Morocco, Pakistan and Thailand first time winners in CISI 2023 global financial services exam Awards

By Lora Benson | Mar 30, 2023

Students of finance from 19 countries across the world celebrated their exam achievements at CISI’s Awards event in Mansion House, London. 42 winners were based  overseas - the highest ever number.

The annual CISI Awards ceremony marks the success of achievers who obtained the highest score in their exams. There was a total of 106 winners including CISI’s Educational Trust students.

Countries with first time winners include Morocco, Pakistan and Thailand. The live event (29 March) was hosted, for the second year running, by BBC Presenter Huw Edwards and featured short speeches from CISI exam panel volunteers and a previous award winner. This was a hybrid event with achievers both in person and virtually proudly displaying their award plaques and certificates.

The gender split of winners for this year’s 2023 cohort is 62% male and 38% female, compared to the gender split for the 2022 cohort which was 66% male and 34% female.

Candidates were recognised for their achievements across categories and levels including Schools & Universities, Foundation, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Wealth Management, Operations, Islamic Finance, Risk & Compliance, Wealth Management and Financial Planning.

Firms with the highest number of winners were Evelyn Partners, One Search Limited and Securities & Commodities Authority UAE (four prizes each).

UK regions represented this year are London – 25, Northern Ireland – 5, Scotland – 4, Northern Home Counties – 3, Birmingham – 2, Jersey – 2, Southern – 2, Bristol & Bath – 1, East Midlands & Lincoln – 1, Essex – 1, Liverpool, Chester & North Wales – 1, Manchester – 1, South Coast – 1, South East – 1, Wales – 1, Yorkshire – 1.

Susan Clements, CISI Global Director of Learning said: “Our annual awards ceremony is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the remarkable achievements of our award winners, and this year is no exception. We are delighted to celebrate all of our candidates’ successes, many of whom will have been combining studying while working and/or with caring responsibilities. We would also like to thank the firms, schools, universities, families and all stakeholders who are involved in supporting candidates during their CISI learning programmes.”

Below are links to some of our global achievers’ thoughts on receiving their awards, the challenges they faced combining work/study and their revision tips:

Wealth management and financial planning winners

Compliance and risk winners

Corporate Finance and Operations winners