NSE India FSF - Foundation course for CFA Level 1

IMS Proschool and NSE India introduces Financial Services Foundation program (FSF) for the candidates who want to build a career in the field of Financial Services industry in areas such as Financial Analysis, Investment Banking, Equity Research, Portfolio Management etc.  This program is a step towards Global Investment Qualification – CFA.  Outline of the FSF Program is based on Claritas Investment Certificate by CFA Institute.

The FSF Program covers the essentials of finance, ethics, and investment roles, providing a clear understanding of the global investment industry.
Benefits of the Program:
1. Step towards global qualification in Investments  - CFA (US).
2. Beginners course for the student how want to make career in the field of Financial Analysis, Investment Banking, Equity Research, Portfolio Management.
3. Help you to write Claritas Investment Qualification by CFA.  This program  covers majority of the curriculum of CFA Claritas.
4. Equips you for a role in the Investment Industry or Financial KPOs.
5. Training program by CFA institute official prep provider.
6. Exam Certification by NSE India – India’s leading Certification body in India. 

Eligibility Criteria
12th Pass

Program Duration:
100 hrs program spread over 8 months

Exam Pattern
2 hours exam (Multiple choice Questions)

Student successfully clearing FSF Exam will get Certification from NSE India (NCFM) – India’s leading certification body in the field of Finance.
Undergraduates: who want to understand basics of finance & evaluate Investment & Finance as a career.

Fresh graduates: who are ready to start working in finance or those planning for further studies in Finance/CFA.

Professionals from non-finance background: who want to gain basic knowledge in Finance to help them in their fields or to evaluate if they would want to transition to a career in finance.

BE/BCA/ BSC graduates: who are planning to make a career in financial domain in IT companies.

About CFA Program

The CFA Program is a globally-recognized graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation for real-world investment analysis and portfolio management.  CFA Institute (USA) offers CFA Program across the world.

1) Roles: The CFA program helps you to make career in the field of Investment Banking, Portfolio Management, Equity Research, Project Finance, Financial Analysis etc.

2) Recruiters: CFA members are recruited by all the top Investment Banks & Financial Institutions which include JP Morgan Chase, PwC, HSBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS, Ernst & Young, RBC, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo.

3) Duration of the course is 1.5 to 2 years

4) Candidates require completing 3 – levels of exams to earn the CFA Charter.

Pathway to CFA Qualification:

Overview of Investment Industry

Ethical Standards in Investment Industry

Understanding of Excel Function

Investment Tools
1. Demand Supply Analysis: Introduction
2. Demand & Supply Analysis: The Firm
3. Side of Market Structure
4. Aggr. output prices & economic Growth
5. Note on Monetary & Fiscal Policy 
6. International Trade & Capital Flow
7. Currency Exchange Rates

Financial Statement Analysis
1. FSA An Introduction
2. Understanding Income Statement
3. Understanding Balance Sheet
4. Understanding Cash Flow Statement
5. Financial Analysis Technique
Quantitative Concepts
6. Time Value Of Money
7. Discounted Cash Flow NPV/IRR
8. Statistical Concepts &Market return

Risk Management
1. Define risk and identify types of risk; 
2. Define risk management;  
3. Describe a risk management process; 
4. Describe risk management functions; 
5. Describe benefits and costs of risk management; 
6. Define operational , compliance, investment risk and explain how it is managed; 
7. Define value at risk and describe its advantages and weaknesses. 
Investment Instruments

Fixed Income Securities
1. Fixed Income Securities Defining Elements
2. Fixed Income Securities Types Bonds / ABS /MBS
3. Introduction to fixed Income Variable

Equity Investments
1. Market Organization Structures
2. Overview of Equity Securities

1. Derivative Markets & Instruments

Alternative Investments
1. Introduction to Alternate Investments

Portfolio Management
Performance Evaluator
1. Portfolio Risk & Return Part 1

Investment Management
2. Basics of Portfolio Planning & Construction

Structure of Investment Industry
1. Needs served by the investment industry; 
2. Financial planning services; 
3. investment management services; Investment information services & trading services; 
4. Compare the roles of brokers and dealers;
5. Distinguish between buy-side and sell-side firms , front-, middle-, and back-office functions in the investment industry; 
Identify positions and responsibilities within firms in the investment industry
1. Eight months program.
2. Online Practice Test
3. Revision Guide
4. Concise online study material
5. Regular test  series to check progress
6. Two Full length test paper to gear you up for the final exam.
7. Revision classes

Fees: Rs.25,000
1. Live & Interactive training program on CISCO Platform
2. Eight months program with more focus on problem solving 
3. Concise  online study material
4. Two Full length test paper.
5. Get trained by CFA & IIMs Faculty 

Fee: Rs.20,000
1. Concise study material of all the modules
2. Online study material
3. 11th Hour guide
4. Practice Questions
5. Two Full length test paper.
6. Recorded classroom for reference
7. Discussion Forum

Fee : Rs.10,000