Chisholm Roth Expands with Key New Appointments

London, UK 20 November 2003 - Chisholm Roth, specialist developer of customised training programmes for investment banking professionals, today announced the promotion of Mike Kirkman to Commercial Director, and the appointment of Marc Geary as Business Development Manager for the newly launched International Securities Market Association (ISMA) International Fixed Income and Derivatives (IFID) Certificate.

Chisholm Roth has been delivering technical training programmes to professionals in the capital markets and derivatives markets since 1989. Recent developments have seen the company taking on a project with the ISMA Centre at the University of Reading to launch the e-learning version of the IFID professional qualification. The IFID qualification is predicted to become the global standard for fixed income professionals worldwide and Chisholm Roth is therefore undergoing some expansion and restructuring to cope with the demand.

In his new position as Commercial Director, Mike Kirkman shares responsibility with a broader strategic and senior management role as well as leading the sales and marketing strategy for the Chisholm Roth suite of training solutions worldwide. Kirkman has been with Chisholm Roth for four years and has played an integral role in the establishment and development of a number of highly successful training solutions combining on-line and classroom training components.

Marc Geary has been appointed as Business Development Manager for the ISMA IFID Certificate Programme and he will focus initially on U.K and European ISMA member firms and then on building a significant presence in new global and emerging markets. Geary is well qualified for this position, with many years financial market experience in equities, derivatives structured products and credit. He held a dealers licence at Westpac Bank for 2 years and has a comprehensive knowledge of the industry and related technology gained at leading banks and securities firms.

Paul Roth, Managing Director at Chisholm Roth comments: "Mike's previous success at Chisholm Roth with the Magellan On-line Learning(r) programme and expertise in financial services training will certainly facilitate our product strategy ensuring that Chisholm Roth continues to deliver state-of-the-art training solutions in the future.
The appointment of both Marc and Mike re-affirms our commitment to the continued delivery of the highest level of service to our new and existing customer base."

The IFID programme, which will be available in January 2004, is the e-learning version of the widely recognised ISMA professional general certificate and is designed specifically for market professionals worldwide, and open to anyone looking for a more comprehensive knowledge of the fixed income and derivatives market.

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