CISI International Introduction to Securities and Investment 2

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This Course caters towards the needs of CySEC’s Circular C181 on the Obligations of CIFs when providing information to clients on the services and instruments offered.


The International Introduction to Securities and Investment certificate offers a broad introduction to the financial services industry, with a specific focus on investments from both a local and a global perspective and covers key financial principles and products in depth including assets and markets, equities, bonds, derivatives and investment funds. It also fully incorporates the C181 for Information Providers.  It offers 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.

Who should Participate

  • Employees of Financial Firms in Supporting Roles like HR, Compliance, Administration: Employees of Financial firms should be very familiar with their firm’s operations, and by participating in this course delegates will learn all about the sector


  • Sales, Customer Support, Retention Officers, and other Front Facing Staff in Investment Firms and Forex Companies: By Law (see circular C181) these employees need to obtain this knowledge, and this course covers these requirements.


  • Legal Professionals – Accountants – Auditors- Insurance: Do you have clients in the sector like Investment Firms, Forex, Funds, Banks? Do you want to learn all about the markets they operate in, the language, the services, the products?


  • IT Professionals: FinTech is now the name of the game, and a lot of such companies require IT professionals to design new products. Knowledge of the sector is paramount for such positions.

Key Features

An entry-level course– provides an overview of investment and industry terminology from a global perspective


Ideal for induction purposes – can be integrated into induction programmes to ensure a benchmark level of understanding amongst all employees


People wishing to sit the CISI examination of this course, will get a free CISI Student membership – become associated with a Chartered professional body and take advantage of an extensive range of benefits


Demonstrates to clients a high level of competence amongst staff

What is on the syllabus

  • Economic environment
  • Financial assets and markets
  • Equities
  • Bonds
  • Derivatives
  • Investment funds
  • Financial services regulation
  • Other financial products
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DATES: 31 May, 1 June

DURATION: 14 Hours

LOCATION: CMS Training Centre, Limassol

TIME: 09:00 - 17:15

FEES: €292 + VAT

Start DateTitleLocationCPD UnitsStatus
2 AprilCISI Risk in Financial ServicesLimassolCOMPLETED
16 MayCISI Global Financial Compliance CertificateNicosia10UPCOMING
14 JuneCISI Risk in Financial ServicesNicosiaUPCOMING

If you need help completing the online registration form, please give us a call at 2227 4470 or email us at [email protected] 

Standalone Certificate
Participants can choose to attend the course and will receive a certificate of attendance indicating successful participation indicating topics covered

About the Exam

For participants who choose to take the exam and get the CISI qualification they will need to also register for the exam with CISI.

The qualification 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.

Trainer: Petros Florides

Chartered FCSI, President of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) in Cyprus.


Petros has worked as a finance professional within the securities and investments industry for over 20 years in the areas of private banking, fund management, stockbroking, private equity and principal trading. For the past 10 years Petros has been on the board of a number of micro-finance institutions in Eastern Europe and is currently employed as a Regional Governance Advisor for World Vision International – one of the world’s largest organisations in the field of humanitarian aid and assistance.


Petros is an honours graduate in Accountancy, a Chartered Management Accountant, a diploma-holding member of the Institute of Directors and a Certificate of the Institute of Risk Management. He sits on the Ethics & Risk and Human Resource & Training Committees of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association.