The Certified Investment Risk Analyst (CIRA) certification is ideal for those who wish to undertake the systematic application of management policies, procedures and processes related to activities of analysis, evaluation and control of risks, undertake research to provide information and investment ideas to fund managers. Nowadays, corporations and financial institutes do activities in various and complex environments. In these conditions, they pay attention to risk management in order to reduce adverse fluctuations in addition to achievement of their objectives. Financial services business nature is to accept risk, and it does not have profitability and growth without accepting risk. According to financial services business nature, risk management has a particular significance for managers’ particularly financial managers. If financial institutes accept risks, they should undertake to manage risks. Financial services provider companies, for instance, bank exposure of great risks that they include: market risk (for example: exchange rate risk, interest rate risk, stock price), liquidity risk, credit risk, operational risk (for example: IT risk, manpower and rules).
AFMA Certification can be obtained either by Direct Application (for those with experience and/or qualifications in the area); or by undertaking an AFMA approved Training Program.
Direct Application: Those applying direct for the CIRA certification will need to demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience in (1) Increasing profitability of banks; (2) Raising bank market share in money market; and (3) Promoting competitive ability in providing electronic banking services; (4) Boosting productivity of manpower; (5) Developing chain branches in the areas of economic efficiency; (6) Protecting and improving customers banking information security.
Training: For those wishing to undertake training to obtain certification, this course trains individuals to (1) Risk definition according to financial aspects , threat, opportunity, risk trigger, risk tolerance, risk adverse, risk advisor, risk natural, WSDOT risk policy; (2) Risk planning process, risk management planning, risk management planning steps: (a) review organization risk policy, (b) risk identification ,outcome, risk register, (c) quantitative risk analysis, impact/ profitability matrix , using a 2*2 impact/profitability matrix, (d) quantitative risk analysis ,cost risk estimating& management (CREM) office, quantitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis tools, product, (e) risk response strategy , risk response definitions , (f) risk monitoring & control.
The Certified Investment Risk Analyst (CIRA)TM Board Certification is awarded to individuals who have met our Requirements: