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Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) - Part I

This is a 12-week, 3-hours per week programme designed to prepare candidates to sit for the Part I examinations leading to the Financial Risk Management (FRM®) qualification - which is considered the leading professional designation in risk management worldwide - issued by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP®).

The FRM® certification is preceded by formal examinations and the comprehensive content of its curriculum is increasingly being recognized as setting the standard in global risk management practices. Full FRM® certification demands success at both Part I and Part II levels.

It is your responsibility to register with GARP® for exam entry. Registration can be done directly at the GARP website.

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  • You might be eligible for preferential rates. Please contact us to check if your company is a member of the LFS Global Client Programme.

Who The Course is For

Candidates who have enrolled (or who intend to enrol) for the Part I examination of FRM® qualification. The course also benefits risk practitioners who do not wish to progress to the professional qualification.

  • Risk managers, risk analysts
  • Quants/Financial Engineers
  • Structurers
  • Traders
  • Senior risk or compliance professionals

Learning Objectives

There are four key learning areas in the FRM® Part I exam, designed to develop the candidate's knowledge across different building blocks of financial risk management:

  • Foundations of risk management (carries 20% of the Part I exam weight)
  • Quantitative analysis (carries 20% of the Part I exam weight)
  • Financial markets and products (carries 30% of the Part I exam weight)
  • Valuation and risk models (carries 30% of the Part I exam weight)

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Prior Knowledge

The programme is highly technical and quantitative in nature. Participants should have a strong mathematical or statistical background (at least to undergraduate level in a quantitative subject, physics, engineering etc.) and at least a basic knowledge of finance and financial instruments, preferably higher. Postgraduate students of finance and financial risk management will still find elements of the course new and challenging.

  • Sound grasp of mathematics and statistics
  • Comfortable with Excel, including use of functions and Solver
  • Familiarity with financial institutions
  • Familiarity with financial instruments, including derivatives

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