designation creates opportunities for a diverse set of candidates
to accelerate their careers, no matter what their
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