Certified Hedge Fund Compliance Expert (CHFCE) training and presentations

The International Association of Hedge Funds Professionals (IAHFP) develops and maintains one certification program and many tailor-made training programs for directors, executive managers, professionals, auditors, legal counsels, consultants, service providers and vendors working for hedge funds. Subject matter experts review and update this body of knowledge.

For instructor-led training, you may contact Lyn Spooner at lyn@hedge-funds-association.com explaining what you need, and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Certified Hedge Fund Compliance Expert (CHFCE) distance learning and online certification program

This course has been designed to provide with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and support regulatory compliance and enterprise wide risk management in the hedge funds industry.

The course provides with the skills needed to pass the Certified Hedge Fund Compliance Expert (CHFCE) exam.

The all-inclusive cost is $797. What is included in the price:

A. The official presentations we use in our instructor-led classes (10,721 slides)

A1. Compliance with laws and regulations and risk management. Designing and Implementing a Risk and Compliance Management Program - 133 slides

A2. Hedge Funds and Compliance before the Dodd-Frank Act - 561 slides

A3. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Key sections and the new standards - 782 slides

A4. Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission: The COSO Framework, the COSO ERM Framework - 372 slides

A5. Understanding the European Sarbanes Oxley. The 8th Company Law Directive, the Market Abuse Directive and the Transparency Directive - 370 slides

A6. Directive 2004/39/EC of 21 April 2004 on Markets in Financial Instruments (MiFID) - 557 slides

A7. The Basel ii Framework, Part 1 - 353 slides

A8. The Basel ii Framework, Part 2 - 444 slides

A9. Financial Stress Testing - 437 slides

A10. Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities: UCITS III to UVITS IV - 326 slides

A11. Regulatory Arbitrage, Case Studies - 415 slides

A12. Basel III – Part A - 453 slides

A13. Basel III – Part B - 263 slides

A14. Basel III – Part C - 786 slides

A15. Basel III – Part D - 810 slides

A16. Understanding the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Overview and Important Sections - 1138 slides

A17. The CRD IV Package: Understanding the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) and the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) - Part A - 876 slides

A18. The CRD IV Package: Understanding the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) and the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) - Part B - 647 slides

A19. Council Regulation (EU) No 1024/2013. The European Stability Mechanism (ESM). Treaty Establishing the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). The Banking Union - 241 slides

A20. The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) - 757 slides

B. Up to 3 Online Exams

You have to pass one exam. If you fail, you must study the official presentations and try again, but you do not need to spend money. Up to 3 exams are included in the price.

To learn more about the exam:
www.hedge-funds-association.com/CHFCE_Certification_Steps_1.pdf

C. Personalized Certificate printed in full color

Processing, printing, packing and posting to your office or home.


STEPS - Become a Certified Hedge Fund Compliance Expert (CHFCE)

Step 1. For secure payment we work with PayPal, the faster and safer way to make online payments. With PayPal we minimize the cost of administration and compliance with many national and international laws, regulations and privacy rules and we can keep the cost of the program so low.

Only PayPal receives your credit card number and your financial information. We only receive your full name, your email and your mail address. According to the PayPal rules, you have the option to ask for a full refund up to 60 days after the payment. If you do not want the program for any reason, all you have to do is send us an email and we will refund the payment, no questions asked. You can try our programs risk-free.

When you click "Buy Now" below, you will be redirected to the PayPal web site. Your payment will be received by our strategic partner and service provider, Cyber Risk GmbH (Rebackerstrasse 7, 8810 Horgen, Switzerland, Handelsregister des Kantons Zürich, Firmennummer: CHE-244.099.341). Cyber Risk GmbH will also send certificates to all members that live outside the United States. Members living in the States well receive their certificates from out office in Washington DC.

The all-inclusive cost is $797.

 

Step 2. We will send you the official presentations via email in less than 48 hours. Please study the presentations before the exam.

Step 3. When you feel ready to sit for the exam, you may send an email to Lyn Spooner at: lyn@hedge-funds-association.com

We will create your account, and we will send you a username and password for the online exam. You can sit for the exam any time from your office or home. Your account never expires.

To learn more:
www.hedge-funds-association.com/CHFCE_Certification_Steps_1.pdf

Step 4. If you pass, congratulations. You will learn it immediately after the exam.

Step 5. We will send to your mail address a personalized certificate printed in full colour. It can take up to 3 months to receive it.

Step 6. If you do not pass the exam: Study the presentations. Try to understand the details. You will have the opportunity to sit for the exam again.

Step 7. You will have (at no extra cost) a second opportunity to sit for the exam. You can use the same Username, Password and Account information we have sent you. Good Luck!

