualify as a Level 1 Investment Advisor in India.
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