Name: The Investment Representative Programme (Based on Series 7)
Duration: Part 1: 5 days (30 hours) - Sunday to Thursday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Part 2: 5 days (30 hours) - Sunday to Thursday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Assessment: Two examinations of 3 hours duration for each part, consisting of 125 multiple choice questions.
Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree in Banking & Finance, Accounting, or a Business related field from a recognised university, and preferably have knowledge equivalent to the Foundations of Investment Analysis course conducted at BIBF
• BIBF training & mentoring sessions
• BIBF handouts
• Practice quizzes
• Part 1 and Part 2 exam fees
• Programme text book
The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) is a public corporate entity established by the Central Bank of Bahrain and Financial Institutions Law 2006. It was created on 6th September 2006. The CBB is responsible for maintaining monetary and financial stability in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is also the single integrated regulator of Bahrain›s financial industry.
The Investment Representative Programme (Based on Series 7) designation, certified and made mandatory by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and offered by BIBF, mirrors the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Series 7 certification required by 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 Investment Representatives.
Series 7 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 a comprehensive treatment of investment banking, securities laws and regulations, trading procedures, margin and customer accounts with a specific emphasis on Bahrain and the structure of GCC markets.
Candidates seeking the designation of an Investment Representative must pass a two part examination to achieve the certification.
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