CISI Risk in Financial Services

Petros Florides, FCSI

CISI Risk in Financial Services

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In the face of the recent constant change in the Financial Services Sector, both from legal and regulatory amendments and from credit and financial shocks in the market, the need for professionals to know how to manage risk is more important than ever before. This knowledge will offer a competitive commercial advantage to companies and increase their potential for new business development.

Risk in Financial Services offers a comprehensive global introduction to the major risk areas in financial services. It addresses international issues, reflecting the needs of a worldwide market, and provides a sound grounding in the principles of the risk management framework, corporate governance and risk oversight. It covers specific techniques used in identifying, reducing and managing operational risk, credit risk, market risk, investment risk and liquidity risk.

Course Schedule

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Duration: 16 hours
Price: Request a quote. Group discounts may apply.

Why the CISI Risk in Financial Services Qualification?

  • Specialist qualification – covers a range of risks in financial services and can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as part of the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC)

  • Offers a progressive study pathway – Risk in Financial Services is one of the first steps in our compliance qualifications study pathway and offers access to the higher-level Diploma in Investment Compliance

  • Combine it with a CISI regulatory exam to complete the full Certificate in Risk in Financial Services. You are exempt from the regulation paper if you have already achieved a regulatory paper through another route, such as the IOC

  • Free CISI Student membership – become associated with a Chartered professional body and take advantage of an extensive range of benefits

  • Access to Associate membership and ACSI designatory letters

Training Objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will have a broad understanding of:

  • the general principles of risk in business

  • the key risks that arise within the financial services industry

  • the influence of corporate governance, regulation and codes of conduct

  • the approaches that are typically used to identify, reduce and manage specific aspects of risk

Training Outline

  • Principles of Risk Management

  • International Risk Regulation

  • National Regulation

  • Operational Risk

  • Credit Risk

  • Market Risk

  • Investment Risk

  • Liquidity Risk

  • Model Risk

  • Risk Oversight and Corporate Governance

  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Training Style

The programme is designed to enhance participants’ broad understanding via short lectures, practical examples, and practice questions. Most of the training delivery will be based on the CISI Risk in Financial Services certification syllabus and the related national regulations.

Participants will also benefit from extensive Q&A sessions throughout the course, which can be ideal for general learners and candidates pursuing the respective exam.

CPD Recognition

This programme may be approved for up to 10 CPD units in Financial Regulation. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.

Who is Petros Florides?

Petros Florides has over 25 years’ financial services experience. Petros is a non-executive Director of the CISI Board of Directors. He is currently employed as a Senior Regional Governance Advisor for World Vision International and is responsible for the region extending from Ireland to New Zealand. Petros has also published articles on governance in the public sector and wrote a Code for Public Sector Governance which, after five years of public consultation, was recently approved by the Cyprus Council of Ministers for implementation. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Windsor Brokers, Cyprowealth Advisory Services and Pearlscope Limited. Petros is Co-Founder and current President of CISI’s Cyprus National Advisory Council and is a Board member of the Institute of Directors (Cyprus Branch). He is also a trainer for professional and executive courses (including CISI qualifications) in the areas of governance, risk, ethics and compliance through CISI Accredited Training Providers, and speaks at public events on the same subjects.

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Duration - 14

CPDs - 10


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