Step 8. If you do not pass again, you have to study more. You will have (at no extra cost) a third opportunity to sit for the exam. You can use again your Username, Password and Account information we have sent you.

Step 9. If you do not pass, you will have (at no extra cost) a last opportunity to sit for the exam, but first you have to learn more. After one year, you can try again (for the 4th time).

Follow the certification steps at: www.hedge-funds-association.com/CHFCE_Certification_Steps_1.pdf

For any questions you may contact Lyn Spooner at: lyn@hedge-funds-association.com


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How comprehensive are the slides? Are they just bullet points?

Answer: The slides are not just bullet points, you can read them, understand and learn. These are the official slides we use in our instructor led classes.

2. Do I need to buy books to pass the exam?

Answer: No. If you study the slides carefully, you can pass the exam. If you fail the first time, you must study more. Print the slides and use Post-it to attach notes like "COSO" "Operational Risk" etc. to know where to find the answer of the material you do not remember.

3. Is it an open book exam? Why?

Answer: Yes, it is an open book exam. Risk and compliance management is not something you have to memorize, it is something you have to understand.

4. Do I have to sit for the exam soon after receiving the presentations?

Answer: No. You can sit for the exam from your office or home any time in the future. We will create an online account that never expires.

5. Do I have to spend more money in the future to remain certified? Does the certification lose its value after some time?

Answer: No. Your certificate never expires. It will be valid without the need to spend money or to sit for another exam in the future.

6. Ok, the certificate never expires, but things change.

Answer: If a university degree never expires, why should our certificates expire? Yes, things change, and this is the reason you need to become a member of the Association. You will receive a monthly newsletter with updates, alerts and opportunities to stay current. There is no cost for that.

7. How many hours do I need to study in order to pass the exam?

Answer: It depends on your knowledge and experience. You must study the presentations carefully. You must go through the slides another time, and ensure you have learned the details. It takes about 35 - 43 hours.

8. I want to learn more about the online exam.

Answer: You will be given 90 minutes to complete a 35 question multiple-choice exam. You must score 70% or higher. We do not send sample questions. If you study the presentations carefully, you can score 100%.

Certification Steps:
www.hedge-funds-association.com/CHFCE_Certification_Steps_1.pdf

9. Why should I get certified?

Answer: After the failures of so many organizations during the current market crisis, and the risk that shareholders may sue senior management and the board of directors for gross negligence, firms and organizations hire only professionals that provide evidence that they are qualified and are "fit and proper", to use the Basel iii language.

Organizations need assurance that employees have the knowledge and skills to accept more responsibility. Supervisors and external auditors ask for independent evidence that the process owners are qualified, and that the controls can operate as designed because the persons responsible for these controls have the necessary knowledge.

The marketplace is clearly demanding qualified professionals in risk and compliance management. Certified professionals enjoy industry recognition, have more and better job opportunities, secure the best jobs, and make more money. They are more satisfied as they enjoy much more benefits for spending their time for somebody else.

It is important to be certified and to belong to professional associations. You prove that you are somebody who cares, learns, and belongs to a global community of professionals.

10. Why should I choose your certification program?

Answer: It is always wise to investigate first. Our distance learning and online certification program is a very honest proposal:

  1. You receive the training material (the official presentations of the instructor-led class).
  2. You can pass the exam. There are 3 exams that are included in the price, so you do not have to pay again if you fail.
  3. No re-certification is required. You do not need to spend money in the future to remain certified. Your certificate never expires.
  4. You become member to the Association and receive monthly updates, news and alerts.

Become a Certified Hedge Fund Compliance Expert (CHFCE)

For secure payment we work with PayPal, the faster and safer way to make online payments. With PayPal we minimize the cost of administration and compliance with many national and international laws, regulations and privacy rules and we can keep the cost of the program so low.

Only PayPal receives your credit card number and your financial information. We only receive your full name, your email and your mail address. According to the PayPal rules, you have the option to ask for a full refund up to 60 days after the payment. If you do not want the program for any reason, all you have to do is send us an email and we will refund the payment, no questions asked. You can try our programs risk-free.

When you click "Buy Now" below, you will be redirected to the PayPal web site. Your payment will be received by our strategic partner and service provider, Cyber Risk GmbH (Rebackerstrasse 7, 8810 Horgen, Switzerland, Handelsregister des Kantons Zürich, Firmennummer: CHE-244.099.341). Cyber Risk GmbH will also send certificates to all members that live outside the United States. Members living in the States well receive their certificates from out office in Washington DC.

The all inclusive cost is $797.

 

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