What is International Introduction to Securities & Investment?
This qualification provides a comprehensive introduction to the financial services industry with a specific focus on investments from a global perspective. It is the first step in the CISI’s qualification pathway, and it is taken by many practitioners as it is the foundation exam for higher level CISI qualifications.
The qualification covers key financial principles and products including assets and markets, equities, bonds, derivatives, investment funds, retirement planning, loans, mortgages and life assurance.
It explores the broader economic environment in which the financial services industry operates and looks at how economic activity is determined and managed in different economic and political systems. This qualification offers a first introduction to financial services regulation focusing on financial crime, insider trading and market abuse, and provides candidates with an understanding of ethical behaviour and acting with integrity.
Who should study the qualification?
It is intended for new entrants and staff who are beginning their career in the financial services industry. The broad topics covered make the qualification suitable for all staff, not just those responsible for making investment decisions, including administration, finance and accounting, IT, customer service, sales and marketing and HR and training.
This multiple choice question (MCQ) exam is computer based, consists of 50 questions and lasts 1 hour. CISI recommends a minimum of 80 hours study. Your exam may contain up to 10% additional trial questions.
The pass mark is 70%. The exam grades are as follows:
Pass with merit (46 – 50 marks)
Pass (35 – 45 marks)
Fail (0 – 34 marks)
CISI CBT exams are available on demand via a global network of test centres, find your nearest test centre. They are also available to sit via remote invigilation.
Re-sits: candidates may make a maximum of 6 attempts at the exam in any one year. Please see CISI’s Multiple Sittings Policy.
What do you get with Tadawul Academy?
- Video lectures
- Chapter summary slides
- Practice exam questions
- “Ask the Trainer” section to communicate with the trainer
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