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"The scientists have done their job, now it's time for financial services to do ours"
George Littlejohn, Chartered MCSI
a COP26 special
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    Read our special report on how the financial services sector is supporting customers in vulnerable circumstances.

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  • Corporate Cyber Security

    Cyber attacks broke all records in terms of the numbers of cases reported in the last 12 months. It is estimated that a business is successfully hacked every 19 seconds and some risk analysts estimate that $2.9m is lost to cybercrime every minute globally. Understanding the risks and protecting your organisation from these threats is now essential for financial services practitioners.

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  • "The scientists have done their job, now it's time for financial services to do ours"
    George Littlejohn, Chartered MCSI
    a COP26 special

    As the leading body for financial services professionals, you can see our wealth of insightful sustainable and responsible finance learning materials for those working in and interested in financial services.

  • Virtual Annual Report 2020-2021

    New for this year's annual report, you can now take a walk through a virtual experience to hear about our achievements during unprecedented times.

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  • Climate Risk Certificate

    The first joint qualification from the Chartered Body Alliance

    Designed to help finance and risk professionals globally in identifying and managing climate-related risks, to support the transition to a low-carbon world.

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  • The CISI is celebrating 10 years in Sri Lanka

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  • Welcome to the CISI

    The Professional Body of Choice for the Financial Services Sector

    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.

    We encourage all of our members, and all who strive for the highest professional standards, to stand tall – proud of the values they hold and the work they do each day.

    The CISI in Sri Lanka
 

Why study with the CISI?

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.

The knowledge you gain can be immediately transferred to business activities and client-facing advisory functions, helping you to stand out among your peers. The CISI exams are taken in over 100 countries and offer flexibility to suit your job requirements. Our qualifications are designed, developed and reviewed regularly by senior practitioners to ensure they are purpose built for the market and remain relevant.

Based in the City of London, with origins in the London Stock Exchange, the CISI is a global organisation with representative offices in financial centres such as Barcelona, Colombo, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Manila, Mumbai, Nairobi and Singapore. We work in close cooperation with regulators, firms and other professional bodies worldwide.

Training

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):

Over 45,000 Members in over 100 countries
c. 40,000 Exams taken in 81 countries

National Advisory Council

We have an established a CISI National Advisory Council (NAC), made up of veteran financial services practitioners, working voluntarily to represent and promote local membership and the securities and investment profession in Sri Lanka. The NAC supports the provision of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities and networking events for local CISI members.

Nandika Buddhipala, MCSI

President,
Chief Financial Officer
Commercial Bank of Ceylon

Ranel Wijesinha

Chairman
Securities & Exchange Commission

Prof. Hareendra Dissabandara, MCSI

Head of Faculty of Finance
Sri Jayawardenapura University

Channa De Silva, MCSI

Chairman
Sarvodaya Development Finance

Indrajith Fernando, MCSI

CEO
Bartleet Trust Capital

Madu Ratnayake, MCSI

Executive Vice President, CIO &
General Manager
Virtusa

Mark Prothero

CEO
HSBC Sri Lanka & Maldives

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Your local office

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
345 R.A. De Mel Mawatha
Colombo 3
Sri Lanka

+ 94 117 247 247
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