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CISI Introduction to Investment | Level 3

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London Governance & Compliance Academy


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CISI International Introduction to Investment
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This qualification provides a comprehensive introduction to the financial services industry with a specific focus on investments from a global perspective. A stand-alone global qualification as well as a unit within the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) programme, this exam has been specifically designed to meet the needs of new entrants to the global investment industry. Focusing on international markets, it provides an overview of all areas of investment.


CISI International Introduction to Investment

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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, life assurance and protection insurance.


  • Introduction
  • Economic environment
  • Financial assets and markets
  • Equities
  • Bonds
  • Derivatives
  • Investment funds
  • Financial services regulation
  • Other financial products

Our Training

We offer a self paced online learning programme towards the International Introduction to Securities and Investment.

Exam Practice

Chapter question and mock exam book as well as an extensive question bank online with diagnostic tools to analyse your performance and improve your performance

About the exam

International Introduction to Securities and Investment is examined via computer based testing and exams take place throughout the year.

The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions and lasts 1 hour.

The exam fee is not included in the course price. For exam fees visit CISI official website.

Who is this course for?

It is suitable for new entrants to the professional sector and staff who are beginning their career in financial services. 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 services, sales and marketing and HR and training.

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Wesley asked:

Can i buy this course on Monday 12 April? or is there a specific date for enrolment?


Yes, you can buy it at any time of your convenience, 24/7. It's a fully eLearning self-paced course.

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Wesley asked:

After completion of this course, could I put this qualification by CISI on my CV to say I studied with London Governance& Compliance Academy?


Yes, you absolutely can. You will also be able to share your Certificate on LinkedIn.

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Wesley asked:

How is this course given, is it a series of videos to watch and or the any assessments? after accessing the course, i will have access for 1 year?


Dear Wesley, Yes, this is a fully self-paced course that combines video and textual materials. The course includes a CISI Mock Exam. Yes, you will have access to the course for 365 days from the moment of its assignment.

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Wesley asked:

I have no previous experience of CISI, is ok to start this at CISI level3? and once i buy this course how long do i have to wait to recieve course?


Dear Wesley! CISI Introduction to Investments | Level 3 course has no prerequisites to be admitted to, so it's perfectly OK to start your CISI journey from it. You will receive your login credentials within hours from the moment the course has been purchased. Looking forward to seeing you among our valued customers!

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Wesley asked:

I am interested in your CISI Introduction to Investment, do I pay an additional price on top of the £275, for the Exam?


Dear Wesley, yes, the CISI Exam carries an additional cost. Detailed information on CISI exams is available at CISI's official website that is now also providing an opportunity to book an online exam.

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