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ACI Singapore Financial Markets Training Fund

Objective of the Fund

The ACI Singapore Financial Markets Training Fund is established by the ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association, in collaboration with the Singapore Management University.

The Training Fund aims to encourage aspiring individuals to pursue a career in financial markets, and build a pipeline of new talent to support the growth and development of the financial markets industry. 

Sponsored Programs

For successful applicants, the Training Fund will partially sponsor course fees for the ACI-SMU Financial Markets Certificate programme facilitated by the SMU Academy - Financial Services (SMUA-FS), that is designed and to bridge competency gaps for new entrants. 

ACI-SMU Financial Markets Certificate  (IBF Level 1)
Module 1: Building Blocks
30 Jun - 25 Aug '18
Course fees: $4,119.50 (includes GST)

Module 2: Trading & Treasury Sales
Sep 2018
Course fees: $3,370.50 (includes GST)

How it works

  • Candidates are required to pay for 70% of the course fees upfront
  • Training Fund will pay the balance 30%
  • Upon successful completion of the training and assessment programme, SMUA-FS will claim the 70% funding support from the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) *

*IBF-STS provides 70% funding for direct training costs subject to a cap of S$7,000 per candidate per programme subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

Who is eligible?

  • Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Bachelor’s degree with good GPA
  • Full-time work experience of less than 5 years
  • Priority shall be given to working professionals from non-banking sectors

About ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association

ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association (formerly known as the Forex Association of Singapore) is the standard bearer for financial markets' professionals in Singapore. The Association was formed in 1973 and is affiliated to ACI - The Financial Markets Association, the global umbrella organisation of financial markets associations. With more than 13,000 international members worldwide in more than 60 countries, ACI is the largest international association in the wholesale financial markets. The enhancement of Professional and Ethical standards is the cornerstone of ACI, and this is achieved through the ACI Model Code of Conduct, and the professional development courses that it conducts for its members and the wider financial markets industry.

About SMU Academy  Financial Services (SMUA-FS)

Financial Training Institute (FTI) was established by the Singapore Management University (SMU) in 2007 to champion competency-based training for professionals in the financial services industry. From 1 Apr 2017, FTI is integrated with SMU Academy, forming one of its domain pillars in financial services. Designed in collaboration with academia, practitioners and industry partners, SMUA-FS programmes aim to bridge the gap between knowledge and real world applications.

Last updated on 27 Mar 2018 .