ACI’s Education Programme
“The wholesale financial markets are dynamic and fast changing. These conditions demand qualified, highly professional people with wide-ranging market skills and knowledge.”
ACI UK is committed to supporting industry-relevant training, education and continuing professional develoment of financial markets practitioners. We engage with training groups, professional development associations (e.g. CISI), regulators and supervisory bodies on learning opportunities that offer tangible value and benefits to members, often working in partnership with other educators to develop bespoke events and programmes. ACI FMA itself offers a suite of globally acknowledged, portable, professional qualifications that are acknowledged by the FCA as contributing to continuing professional development.
In today’s markets, it is particularly relevant for market participants to be able to qualify their professionalism and adherence to industry best practice through appropriate ACI Certificates and Diplomas, including the new Global Code Certificate.
Our aim? To support our members to enhance their career prospects (from new entrants to experienced practitioners), to improve job performance and to set standards of professionalism across the industries – and for the individual participants – we represent. ACI UK has been making this vision real for hundreds of financial markets professionals for two decades.
Complementing professional qualifications/examinations, ACI UK also providees a breadth of formal and informal education options including the enormously successful and globally acknowledged ACI Dealing Simulation Course, Dealing Certificate Programme and online Operations Certificate Programme.
ACI FMA eLearning and Certification
The ELAC Portal provides employers and individual market practitioners in the financial sector with a high-quality, accredited continuing professional development solution, helping the industry reclaim professional standards in ethical conduct in a sustainable manner.
ACI communicates regularly with a wide range of national Regulators on the education and training of market participants. ACI also works closely with regulatory bodies in a number of countries to ensure that market standards, ACI’s examinations and regulatory requirements are aligned on common ground.
Exam preparation opportunities are delivered by third parties including training companies and business schools. Study packs and reference books are also available to help you prepare for and pass your exams.
In the UK the following companies and trainers offer ACI FMA Examination courses:
ACI UK takes no responsibility for the performance of any of the training companies mentioned on its website, and, as a matter of policy, does not offer accreditation to companies (other than through the ACI FMA Accredited Trainer Programme) that act as a supplier to the ACI UK National Association and its members. Details of ACI FMA’s Trainer Accreditation Programme can be found here.
To learn more about ACI’s education, continuing professional development and e-learning services and products, please contact Ashley Daffin, ACI UK’s Education lead.
ACI FMA Board of Education
“Promoting the highest global standards of professionalism, competence and ethics in activities and products in financial markets through ongoing educational programmes and examinations.”
The ACI Board of Education (BOE) is responsible for, and advises ACI’s Executive Board on, all decisions concerning formal education within ACI that is of an international nature. It proposes an ongoing strategy, defines the format and content, and also implements a marketing and communication policy for ACI’s global education and examination programme.
Supporting BOE is the Market Experts Committee (MEC) which acts as the gateway between ACI market practitioners and the ACI education programme and contributes considerable market expertise and advice to the Board on the latest developments in global financial markets which should be reflected in examinations and qualifications.