CISI Qualifications

CISI Introduction to Investment (CISIIIIH120)


The International Introduction to Investment offers a broad introduction to the financial services professional sector, with a specific focus on investments from a global perspective. The course focuses on international markets and covers key financial principles and products in depth including assets and markets, equities, bonds, derivatives and investment funds. It explores the broader economic environment in which the financial services profession operates and looks at how economic activity is determined and managed in different economic and political systems. The course offers an introduction to financial services regulation and ensures candidates are provided with an understanding of ethical behaviour and acting with integrity.

Training Duration

This course may take up to 8 hours to be completed. However, actual study time differs as each learner uses their own training pace.


This course is ideal for anyone pursuing the CISI Level 3 Award in International Introduction to Investment. It is also suitable for new entrants to the profession and staff who are beginning their career in financial services. The broad topics covered in the course makes it ideal for all staff in financial services, including administration, finance and accounting, IT, customer services, sales and marketing and HR.

Training Method

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units are based on video-led material. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

At the end of the training, participants take a Quiz to complete their learning and earn a Certificate of Completion. For those pursuing the CISI Global Financial Compliance exam, a mock exam of 50 questions is also included in the training material.

Accreditation and CPD Recognition

This programme has been developed by the London Governance and Compliance Academy (LGCA), a UK training institution.

The syllabus is verified by external subject matter experts and can be accredited by financial bodies forĀ 8 CPD Units that approve education in general financial training, such as the CISI.

Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.

Registration and Access

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  • Self-paced Learning Material
  • The Financial Services Industry
  • The Economic Environment
  • Financial Assets and Markets
  • Equities and Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Derivatives
  • Investment Funds
  • Regulation and Ethics
  • Other Financial Products
  • QUIZ
  • International Introduction to Investment Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Mock Exam (Optional)
  • CISI International Introduction to Investment Mock Exam
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever