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Why is Financial Risk Management Right for Me?

Earning your Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification with accreditation from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) will prepare you for success. You’ll be able to work within financial markets, understanding industry requirements like the global association of risk, operational risk, and credit risk, all while having strong investment management skills.

Benefits of Having a Certified FRM Designation

  • Recognition: The FRM is the gold standard for financial risk; it is the best known and most respected designation.
  • Global standard: Certified FRM’s are employed by most major global banks, government regulators, consulting firms, insurance organizations, and financial service institutions around the world.
  • Lifelong network: GARP’s platform (anchored in FRM) expands professional opportunities with a network of some of the most prominent finance and risk professionals.
  • Resume component: Completing many hours of study and mastering a challenging exam signals a visible commitment to the risk management profession and improves your professional development.
  • Quantitative and technical aptitude: Certified FRM’s demonstrate fluency in core quantitative domains including statistics, valuation, time series, and risk modeling, among others.
  • Holistic grasp:  The emergent approach to risk as a holistic, interdisciplinary approach that FRM’s take is a forward-looking goal of many professional organizations.
  • Dynamic appeal: A professional with an FRM designation is proficient in the evolution and interplay of market, credit and operational risk.
  • Ethical standard: As all professionals with FRM certifications are expected to adhere to clear ethical principles, the designation signals an enhanced commitment to professional integrity.
  • Balances yield- and return-oriented credentials: In the wake of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), many financial services firms have elevated non-compliance risk management as an essential competency that needs to be formalized and prioritized.
  • Career opportunities: Individuals who change careers from non-risk roles often take the FRM exam and become certified to broaden their opportunities, including in positions outside of financial services.
  • Practical: Academics find practical value in the FRM exam, which is practitioner-driven and aims to demonstrate an ability to master complex and real-world challenges.

You can view all of the study packages Bionic Turtle offers on our Shop Courses page. More information about the Financial Risk Manager exam is also available from GARP.

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