The RiskLab at the University of Toronto is part of the international network of RiskLabs to conduct university-industry research initiatives in the mathematical sciences for risk management. We provide the financial industry with a unique opportunity for addressing the sector's critical need for cutting edge research as well as for highly qualified personnel. Through industry sponsored projects, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students can now develop interactions with practitioners from financial institutions in a way which may not be possible through more traditional academic programs.


What is the Financial Professional Training Program?

Why Choose Financial Professional Training Program?

We train financial professionals who are interested in investment management and real life financial risk management knowledge and skills that will help them obtain any one of the below designations:

- CFA® - FRM®


- CSC®

Undertaking University of Toronto RiskLab’s core philosophy, the Financial Professional Training Program (“FPTP”) utilizes seasoned professional’s industry experience to develop new, up-and-coming talents. Our classes are taught by accomplished professionals from the financial industry, who can teach students knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the real world.

Career Benefits

- This program aims to provide real world examples that will enable our trainees get a jump start in their careers in investment management and financial risk management.

- Help program trainees to pass the exams required for various professional designations. Holders of these destinations go on to have positions such asChief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager, Equity Analyst, Chief Risk Officer, Senior Risk Analyst, and Board Directors, etc.

- Lucrative career options in Investment, Asset Management, Trading, Structuring, Modeling, and Risk Management, etc.

- Strong value addition to your skills, credentials and resume.

- Complete coverage of investment management and risk management concepts.

- Good for career networking as well.

This program is suitable for Banking, Investment, Insurance, IT, Analytics and Audit professionals with an interest in investment management and risk management. It is also beneficial for Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Business, Finance graduates who are interested in investment management and financial risk management career.

What I will learn?

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

- Master the theory and foundation of investment management and financial risk management.

- Develop knowledge on advanced financial instruments, portfolio management and risk management tools.

- Learn risk management best practices.

- Obtain the understanding to subjects needed to pass professional designation exams (e.g. CFA®, FRM®, PRMTM, CSC®, and CERA).

Study Options

Number of classes


Number of classes


Number of classes


Every weekend 3 Hours

Every weekend 3 Hours

Every weekend 3 Hours

CFA Level 1

FRM Part I



Study Notes covering key LOS

Real industry examples and solutions

Structured to maximize efficiency and minimize reading time

Question Bank


50% discount for second attempt (if you took our course and didn’t pass on your first try)



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