New York Institute of Finance

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The New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) is a leading source for continuing education opportunities in finance. Its principal categories of offerings include:

  • Self-study eLearning courses
  • Recorded virtual courses

Founded in 1922 as an educational arm of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), serving working professionals in the securities industry, today the NYIF is a division of Pearson, a major educational publisher and information services company which owns the Financial Times and is part owner of The Economist. A major selling point for its courses is that most instructors are drawn from the ranks of financial executives and other leading practitioners in their fields.

Course Categories

Among the chief categories of courses offered by the New York Institute of Finance are:

  • Accounting and tax
  • Alternative investments
  • Exam prep (CFA, CMT, FRM)
  • Core financial concepts
  • Corporate finance (treasury, etc.)
  • Credit risk
  • Derivatives
  • Financial modeling (such as predictive models)
  • Fixed income
  • Foreign exchange
  • Investment and portfolio management
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Structured products
  • Technical analysis
  • Trading
  • Wealth management (trusts, estates, portfolio risk, asset allocation, etc.)

Some courses are available in Spanish. Also, the NYIF, like many of its leading competitors, will structure customized courses for companies and other groups.

Professional Certificate Programs

After completing four core courses and two electives in the span of three years, one can earn what the New York Institute of Finance calls a "professional certificate" in one of these areas:

  • Credit
  • Finance
  • Derivatives and risk management
  • Portfolio management
  • Wealth management

There also various professional certificates that can be earned strictly online. In addition to the areas covered above, these include:

  • Bank branch management
  • Banking risk and regulation
  • Capital markets
  • Communication and creativity
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate treasury
  • Non-profit management
  • Sustainable management
  • Human resources management
  • Management and leadership
  • Operations and compliance
  • Project management

Accreditation

Among the professional organizations that sanction NYIF courses for continuing professional education (CPE) credit are:

  • The CFA Institute
  • The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the National Registry of CPE Sponsors
  • The CFP Board
  • Market Technicians Association
  • The Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB)
  • The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS)
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)

Partners

The New York Institute of Finance has partnerships with these organizations to supplement their own educational resources:

  • Market Technicians Association (MTA)
  • Security Traders Association of New York (STANY)
  • Security Traders Association (STA) University
  • The Options Institute at CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange)

Locations

In addition to its headquarters in midtown Manhattan (54th Street and Avenue of the Americas), the New York Institute of Finance also offers courses in these locations:

  • Lower Manhattan (Securities Training Corporation - STC at Battery Place)
  • Stamford, Connecticut (University of Connecticut School of Business)
  • Chicago (Securities Training Corporation - STC)
  • San Francisco (Securities Training Corporation - STC)
  • St. Petersburg, Florida (Eckerd College Continuing Education Center)
  • Toronto (G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education)
  • London

The institute also maintains offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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