CISI and Casablanca Stock Exchange unite to offer Moroccan university students professional global finance qualifications

By Lora Benson | Feb 25, 2019


The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and the Casablanca Stock Exchange (CSE) have agreed a partnership which will offer CISI global qualifications initially to University students throughout Morocco.

The deal, which could eventually be broadened to include Moroccan based professionals already working in finance, means that the Casablanca Stock Exchange will offer CISI's suite of qualifications, starting with the Fundamentals of Financial Services qualification, to students at six public and private institutions of higher education registered with the CSE. These establishments are: ENCG Agadir, ENCG Tangier, INSEA Rabat, Al Akhawayn University of Ifrane, the International University of Casablanca and the International University of Rabat.

The CISI’s Fundamentals of Financial Services is an introduction to the basics of financial services, providing an overview and career pathway into the professional sector. Free CISI student membership will be offered to those studying for the exam with benefits including access to the CISI’s suite of over 120 Professional Refreshers on the CISI e-learning platform.

The qualification will be offered in English and French, with learning available both face-to-face and online via CISI accredited training providers.250219CasablancaCSE

Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI, CISI CEO (right) said: “We are delighted to partner with the Casablanca Stock Exchange and the city’s growing influence as a global capital market was noted in the latest Zyen Global Financial Centres Index.  We are honored to have been chosen to partner with the CSE on this important project supporting the development and professionalism of human capital.”

Karim Hajji, General Manager of the Casablanca Stock Exchange, (left) said: “We wish through these new certifications, to develop the knowledge and the technicality of the financial center of Casablanca. We are happy to partner with a recognized international organization, CISI, which will enable us to offer a service that best meets this objective. We are also pleased that higher education institutions continue to trust us by supporting this initiative.”

Those interested in finding out more about the programme or to book for the qualification should contact