"> FINANCIAL RISK MANAGER (FRM®) – PART 1 | Africa Risk Institute


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About Course

For more than 20 years, the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) has set the global standard for risk management. Developed by the world’s leading risk practitioners, the designation signifies a mastery of the skills and knowledge needed to help organizations succeed in today’s rapidly changing financial landscape. Its curriculum is updated annually by a group of distinguished risk professionals and leading academics of diverse backgrounds, ensuring that the designation meets the evolving demands of the global financial industry. Currently, more than 58,000 certified FRMs are employed internationally at nearly every major bank, asset management firm, hedge fund, consulting firm and regulator in the world. Registrations for the FRM Exams have grown by an average of 15% per year since 2010 and surpassed 80,000 in 2019, due to the rapidly increasing demand for professionals trained in measuring and managing financial risk. By achieving your FRM certification, you will be joining a worldwide network of professionals in more than 190 countries and territories that can expand your professional opportunities throughout your career. Moreover, employers know that FRMs have the knowledge needed to anticipate and respond to critical issues, providing them with an edge in their career and professional development.


The FRM certification program is specifically designed to equip modern-day financial risk managers with the requisite skills to be the risk champions of their organisations. It is the global gold standard for risk professionals

The FRM Examination by GARP is divided into two: =

  1. The FRM Part I which covers the tools used to assess financial risk – Foundations of Risk Management, Quantitative Analysis, Financial Markets and Products, Valuation and Risk Models

  2. The FRM Exam Part II focuses on the application of the tools acquired in the FRM Exam Part I through a deeper exploration of – Market Risk Measurement and Management, Credit Risk Measurement and Management, Operational Risk and Resiliency, Liquidity and Treasury Risk Measurement and Management, Risk Management and Investment Management, Current Issues in Financial Markets




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What Will I Learn?

  • DEMONSTRATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE - Earning your certification shows that you have mastered the knowledge bases necessary to effectively assess and manage risk.
  • HIGHLIGHT YOUR EXPERIENCE - The designation testifies that you have worked in the field for at least two years, signaling to employers that you have the experience necessary to succeed.
  • JOIN AN ELITE GROUP - You’ll be part of a network of like-minded professionals, allowing you to expand your career opportunities.
  • UNDERSCORE YOUR RELIABILITY - All FRMs are expected to adhere to the GARP Code of Conduct, letting employers know that FRMs will help safeguard their firms’ reputations.

Topics for this course


Foundations of risk management concepts

Quantitative analysis

Financial markets and products

Valuation and risk models

About the instructors

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Samwel brings on board over 5 years consulting and project management experience across geographies and a deep understanding of stakeholder management in his Risk Management engagements. Notably, he has successfully coordinated global digital transformation projects, undertaken strategic marketing projects, and delivered on financial risk management assignments for a variety of clients operating in financial, healthcare and energy industries. His track record is a testament to his problem-solving abilities with a view to develop win-win solutions with both his team and project stakeholders. He qualified as a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) in 2011 while still in college and later joined KPMG as a Risk Management consultant. He worked at KPMG until 2015 when he voluntarily left to pursue his MBA in China. Upon conclusion of his MBA, he worked overseas on challenging assignments involving strategy and change management. He returned to Kenya in 2019 and re-joined KMPG but has since left to concentrate on his personal engagements. Samwel trains on FRM qualification as this has been his passion since the time he qualified.
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Target Audience

  • FINANCE PROFESSIONALS - The FRM helps professionals in risk management, investment management, or other critical areas of the financial services industry to broaden their knowledge of financial risk and enhance their skill set.
  • CAREER CHANGERS - Whether you work in financial risk or are interested in transitioning to a risk-related role, becoming an FRM can help accelerate your career.
  • STUDENTS - Students with an interest in finance may elect to sit for the FRM Exam during or immediately after completing their studies