International Certificate in Wealth and Investment Management (ICWIM)

Growing prosperity is increasing the demand for private banking services, whilst the turmoil in the financial markets demonstrates the need for robust and focused solutions to help clients withstand market volatility and preserve their wealth. You will learn about the range...

Growing prosperity is increasing the demand for private banking services, whilst the turmoil in the financial markets demonstrates the need for robust and focused solutions to help clients withstand market volatility and preserve their wealth.

You will learn about the range of assets and investment products available in the market and you will gain the knowledge to provide Growing prosperity is increasing the demand for private banking services, whilst the turmoil in the financial markets demonstrates the need for robust and focused solutions to help clients withstand market volatility and preserve their wealth, financial advice and find appropriate solutions to meet the investment, retirement and protection planning needs for your clients.

ICWIM is suitable for individuals engaged in private client asset management and fund accounting.

Key features

Prepare for a career in wealth management– ICWIM provides a comprehensive introduction to financial planning, industry regulation, investment  analysis and lifetime financial provision.

First step in the CISI’s wealth/retail pathway – you can build upon this qualification by progressing to higher level CISI wealth/retail qualifications

Available to all – the qualification has no entry requirements

Globally focused – provides knowledge of the key wealth management principles without focusing specifically on one jurisdiction

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

ACSI designatory letters

Who should study the qualification?

The qualification’s broad focus on wealth and investment management makes it suitable for a wide audience – from new entrants to financial services to professionals already working in the industry who may be interested in diversifying into wealth management. It is an ideal alternative for staff working in wealth management roles who need to demonstrate competence through the achievement of a benchmark qualification and who want to develop an understanding of how to deliver wealth management advice.
The ICWIM meets the needs of those firms who want to ensure that staff are able to provide high-quality advice and the qualification can be included into staff induction programmes.

Ofqual approval

ICWIM is an Ofqual regulated qualification and is titled CISI Level 3 Certificate In Wealth & Investment Management on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Success in this qualification carries with it 13 credits. Visit cisi.org/Ofqual. On the European Qualifications Framework, this equates to a level 4 qualification. For further information visit cisi.org/eqf

Syllabus summary

The Financial Services Industry    The function of the financial services industry, macroeconomics analysis

Industry Regulation      Financial services regulation, financial crime and corporate governance

Asset Classes  Asset Classes Cash, property, bonds, equities, derivatives and commodities

Collective Investment  Collective Investment Investment funds and other investment vehicles

Fiduciary Relationships  Fiduciary duties, advising clients and determining client needs

Investment Analysis Calculating statistics, financial mathematics, fundamental and technical analysis, yields and ratios and valuations

Investment Management  Investment services, investment funds, other investment vehicles including structured investment funds, hedge funds, private equity, commodity funds and sukuk investments, risk and return, portfolio construction theories, investment strategies and performance management

Lifetime Financial Provision Retirement planning, protection planning, estate planning and trusts,
business tax, personal tax and overseas taxation

View the full syllabus at cisi.org/icwim