Welcome to the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s International Introduction to Securities
& Investment study material.This workbook has been written to prepare you for the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s International Introduction to Securities & Investment examination.
Published by: Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
© Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment 2015
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Author: Kevin Rothwell, Chartered MCSI
Reviewers: Jonathan Beckett, Chartered MCSI
Julie Harnum, MBA (FS)
This is an educational manual only and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment accepts no responsibility for persons undertaking trading or investments in whatever form.
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A learning map, which contains the full syllabus, appears at the end of this manual. The syllabus can also be viewed on cisi.org and is also available by contacting the Customer Support Centre on +44 20 7645 0777. Please note that the examination is based upon the syllabus. Candidates are reminded to check the Candidate Update area details (cisi.org/candidateupdate) on a regular basis for updates as a result of industry change(s) that could affect their examination.
The questions contained in this manual are designed as an aid to revision of different areas of the syllabus and to help you consolidate your learning chapter by chapter. They should not be seen as a ‘mock’ examination or necessarily indicative of the level of the questions in the corresponding examination.
Learning manual version: 1.1 (July 2015)