The CISI is the largest and most widely respected professional body for the securities and investment profession in the UK and in a growing number of financial centres globally.
We promote the highest standards of professionalism amongst our members and the wider financial services profession and we believe professionalism is a blend of three elements – Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour.
The CISI believes professionalism is the blend of three elements:
Knowledge - gaining the initial competence to do your job through professional qualifications, developed by practitioners for practitioners
Skills - continuing Professional Development (CPD) and ongoing learning which enables you to maintain competence through a professional body membership
Behaviour - upholding the highest standards of integrity by signing up to a professional body's code of conduct.
We believe a professional is someone who has a combination of knowledge and skills, and acts with integrity. Our purpose, as a professional body, is to provide and encourage the attributes necessary to be a professional.