FRM [Financial Risk Manager]


The Financial Risk Manager (FRM ®) certification is the globally recognized benchmark and professional designation for financial risk managers. If you are in financial risk management, or considering a career in it, then earning the FRM designation is the natural next step.


The FRM program is rigorous and is designed to measure a candidate's grasp of the latest technical and industry knowledge; successful completion of the program signifies a candidate's ability to keep pace with a rapidly changing financial landscape.


The global FRM community is growing dramatically as the financial services industry demands more highly skilled and qualified financial risk professionals.

  • » There are currently over 24,000 FRM holders across the globe
  • » FRM holders are found in over 90 countries
  • » 36 different industry sectors employ FRM holders
  • » 48 of the world's top 50 banks (by total assets) are represented by FRM holders
  • » 575 organizations had 5 or more FRM candidates registered for the 2009 FRM Exam
  • » Registrants come from every major financial institution, consulting firm, and regulatory body


Certification Requirements

In order to be certified as a Financial Risk Manager (FRM ®) and be able to use the FRM acronym after your name, the following is required:

  • » A passing score on both Part I and Part II of the FRM Examination
  • » A minimum of two years professional full-time work experience in the area of financial risk management or another related field including, but not limited to, trading, portfolio management, faculty academic, industry research, economics, auditing, risk consulting, and/or risk technology.


FRM Level I

FRM Level I exam is based on candidates understanding of the risk management concepts and their application
The FRM ® Exam Part I will cover the following topics:

  • » Financial Markets and Products
  • » Foundations of Risk Management
  • » Quantitative Analysis
  • » Valuation and Risk Models

FRM Level II

FRM Level II exam is based on candidates understanding of the risk management concepts and their application.
The FRM ® Exam Part II will cover the following topics:

  • » Market Risk Measurement and Management
  • » Credit Risk Measurement and Management
  • » Operational and Integrated Risk Management
  • » Risk Management and Investment Management
  • » Current Issues in Financial Markets


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