Career Opportunities
The FRM designation creates opportunities for a diverse set of candidates to accelerate their careers, no matter what their backgrounds.


Opportunities Across Backgrounds

Professionals who manage risk, money, or investments and want to broaden their knowledge of the different types of financial risk enter the FRM Program in order to enhance their current skill set. Those who are earlier in their careers benefit from the breadth of the curriculum, which exposes candidates to the major strategic aspects of risk management, while more established practitioners often choose to become FRM certified in order to ensure that they are apprised of the latest trends in risk management, or they want to challenge themselves by testing their knowledge against an elite pool of risk managers.
Career changers, such as those previously working in non-risk roles, become candidates for the FRM designation in order to broaden their opportunities by gaining specialized, practical knowledge in an area of financial services that is continuing to grow rapidly across the globe.
Students with an interest in finance may elect to sit for the FRM Exam during or immediately after completing their studies as a complement to their coursework. Students realize that achieving the FRM designation demonstrates to future employers that they are able to master complex real-world challenges, since the FRM Exam is practitioner-driven. It also proves their commitment to pursuing a career in managing risk, money or investments.

GARP Career Center

To view a selection of some current job opportunities, visit the GARP Career Center. Employers on the GARP Career Center include investment banks, commercial banks, asset management firms, hedge funds, insurance companies, consulting firms, and government agencies. Certified FRM job seekers are clearly identified in the resume database.
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2015 FRM Candidate Guide
The FRM Candidate Guide provides prospective and current FRM Exam candidates with a comprehensive overview of everything they need to know before, during, and after sitting for the FRM Exam.


FRM Videos
The following videos offer valuable information and advice about different aspects of the FRM Program.