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Course in Financial Risk Management

The FRM Certification has been adopted by many companies as a benchmark to ensure their risk management employees are well versed in the latest financial risk concepts. Up to 2008 statistics, there are over 17,600 FRMs in over 90 countries across the globe. The Certificate identifies risk professionals that are qualified to provide competent advice based on globally accepted industry standards and who are committed to personal professional development.

  • Accredited by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (G.A.R.P.)
  • Most prestigious global certification that measures a financial risk manager’s capability
  • Over 6,000 organizations worldwide with FRM 2009 Candidates, demonstrating global acceptance and strong recognition
  • FRM 2008 candidates came from 36 different industry sectors, representing 168 of Fortune’s Global 500 companies
  • Currently 575 companies with 5 or more FRM registrants, number of companies has increased by 448% from 2003 to 2009
  • Firms with most FRM holders include HSBC, UBS, BOC, ING, Samsung and PricewaterhouseCoopers etc.
  • Financial risk management has seen considerable growth over the past 15 years fueled by the complexity of financial products, increased regulation and recent notable failures
  • Many financial institutions have adopted FRM as a pre-requisite for job applications

GARP does not endorse, promote, review or warrant the accuracy of the products or services offered by Informatics Professional Development Centre of FRM related information, nor does it endorse any pass rates claimed by the provider. Further, GARP is not responsible for any fees or costs paid by the user to Informatics Professional Development Centre nor is GARP responsible for any fees or costs of any person or entity providing any services to Informatics Professional Development Centre FRM, GARP and Global Association of Risk Professionals are trademarks owned by the Global Association of Risk Professionals, Inc.

This programme is run by Thames College (Reg. no. 518689).

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Programme Highlights
  • Part I:  38 hours instructor-led training with extra 4 hours of mock examination
  • Part II: 40 hours instructor-led training with extra 4 hours of mock examination
  • Examination-focused: knowledge and techniques
  • Comprehensive past paper and case study review
  • Bring in experience for work
  • Experienced industry practitioner and with prestigious academic accreditation as tutor:

– CFA Charter holder of CFA Institutes

– CAIA Charter holder of Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts Association

– Financial Risk Manager of Global Association of Risk Professionals

– Certified Financial Planner of IFPHK

– Financial Advisers’ Int’l Qualification of The Chartered Insurance Institute (UK)

Who should Enroll
  • Financial Risk Manager
  • Corporate Treasurer
  • Risk Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Fund Manager
  • Legal & Compliance Professional
  • Securities Dealing & Settlement Professional
  • Financial Controller
  • Risk Technology I.T. Developers
  • Banking Internal / External Auditor
  • Risk Consultants
  • Financial Advisor
Pre-requisites

To get Chartered:

  1. A passing score on the FRM Examination
  2. Active membership in the Global Association of Risk Professionals
  3. A minimum of two years experience in the area of financial risk management or another related field including, but not limited to, trading, portfolio management, academic or industry research, economics, auditing, risk consulting, and/or risk technology
Programme Outline
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Foundations of Risk Management
  • Financial Markets and Products
  • Valuation & Risk Models
  • Market Risk Measurement & Management
  • Credit Risk Measurement & Management
  • Operational & Integrated Risk Management
  • Risk Management & Investment Management
  • Current Issues & Financial Markets / Mock Exam
Exam Details

FRM Exam Level 1:

Exam Topics:
Foundations of Risk Management 20%
Quantitative Analysis 20%
Financial Markets and Products 30%
Valuation & Risk Modeling 30%

Level 1 Exam format: 100 Multiple Choice Questions
Duration: 4 hours

FRM Exam Level 2:

Exam Topics:
Market Risk Measurement & Management 25%
Credit Risk Measurement & Management 25%
Operation & Integrated Risk Management 30%
Risk Management & Investment Management 25%
Current Issues in Financial Markets 10%

Level 2 Exam format: 80 Multiple Choice Questions
Duration: 4 hours

Trainer Profile
  • CFA Charter holder of CFA Institutes
  • CAIA Charter holder of Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts Association
  • Financial Risk Manager of Global Association of Risk Professionals
  • Certified Financial Planner of IFPHK
  • Financial Advisers’ Int’l Qualification of The Chartered Insurance Institute (UK)
  • Master of Science in Risk Management
  • More than 10 years working experience in financial industries focusing in Investment
  • Investment product specialist at Top Investment Bank
  • Over 3 years training experience in investment and product development related topics
  • Instructor for MBA and CFA  programmes for over 2 years