CISI qualifications in Ireland get IFS Skillnet approval – further boost to financial services education

By Lora Benson | Jun 01, 2021


The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is delighted to announce its partnership with IFS Skillnet for six of its global professional qualifications

IFS Skillnet is a national network of partner associations and companies operating in the international financial services industry in Ireland. Its aim is to support the IFS sector in maintaining Ireland’s position as a top international financial services centre, through ongoing investment in the development of the skills and expertise of this workforce.

The CISI is the global leading professional membership body for those working in fund services, global wealth management, capital markets and financial planning.

The key CISI approved qualifications are::

International Introduction to Securities & Investment

Investment Operations Certificate (IOC)

Technology in Investment Management

Risk in Financial Services

Combating Financial Crime

Global Financial Compliance

In addition, candidates will gain access to some of the over 190 relevant CISI e-learning modules or “Professional Refreshers” for updating sector knowledge.

Kevin Moore, Chartered FCSI and CISI Global Business Development Director said: “We are delighted to be working with IFS Skillnet in Ireland who play such an important role in supporting the skills and development of financial services professionals. These qualifications are key in increasing professionalism in the areas of compliance, operations, investment management, risk and combating financial crime. Knowledge and skills are integral to maintaining high standards of ethics and integrity and ultimately in increasing trust and confidence for investors and consumers.”

Eugene Kiernan, FCSI and President of CISI Ireland National Advisory Council said: “In the CISI we view integrity as a key component of professionalism in financial services. This has never mattered more than today and is built on the bedrock of knowledge, skills, and behaviour. This timely approval of CISI qualifications by IFS Skillnet is a mark of the calibre of our offering.”

If you are an IFS Skillnet Member interested in taking CISI qualifications, please contact For further information on IFS Skillnet contact