CFA Investment Certificate

CFA Institute Investment Foundations™

Is CFA Institute Investment Foundations Right for You?

Investment Foundations is a comprehensive global education certificate program that provides a clear understanding of investment industry essentials. Whether you’re just starting a career in financial services or want to learn essential industry concepts, Investment Foundations offers an accessible solution for breaking through the complexities of the global investment industry and raising your professional profile.

The Big Picture

The certificate program is designed for all professional disciplines outside of investment roles, including IT, operations, accounting, administration, compliance, legal and marketing. There is no education or experience requirement and the exam can be taken at your convenience at available test centres around the world.

The CFA Institute Investment Foundations™ certificate program covers the essentials of finance, ethics, and investment roles, providing a clear understanding of the global investment industry.

By completing the program and earning your certificate, you will:

  • Gain a fundamental framework and knowledge of investment industry
  • Stand out from the crowd in a competitive global job market
  • Improve your job performance by gaining an understanding of common global industry standards
  • Gain a better understanding of how your role impacts the rest of the business
  • Feel more confident working with your colleagues and clients

The Investment Foundations certificate program provides a fundamental understanding of the investment industry through the following seven topic areas.

Seminar Content:
  • Investment industry overview
  • Ethics and regulation
  • Tools and inputs
  • Investment instruments
  • Industry structure
  • Industry controls
  • Serving clients’ needs

EIMF Study Option:

We offer a comprehensive 20-hour teaching programme with an experienced CFA charter holder. The aim of the programme is to cover all the relevant content so participants will get the required knowledge. At the end of the porgramme an EIMF attendance certificate will be gives that can also be accepted for CPD requirements. Participants who choose to take the exam must register via the CFA website and pay the exam fee of US $250. You will have 6 months to take the exam after you register. Visit the CFA website to register for the exam.

The Investment Foundations exam is offered at many Pearson VUE test centers around the world. See exam centres in your area here.

About the CFA Institute  

CFA Institute is the global association of investment management professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 130,000 members in 140 countries and territories. For more information, visit

DATES: 23, 28, 30 November, 12-13-14 December

DURATION: 20 Hours

LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia

TIME: 17:30 – 21:15

FEES: HRDA eligible €340, non-HRDA eligible €680 (both + €129.50 VAT)

Registration Form

Course Brochure

In-House Training

If you would like to discuss bringing this or another topic to your organization on an in-house basis please call us at 22274470 or email us at [email protected].

Instructor: Mr Constantinos Papanastasiou

Mr. Constantinos Papanastasiou has 15 years of experience in investment banking and currently services as the Head of Investment Banking at The Cyprus Investment & Securities Corporation Limited (CISCO), Bank of Cyprus Group. He previously held the position of Head of Corporate Finance of CISCO following positions within the Investment Banking Division. Mr. Papanastasiou is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cyprus Airways Public Limited and a Lecturer for the CFA Program to CFA Candidates at the European University and the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM). He also formerly served as President of the CFA Society of Cyprus.

Mr. Papanastasiou is a Charter Financial Analyst Charterholder from the CFA Institute, and also holds a Corporate Finance Qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors UK, and certificates from CySEC for the provision of advice for investments in financial instruments, underwriting, and portfolio management. He holds a B.Sc. (Econ) in Economics and Statistics from University College London and a M.Phil Finance from the University of Cambridge, Pembroke College