The Sebi-run National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) and Moody's Analytics on Friday launched an advanced certification course in derivatives market strategies (CDMS), and expect to train 2,000 professionals in this sector by the end of the calendar year.
The course is an internationally recognised certification that validates the knowledge and skillsets required for a variety of roles that employ financial derivatives. An individual passing out of this course will be recognised for his/her specialised knowledge and qualification in the advanced concepts of both exchange-traded and over- the-counter derivative investments.
Announcing the course at the NISM's new campus at Patalganga near Mumbai, Sebi Chairman UK Sinha said, "This professional certification represents an important step in supporting growth of the securities markets. A more robust level of proficiency helps build confidence in the system. We encourage broad participation from all market participants."
NISM Director Sandip Ghosh said, "The institute's basic derivatives certification course has been very popular with around 80,000 people completing the course so far.
"We are confident that we shall see significant demand among this group to avail the CDMS. Our estimate tells us that by end-2017, we shall have around 2,000 professionals enrolled to this certification."
Going forward, he hopes the certification course gains popularity since the clientele in derivatives have expressed serious desire for such a certification to enable them to move forward in their career.