• International Certificate in Wealth &
    Investment Management (ICWIM)


What is International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management (ICWIM) ?

The International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management is suitable for a wide audience - from new entrants to financial services to professionals already working in the sector who may be interested in diversifying into wealth management. It is an ideal alternative for staff working in wealth management roles who want to develop an understanding of how to deliver wealth management advice.

ICWIM is suitable for those who are engaged in private client asset management and fund accounting.

The International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management(ICWIM) covers the essentials of financial planning, private client asset management, fund management, advisory functions and investment analysis from a global perspective.

You will acquire knowledge about the range of assets and investment products available in the market and you will attain the knowledge to provide financial advice and find suitable solutions to meet the investment, retirement, and protection planning for your clients.

Key Characteristics

  • Available to all – the qualification has no entry requirements
  • ICWIM provides a comprehensive introduction to financial planning, industry regulation, investment analysis and lifetime financial provision
  • Globally focused – provides knowledge of the key wealth management principles without focusing specifically on one jurisdiction
  • You can build upon this qualification by progressing to higher level CISI wealth/retail qualifications
  • Free CISI Student membership – become associated with a Chartered professional body and take advantage of an extensive range of benefits
  • ACSI designatory letters

Syllabus Summary


The Financial Services Industry

The function of the financial services industry, macroeconomics analysis, microeconomic theory and financial markets

Industry Regulation

Financial services regulation, financial crime and corporate governance

Asset Classes

Cash, property, bonds, equities, derivatives and commodities

Collective Investment

Investment funds and other investment vehicles

Fiduciary Relationships

Fiduciary duties, advising clients and determining client needs

Investment Analysis

Calculating statistics, financial mathematics, fundamental and technical analysis, yields and ratios and valuations

Investment Management

Investment services, investment funds, other investment vehicles including structured investment funds, hedge funds, private equity, commodity funds and sukuk investments, risk and return, portfolio construction theories, investment strategies and performance management

Lifetime Financial Provision

Retirement planning, protection planning, estate planning and trusts, business tax, personal tax and overseas taxation


ICWIM is assessed via a two-hour 100 multiple-choice question exam. The pass mark is 70%. The exam is delivered by Computer Based Testing (CBT).

CISI Membership


If you are not currently a CISI member you will receive free CISI Student membership while you study and have access to a wide range of benefits. Upon successful completion of the ICWIM you will be eligible to become an Associate member and you will be entitled to use the designatory letters, ACSI. CISI membership enables you to develop your career, increase your competence and maintain the highest standards of integrity. You can ultimately strive to achieve personal chartered status, the pinnacle of CISI membership.