Course Brief

Topics covered:

  • Characteristics
  • Corporate Bonds




On completion, the candidate should:

  • understand the characteristics and terminology of bonds:
    • coupon
    • redemption
    • nominal value
  • know the definition and features of government bonds:
    • US
    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
    • Japan
  • know the potential advantages and disadvantages of investing in government bonds


Corporate Bonds

On completion, the candidate should:

  • know the definitions and features of the following types of bond:
    • domestic
    • foreign
    • eurobond
    • asset-backed securities
    • zero coupon
    • convertible
  • be able to calculate the flat yield of a bond
  • know the potential advantages and disadvantages of investing in corporate bonds
  • understand the role of credit rating agencies and the difference between investment and non-investment grades


  • Introduction to Securities & Investment (International)

    CISI’s International Introduction to Securities and Investment (IISI) provides a comprehensive introduction to the financial services industry with a specific focus on investments from a global perspective. As well as being a standalone qualification, this programme is the introductory unit of CISI’s Investment Operations Certificate (IOC).

    Who should attend?

    This qualification is intended for new entrants who are beginning their career in the financial services industry. It is also suited to new or experienced investors with an interest in acquiring a more detailed understanding of investment products and financial markets. The programme covers key financial principles and products including assets and markets, equities, bonds, derivatives, investment funds, retirement planning, loans, mortgages, life assurance and protection insurance.

    What's more, through the partnership between CISI and ACCA, ACCA members and affiliates can join CISI without having to pay an initial membership joining fee (worth up to £50).

    The next intake for the IISI - Introduction to Securities and Investment (International) course offering is September 14, 2021. Registration is open until September 11, 2021.

    • The cost of the IISI course is ($3,000.00)

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    Proof of payment must be submitted via the Online Payment Notification Form - click here


    The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is the leading professional body for those who work in, or aspire to work in, the investment sector, and they are passionately committed to enhancing knowledge, skills and integrity – the three pillars of professionalism at the heart of their Chartered body. Formed in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners, CISI has a global community of more than 40,000 members in 121 countries.

    Click here to see the content and structure of the CISI IISI programme.