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Financial Risk Manager


Islamic Finance Qualification


Claritas® Investment certificate “BRINGING CLARITY”

Special Programs

Certified Advanced Financial Modeler (CAFM ®).

A newly created program by Schweser Institute, the Certificate of Advanced Financial Modeler-Valuation Emphasis (CAFM®) program was introduced to provide the candidates with the advanced technicalities of a widely used software tool which will be used to deduce the right financial decisions a company should undertake. The certificate gives the power for candidates to use programming languages and create financial programs few in the financial industry know how to use (Visual Basic Applications, VBA®).

Certified Financial Statements Analyst (CFSA®)

Today’s decisions are increasingly relying on the outcome gained from the process of analyzing quantitative big data embedded in financial statements to implement financial decisions that has an immense impact on the firm taking that decision. Most of the prospective financial decisions, that a firm will decide to take, should before undertake a thorough analysis to its financial statements, including the off-balance sheet items and footnotes. A candidate will learn the danger signals to look for when assessing the viability of an enterprise.

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"''The CAFM course is extremely beneficial and I highly recommend it. The material is very interesting, provides the candidate with the necessary knowledge to create a financial model on excel and using VBA, and eventually enables the candidate to be comfortable in creating different kinds of models depending on the need for it''." - Dana Ghandour
" I've have really felt satisfied in taking this course, and I've gotten what I really wanted from understanding more about how to master my work in MS Excel, how to use Visual Basic Application to do my own formulas, macros, and models, how to create very dynamic models in evaluating a firm and doing some forecasts, how to do some sensitivity analysis in very easy ways, and a lot of other beneficial topics. In addition to the benefits of the course, the tutor was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the given topics. Getting this course has absolutely improved my knowledge and taught me new ways of being professional at my future work...A lot of thanks to all tutors, trainers, and administrators in the IFA." - Mohammad Assaad
"I wanted to reach out and express my great satisfaction with the CAFM course at IFA. The course provided a lot of real life application especially with valuation and financial decision making techniques. VBA was a blast and I’m using it all the time at my job. The most impressive part was actually Louay. He made the course very enjoyable. He gave us many real life examples and taught us how to apply what we are learning. He was very flexible and very enthusiastic. He made this course one of the best learning experiences I’ve ever had. I want to really thank you and IFA for this excellent course and a wonderful experience. " - Mohamad Alwan
"All in all the course was really beneficial on various levels. The good thing about is the practicality aspect of the material. It didn't only cover concepts in finance but rather how these several concepts can be applied in our day to day tasks. Louay was great as well, he was able to cater for the different backgrounds of all the students and focus the class in way to allow everybody to fully comprehend financial modeling in his respective line of work. " - Adel Naji
"I would like to express my appreciation for IFA’s well structured and valuable FRM course content. I’m fully admired by the high quality learning experience of the instructors as well as their knowledge deliverability. Thank you for your perfection which helped me pass the FRM Level I with excellent grades. I'm looking forward to complete Level II and continue being a part of IFA." - Anthony Khoury
""First, let me thank IFA for their hospitality and efforts which contributed to a positive educational atmosphere. Second, the CAFM workshop proved to be quite informative and an eye-opener in the field of financial modelling and use of excel tools and functions. The course has enabled me to gain a lot of insights on the potential of using excel in financial studies and exercises. Mr. Louay was more than patient and professional in all his dealings with us. He provided sufficient guidance and mind triggering questions in class to motivate our critical thinking and learning process. Thank you again for all your efforts"" - Tarek Mukalled (feedback)
"I would like to share my feedback regarding my experience with IFA. I had great experience with IFA throughout the process of CFA exams preparation, the institute has offered full support along the journey without any kind of hesitance. For them, every student is an asset and they are willing to offer all kind of support needed to help you reach your objective. This applies to instructors and IFA team. The instructors were available to answer any enquiry or when facing challenges and their follow up was impressive. I highly recommend IFA for those who are looking to pursue CFA designation as well as other designations. Thank you" - Mohamad Ziad mabsout
"I passed CFA Level III June 2017 Exam and I just wanted to thank you for the help and support over the past 2 years. Really, the experience at the IFA was very pleasant. The instructors were top notch and the overall preparations for the exam, over the various levels, were planned out really well. They both played an important role in helping us prepare and cope with the pressure of taking the exam. I am grateful for all of your guys' efforts. I hope that we would cross paths once more in the future." - Adel Naji
"“I cannot speak highly enough about IFA and its role in helping me pass the 3 levels of CFA examinations. In short, I wouldn’t be a CFA chart holder today without going through IFA’s established system of teaching; a system that has proven its success throughout the years. Thank you IFA and I wish nothing but continued success for the IFA family.”" - Omar Halabi
"I believe that any person working in finance or business in general can learn a lot from the Advanced Financial Modeling course, the instructional approach and exploration given by the professor in class and after was of great help. I highly recommend everyone to take the course. " - Reem Aboul Hosn