7city Learning, a global financial services training company, today announced that the firm has expanded its FINRA offering by adding new exam training courses as well as new services for compliance and HR professionals, which will serve to meet growing client demand. Located at the heart of Wall Street, 7city now offers 17 exam preparations "off the shelf," but preparation for all 40 of FINRA's exams are also available on a bespoke basis.
These securities examinations form part of FINRA's licensing regulation to legally protect investors and ensure standardized, quality knowledge within the industry. 7city Learning will offer the expanded suite of courses from September 1 via a variety of formats, with the expert support and tutelage that the training company is renowned for.
Bob Wieczorek, US Head of Faculty at 7city Learning, said: "From Series 3 right through to Series 87, we have effectively become the 'one-stop shop' for all FINRA credentials exam preparation. The FINRA credentials are fundamental to the financial services firms we serve, and we are pleased to offer these courses in 7city's state-of-the art learning environment. We have taken the delivery of these courses to the next level and our innovative methodologies are a key factor in the success of course participants."
Among the tools available for students:
- Live streaming and classroom recordings
- Mobile learning with practice questions available on cell phones
- Email-a-day delivering targeted content to help students with problem areas
- Online tests and progress monitoring to help students gauge where they need more work
- Flexible study options, with evening courses, virtual classes or weekend bootcamps available
7city's FINRA instruction team is led by Claude Chaukrane, an expert on FINRA regulations and the regulator-required licenses for securities professionals. Choukrane has been training and teaching in the financial services industry for 8 years, with account management and analyst experience at Citco Fund Services, McKinsey & Company and Schottenfeld Associates. In 2001, Claude became Assistant Director of the FINRA Institute (formerly the NASD Institute), where he designed, developed, and delivered an array of financial services training courses. Prior to joining 7city, Claude ran the Financial Lines training program at AIG, where he designed, developed and delivered training for underwriters of the risks borne by financial institutions.
7city's new FINRA offering is also designed to help compliance and HR officials administer their firm's training programs. Well-known as a trusted training partner, 7city is offering its Managed Training Service (MTS) to in-house teams for FINRA credentials training. This service provides a real-time customized management dashboard which streamlines the entire learning and compliance process. In addition, 7city provides co-branded online booking for training and co-branded HTML e-mails that can be sent to the student and their line manager.
"In today's environment, HR and compliance professionals have more responsibility than ever to ensure that every step is taken to reduce exposure to risk by ensuring that staff are appropriately credentialed," said Wieczorek. "7city is committed to helping professionals manage these mission-critical functions by increasing efficiency and streamlining the administration of these programs."