Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA)

Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) was established under Law No. 33 of 2005 as an independent regulatory authority to supervise the financial markets and firms that are authorized to conduct activities related to securities in or from the State of Qatar, and empowered to exercise regulatory oversight and enforcement over the capital markets.

QFMA Objectives

In pursuant of its objectives, the QFMA has been enhancing its regulatory infrastructure, based on internationally recognized best practices and standards for the capital markets to create a world-class capital market in the State of Qatar enabling it to top a leading position in the region through focusing on four strategic pillars that are (1) protect investors, (2) maintain Qatari capital markets’ stability, (3) promote integrity and transparency, and (4) develop proficiency and knowledge to enhance the growth and diversity of the national economy.

To facilitate the objectives and visions of the Qatar Financial Markets Authority, a strategic partnership with The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments was made. Combing the Regulatory knowledge of the QFMA and the highest standards of Professionalism and Experience held by the CISI, a licensing program was devised to enhance the qualification standards in current market. The licensing program, a combination of a Preparatory exam, Regulatory exam and one Elective exam based on market roles, provide a perfect platform to strengthen the knowledge of all licensed employees under the Regulator as well as raising the overall standards of the market to compete not only in the GCC and Middle East, but on a wider Global scale.

Beneficiaries of the course

Please select a job role from the below dropdown to view the preparatory, regulatory and elective modules and the qualification achieved at successful completion:



Select a job function to view prerequisite qualifications

Financial Advisor


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)
International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management

Account Manager


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)

Broker Representative


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)
Global Securities

Operations Manager, Back Office


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)
Global Securities Operations
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Operational Risk

Financial Analyst


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)
Investment Management

Investment Manager


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)
Investment Management

Representative of a Custodian


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)
Asset Servicing

Compliance Officer


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)
Global Financial Compliance

Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Officer


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)
Combating Financial Crime

Deputy Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Officer


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)
Combating Financial Crime

Risk Management Officer


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)
Risk in Financial Services

Internal Auditor


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)
Risk in Financial Services

Trade Manager


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)

Deputy Trade Manager


International Introduction to Securities and Investments (English/Arabic)
QFMA Regulations (Arabic)

QFMA's Functions:

  • Monitor the investors’ dealing rules governing activities related to trading of securities and other types
  • Raise public awareness of securities activities and promote in securities’ investment and development
  • Regulate the dealing of the securities activities with fairness, competitiveness and transparency
  • Regulate, control and supervise the financial markets
  • Conduct studies, collect information and compile statistics on the financial markets’ activities and publish relevant reports
  • Enhance liaison, communication and information exchange with foreign financial markets, and regional and international regulators, organizations and institutions to benefit from their dealing methodologies in order to develop the financial markets within the State of Qatar
  • Combat the causes of crimes related to the financial markets
  • Implement disclosure policy in order to achieve fairness, transparency and prevent conflict of interests and internal information exploitation

Key strategic objectives of the Authority:

  • Boost the efficiency of the institutional capacity of the QFMA
  • Uplift the performance efficiency of the financial services companies
  • Scale-up the usage of modern technology tools & the level of information security in the markets
  • Promote cooperation Initiatives with regional and international organisations and institutions
  • Enhance the efficacy and efficiency of the market legislations
  • Develop and improve the financial services and products provided to investors
  • Mitigate risks to the national markets
  • Build human capital's capacity

Meet your local representatives

victoria henry

Victoria Henry
Business Development and Marketing Manager - Middle East
victoria.henry@cisi.org
Tel: +971 4 290 0827
Mobile: +971 56 555 4494