ACI FMA launches new syllabus for updated Dealing Certificate

The ACI Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA) has launched the ACI Dealing Certificate New Version.

The ACI Dealing Certificate exam is recognised by regulators across the globe, including the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, which recognises the ACI Dealing Certificate compliance with the qualification requirements of four activities of its Retail Distribution Review.

The ACI Dealing Certificate New Version - a precursor to the ACI Diploma, which was updated in December 2019 – is similarly organised across its five core areas: Financial Markets Environment, Foreign Exchange, Rates, FICC Derivatives and Financial Markets Applications.

It is aimed at new entrants and junior dealers, middle office and operations personnel, auditors and compliance officers in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

This is the first ACI exam launched with two different pricing levels, to ensure that ACI Members all over the world obtain greater value from ACI FMA by being entitled to a discounted price.

Rui Correia, Director and Chair of Board of Education at ACIFMA, says: “The ACI FMA has continued to lead the way in influencing trading education, conduct and behaviour internationally. Ensuring our exams and educational tools are updated in line with changing market dynamics and regulatory initiatives are crucial to this.

“The ACI Dealing Certificate New Version will play a key role in ensuring market professionals acquire good knowledge of the structure and operation of the major financial markets. Over the coming months, we will continue to focus on updating our examination suite and respective syllabus.”

The ACI Dealing Certificate New Version will co-exist with the current ACI Dealing Certificate for a minimum period of six months before the latter is discontinued.