Diploma in Investment Operations

Why study the Diploma in Investment Operations?

The Diploma in Investment Operations offers practitioners the opportunity to specialise in the administration of investment funds and custody and settlement.

Within the profession, it is widely acknowledged as the most appropriate higher level qualification for professionals wanting to pursue a career in investment operations.

Is the Diploma in Investment Operations right for me?

The Diploma in Investment Operations is a valuable qualification if you hold a supervisory level position and you are aspiring to a senior management role in investment operations.

If you have already successfully completed either the Advanced Certificate in Global Securities Operations or the Advanced Certificate in Operational Risk you will only need to pass the Global Operational Management exam to complete the qualification.

Key features:

  • Specialist qualification – developed specifically for operations professionals wanting to pursue a senior management role
  • Tackles challenges and issues faced every day and explains best practice techniques to overcome these
  • Consolidates knowledge gained from the IOC, Managing Operational Risk in Financial Institutions and the Advanced Certificates
  • Free CISI Student membership - become associated with a chartered professional body and take advantage of an extensive range of benefits
  • Access to full membership of the Institute and MCSI designatory letters

Qualification factsheet

Qualification Structure

Please note, candidates who have passed the Level 3 Operational Risk and the retired Advanced Operational Risk will be able to take Global Operations Management and gain the Level 6 Diploma in Investment Operations.

The award is achieved by passing:

Total Qualification Time:
425.75 hours

Total Qualification time is a term that Ofqual require awarding organisations to use. It is an estimate of the total time a candidate might typically take to complete the qualification. It includes Guided Learning Hours and any other time a candidate is likely to spend in studying for the qualification.

 

Exam Details

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Pass Mark / Pass Rate

The current pass rate for this exam is and the pass mark is . The exam grades are as follows:

Regulated Qualifications Framework

credits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework are awarded upon successfully passing this exam

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Study support

Self-study

A CISI workbook is required to be purchased when booking each exam. This is to ensure there is one standard workbook from which all exam candidates can prepare. You can also choose to purchase CISI elearning to support your exam preparation.

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Accredited Training Partners

You can choose to complete formal training for our exams with a CISI Accredited Training Partner (ATP).

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Post Qualification Opportunities

Membership

After successfully achieving the Diploma in Investment Operations qualification you can join the Institute as a full Member and attain the designatory letters, MCSI. As a Member of the Institute, you will enjoy the recognition of being a professional in a world of increasing competition. The extensive continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities available through the CISI’s suite of membership benefits ensures financial services practitioners can maintain competence and meet the requirements of firms and the regulator.