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The FRM® certificate has been adopted by companies as a benchmark to ensure their risk management employees are well versed with the latest financial risk concepts. The FRM® certificate program aims to train risk professionals who are qualified to provide competent advice based on globally accepted industry standards and committed to personal professional development.

KORNERSTONE is the No.1 FRM® training provider in Hong Kong in terms of its number of candidates trained during 2007 – 2017 (Listed on the official GARP website).

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About the Certification

  • FRM® is awarded by Global Association of Risk Professionals, GARP
  • GARP is a not-for-profit independent association of close to 150,000 risk management practitioners and researchers representing banks, investment management firms, government agencies, academic institutions, and corporations from more than 195 countries worldwide
  • Currently, there are 45,000 FRMs worldwide represented in banks, government agencies, regulatory bodies, investment boutiques and exchanges. 90% of FRM® candidates would recommend it to others
  • In Nov 2017, the passing rate for FRM® Part I is 42% and 52% for FRM® Part II examination
  • GARP official website:

Training Outlines

FRM® Part I

  • Foundations of Risk Management
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Financial Markets and Products
  • Valuation and Risk Models

FRM® Part II

  • Market Risk Measurement and Management
  • Credit Risk Measurement and Management
  • Operational and Integrated Risk Management
  • Risk Management and Investment Management
  • Current Issues in Financial Markets

Training Highlights

  • 84 hours of instructor-led training
    (FRM® Part I: 42 hours, FRM® Part II: 42 hours)
  • 3 hours of pre-course workshop
  • 3 hours of guest lecture
  • 3 hours of FRM® examination strategy workshop
  • 8 hours of FRM® mock examination and examination drill
  • Blended-learning mode with FRM® examination-focused
  • Study package approved by GARP, including Aim Statement, Practice Examination paper, supplementary articles and so forth
  • KORNERSTONE is the No.1 FRM® training provider in Hong Kong in terms of its number of candidates trained during 2007 – 2017 (Listed on the Official GARP website)
  • Real case studies will be adopted in class to enable practical application of financial risk management knowledge
  • Guest lecture by seasoned industrial expert to address the FRM® examination topic Current Issue
  • CEF reimbursable (only Part I program)
  • Free re-sitting for those who fail the FRM® exam with 80% of attendance or above (on a first-come first-served basis)

Certified Requirements

    • A passing score on the FRM® examination (Both Part I and Part II in 4 years)
    • A minimum of two years of work experience* in the area of financial risk management or any other related field including, but not limited to, trading, portfolio management, academic or industry research, economics, auditing, risk consulting and/or risk technology

* For those who do not have sufficient work experience may submit your 2 years of work experience within 5 years upon passing the FRM® examination

Examination Highlights

FRM® Part I

  • 4-hour examination (morning session)
  • 100 multiple-choice questions

FRM® Part II

  • 4-hour examination (afternoon session)
  • 80 multiple-choice questions


Mr. Jack Tsang

  • Financial Risk Manager, FRM®
  • Chartered Wealth Manager® (CWM®)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®)
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
  • Master of Laws in Corporate and Financial Law
  • Risk management experiences with Big 4 accounting firm, regulatory bodies, commercial banks and fund house

Dr. Francis Lau

  • Financial Risk Manager (FRM®)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)
  • PhD in Finance (dynamic relationship between Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng Index Futures, Tracker Fund and the index constituents)
  • Seasoned Risk Manager
  • Over 10-year experience in quantitative analytics, portfolio management, MIS, regulatory reporting and business process reengineering for retail, wholesale and investment banking

What Our Clients Say

“The trainers are experienced and knowledgeable. They used real life examples for illustration, this not only equips myself for the FRM® Exam, but also enriches my horizon and thoughts on the current and future risk management framework. It is really a wonderful experience in attending the FRM® training course. Thank you so much!”

Chanel Mok,
HSBC Insurance (Asia) Ltd.

“Jack helped us understand almost all aspects of FRM®, his teaching style made me understand and remember the concepts accurately and effectively. I particularly appreciate his after-class support – he answered our questions promptly and even joined our Facebook discussion that he creates for his FRM® students. I have learnt a lot and received an unforgettable experience in KORNERSTONE. Big thank to Jack for bringing us a real experience of financial risk management, real cool!

Vesta Yim,
Raymond Y.L.Lai & Co.

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