Blog Article

Stay in the know with all things Bionic Turtle

The Vast Selection of FRM® Jobs


Deciding that you want to become a certified FRM, and starting your search for FRM jobs, is the first step to beginning your FRM career!

The FRM is the best known, global, and most widely accepted risk management designation in the world. The demand for certified financial risk managers remains strong, with more and more FRM jobs becoming available. The designation is viewed as the globally recognized gold standard for risk professionals. Becoming a certified FRM serves as a validation of your knowledge of the tools and techniques that are demanded by the risk management profession.

Certified FRMs must meet certain criteria to qualify for the FRM job that they are pursuing. To succeed in your career as a financial risk manager (FRM), you must have the ability to take calculated risks on a regular basis, work under a great deal of pressure and undertake great monetary transactions.

Financial risk managers must use financial applications with ease and have a very good understanding of the state of affairs of the market and the condition of industries in the region where they work.

Having displayed the commitment and perseverance to complete the program, certified FRM holders are able to separate themselves from other risk professionals who lack the designation, which makes them stand out when applying and interviewing for FRM jobs. In addition to the curriculum and experience requirements, certified FRMs are expected to follow strict principles, which promote ethical conduct and behavior.

The FRM designation is valued by employers all over the world. Certified financial risk managers are employed in almost every major banking institution, government regulator, consulting firm and financial services institution around the world. Their certification makes them stand out above others pursuing FRM jobs, as they have proven that they have the skills and knowledge required to be successful.

Top Ten Companies Employing the Most Certified FRMs®

  1. ICBC
  2. Bank of China
  3. HSBC
  4. Agricultural Bank of China
  5. Citigroup
  6. KPMG
  7. Deutsche Bank
  8. Credit Suisse
  9. UBS
  10. PwC

Top Ten Global Banks Employing Certified FRMs®

  1. ICBC
  2. China Construction Bank
  3. Agricultural Bank of China
  4. Bank of China
  5. JP Morgan Chase
  6. Wells Fargo
  7. HSBC
  8. Citigroup
  9. Bank of America
  10. Banco Santander

Comparable Degree Levels

Country / Region Degree Level
United States American master's degree standard
Canada Ontario Qualifications Framework Level 12
United Kingdom Regulated Qualifications Framework Level 7
European Union European Qualifications Framework Level 7
Hong Kong Hong Kong Qualifications Framework Level 6
Taiwan Taiwanese master's degree standard
Singapore Singaporean master's degree standard
Australia Australian Qualifications Framework Level 9
India Indian master's degree standard / National Qualifications Framework Level 9
South Africa National Qualifications Framework Level 9


Once you have completed your FRM certification, you are ready to begin your FRM career. You can begin your search for FRM jobs on the GARP® website in their Career Center. There are many FRM jobs available worldwide, and as a certified FRM, you have proven that you have the knowledge, skills, and patience to become an asset to the companies who are looking for qualified FRMs.

Recent Posts

Man at computer

Why Should I Obtain My FRM Certification?                     

Many financial risk candidates have a difficult time deciding which designation would be best for them. There are many reasons that candidates should take the GARP FRM exam and pursue their certification to become a financial risk manager.

Passing the FRM exam makes you stand out from others who do not have their FRM certification!...

Read More
Laptop, coffee, pad and pen, and phone

FRM Exam Overview, Registration Guide and Deadlines

To become a Certified FRM, candidates must pass the very difficult Financial Risk Management (FRM) exam. Candidates also have to complete two years of work experience. We put together this helpful FRM Exam Overview to help you understand the process...                                                  

Read More
Typing at laptop

FRM Exam Preparation Tips and Recommendations            

Many of Bionic Turtle’s members have provided feedback with suggestions on the best practices for FRM exam preparation. Whether you use Bionic Turtle’s materials solely for your FRM exam preparation, or as a supplement to the GARP core books, depends on your individual education and... 

Read More

What Your Colleagues Are Saying

I took the exam in Sydney and had a similar feeling about the exam being more qualitative (but no less rigorous). However, I felt I was better prepared thanks to the BT's relentless focus on throwing real life examples and methods.

Jagan G.

I subscribed to BT for my Part 1 FRM exam and just wanted to say thanks for the depth and breadth of the study materials and practice questions. I found out that I scored in the top quartile of every topic and I absolutely could not have done this without using BT - I spent many, many hours going over the practice questions and answers! I wanted to express my appreciation and gratitude to your team for your hard work in creating these materials. Thanks!

Shu C.

The BT scripts, practice questions, global topic drills and mock exams were a great help in understanding the concepts (which I could already apply on the job!) and where structured in such a manner that the breadth and depth where optimal for exam preparation - clearly the exam would have been a catastrophe without BT!

Ivan J.

Passed first time. Happy all the hard work paid off. BT was the right choice. Thanks David and Nicole for your work and commitment.

John D.

Passed! 1,4,1,2,1,4! Thank you David and Nicole for your efforts! Thank you BT! Couldn't have done it otherwise. I'm a mechanical engineer who had a career in petroleum services, then I decided to switch career to financial risk management. Passed part 1 from the first time with top quartiles and passed part 2 from the first time as well. All with BT! BT is always the recommendation I give to people aiming at the FRM designation! Thank you again!

Feras S.

Passed Part I and Part II first time - absolutely could not have done it without BT. Like a few others I didn't even both buying the GARP books for Part II and went solely with BT materials. Just read, answered questions, watched videos, read, more questions, and... more questions! All the practice question taking looked to pay off. Thanks again Bionic Turtle for a great curriculum. Keep up the fantastic work!

John D.

Looking for the best FRM® Exam Prep?