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Chartered Investment Banking Professional (CIBP™)

A global qualification for investment bankers worldwide.

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21st century investment banking stands where globalization intersects technology. As an investment banker, you need to be ready to pounce on the emerging new opportunities. Globalization has revolutionized the way money happens to companies. Technology has accelerated the pace at which wealth builds and drops.

Whether you are preparing to play in, or grow your career in follow-on or IPO equity capital markets; or mergers & acquisitions, or high-yield or investment grade bond markets; or you are a syndicated lending expert dealing in investment grade or leveraged loans. There is a need for updating your skills and knowledge to what the times demand.

Chartered Investment Banking Professional

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The CIBP™ Edge

The Chartered Investment Banking Professional (CIBP™) qualification helps finance professionals align and upgrade their understanding, competence and qualification to what the best investment bankers have today. It is an ideal international qualification to have for graduating finance/MBA students, who want to demonstrate their readiness for the most complex roles in the ruthlessly challenging global Investment Banks. Finance majors from business and finance schools around the world increasingly seek to complete CIBP™ program to multiply career possibilities for themselves in investment banking advisory; underwriting, M&A, sales, trading and financial analysis.

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Drive into Investment Banking

CIBP™ prepares you for a wide range of jobs in investment banking. And stays with you as you grow in your career. Your journey in investment banking typically starts off at the Analyst level, though if you are really fired up, you can even begin earlier, as an intern, during your formal education. Typical career stops are at the Vice President levels before you get to head an investment bank. What’s more important is to know that your career rise will hinge squarely on how deep a specialist you eventually become in the financial markets or instrument categories.

You can choose to specialize in Mergers & Acquisitions and deal in buying and selling companies for your clients. Or, you can develop expertise in Equity Markets and help your clients raise money from the IPO or follow-on markets. Investment banks also need debt market specialists who can work with a wide range of debt instruments like investment grades, government securities and high yield bonds, etc. The CIBP™ curricula covers all these modes in alignment to the comprehensive IBANX™ framework.

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IBCA leads a powerful initiative in decades to establish and propagate professional standards, norms, knowledge-frameworks, studyware and programs for aspiring and growing investment bankers. Through IBANX™, IBCA is heralding a paradigm shift of how the Investment Banking industry must assess, value and trust competence and excellence of its analysts, advisors and managers, and build a robust pool of future-ready investment bankers.

By 2023, the IBCA credentials and standards are expected to impact more than a quarter million investment bankers and young aspiring professionals connected directly or indirectly with the Investment Banking industry worldwide. The exhaustive 60-dimension IBANX™ spells out critical areas in which finance professionals must possess knowledge to start and grow the most successful careers in investment banking internationally cutting across diverse functional specializations and roles.

Partner with IBCA

Partner with IBCA

Institutions from around the world are associating with IBCA to smoothen and mainstream the process of their students acquiring the internationally recognized CIBP™ qualification on top of their university and college degrees, and enhance their hiring-attractiveness and employability.

Partnering IBCA is the most effective way to embed the prestigious CIBP™ in the academic curricula of business schools. IBCA representatives, associates and patrons around the world are reaching out to educational institutions to help them partner IBCA.

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"I've been taking a hard look at what we need more in our school's finance education to make it more attractive for investment banks. I am convinced IBCA credentials and standards on investment banking sync exceedingly well with what we have in our curricula and programs in Finance, as they deliver the much-needed investment banking specialization edge to students majoring in finance. In terms of knowledge and benchmarks, IBCA promises to add the global practice bit to our theoretical rigor; and in terms of qualification, IBCA credentials serve as ideal top-ups to our degrees directed at reflecting the investment banking focus."

Dr Liang Han
Faculty of Accounting and Financial Management, Henley Business School

Knowledge Framework

Marked to the stringent IBANX™ knowledge framework, the CIBP™ qualification reflects the professional’s proven knowledge of advanced tools and techniques deployed in financial analysis and decision-making in the most complex investment banking roles and scenarios.

The CIBP™ builds and tests proficiency across 60 profession-critical knowledge aspects of contemporary investment banking. CIBP™ constantly stays rigorous and relevant because of its alignment to the IBANX™ framework that straddles FOUR core investment banking tangents

  • the global ecosystem of investment banking
  • the firmographic understanding of investment banks
  • the market-side dynamics
  • the domains of investment banking
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