The two organisations have agreed to work more closely together in the area of continuing professional development, involving e-learning, joint webinars and events.
A key part of the deal is that IFS Malta becomes the exclusive training partner for the Cisi in Malta, with an increased number of qualifications the following areas:
- Managing cyber security
- International certificate in advanced wealth management
- Managing operational risk in financial institutions
- Certificate in private client investment advice and management
- Advanced certificate in global securities operations
- Diploma in investment operations
Kevin Moore, Cisi director of global business development, said: “We are extremely pleased to renew our partnership with IFS Malta, who we know are truly committed to the delivery of top quality training, as well as the development of high professional standards in the Maltese financial sector.”
IFS Malta president, Kenneth B Micallef, said: “This renewed agreement with Cisi is another important development for IFS Malta in its commitment to provide high quality qualifications to professionals within the Maltese financial services sector. The provision of these globally recognised qualifications will definitely contribute to improving financial services education in Malta.”
The move comes as Malta featured for the first time in Cisi’s top global exam performers this year, with George Corner receiving an award for joint top marks in Cisi’s Fundamentals of Financial Services qualification.
Corner, who chose the self-study route for his exam, is an assistant fund manager for Hawkview Asset Management.
He said: “Studying Fundamentals in Financial Services gave me a great platform for the start of my financial services career by detailing a general outline of the key concepts and asset classes within the industry. It provided an ideal base on which to subsequently develop my skills and knowledge in more specialised industry areas.”