Investment Representative Programme Series 7 Bahrain Institute for Banking & Finance

The Investment Representative designation, certified and made mandatory by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and BIBF, mirrors the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Series 7 certification required of professionals trading investment products in the United States. The CBB requires that all professionals involved in the trading of investment products in Bahrain be certified as an Investment Representative.

Covered over two parts, The Investment Representative programme provides comprehensive treatment of a broad range of products including equity securities, corporate debt securities, government bonds, municipal bonds, options and mutual funds. The programme also provides comprehensive treatment of investment banking, securities laws and regulations, trading procedures, margin and customer accounts with specific emphasis on Bahrain and the structure of GCC markets.

Learning Outcomes

  • Establishes knowledge base for investment representatives to offer prospective customers investment advice
  • Explains the structure, functions and participants of various securities markets
  • Provides comprehensive treatment of various financial markets and products (Government bonds, Corporate bonds, Stocks, Options, etc.)
  • Describes the structure of securities laws
  • Describes the nature of investment banking and investment banking arrangements
  • Provides investment representatives with the knowledge base to assess return and risk on investments and make appropriate recommendations to manage risk
  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of speculative and risk management strategies using options
  • Describes financial valuation and ratio analysis
  • Provides treatment of fundamental and technical analysis

Target Audience

  • Stock Brokers and Dealers
  • Investment products Marketing and Sales Professionals
  • Treasury and Back office professionals
  • Compliance and Control professionals
  • Supervisory and Investment staff
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Accounting professionals

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/ Banking/ Finance/ Business/ Economics/ Law/ Marketing from any recognized university
  • Preferably have knowledge equivalent to the Foundations of Investment Analysis course
  • Proficiency in English Language

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