Testimonials From Our Participants


The following are quotes from some of the over 4,500 participants within the training programs provided by Wilson Training through our Finance Training Society and Business Training Institute. These programs cover many industries and in the past year alone we have added over 140 new quotes to this page of our website.

We have been able to serve deliver high quality global business certification programs due to our proprietary certification delivery platform and 325 internal operational processes which have evolved and refined over the past several years.


Testimonial #1: Tom Jordan
“This designation is a great program to educate new employees”

Testimonial #3: Jeffrey Ziglar | Vice President of Hedge Fund Strategies at Goldman Sachs & Co.
“The curriculum is a great place for people within or entering the industry to gain a fundamental foundation on the history, structure, and concept with freedom of time allocation and limited cost.”

Testimonial #4: Majieb Zain | Trader at Barclays Bank Plc
“The course subjects allows you to develop an in-depth understanding of the portfolio analytics methods and measures which are constantly evolving. The organizers were able to accommodate to my unique request and prompt to resolve issues encountered.”

Testimonial #5: Nick Asmus
“The industry is becoming more popular every day and more competitive as well. This is why I believe this program is a good way to show potential employers that you are dedicated to the industry. I recommend this program to everyone.”

Testimonial #6: Issam Roumani | Managing Director
“The program definitely enhanced by knowledge from a true novice to become a professional. Many ideas, tips and selling techniques are known to me that can make a big difference. This program was one of my best choices.  Thank you for the program.”

Testimonial #8: Shin HWang
“I think that this exam gave me a broad sense of what the industry was. Although I was a buy-side analyst, I learned so much about it while preparing the exam.”

Testimonial #9: Gregory Eberhart
“The sales and marketing materials were excellent in getting right to the bottom line for success.  I know exactly how to move forward on sales and marketing, you provided those critical steps.  Right on.”

Testimonial #11: Mario Di Marcantonio
“I began using this program as a resource as an intern while still in college. Now, employed full-time, I continue to use the website to increase my knowledge and now to secure a certification which will help me advance within my company. Many thanks for being a such a user-friendly channel for those seeking to expand their knowledge.”

Testimonial #14: Steve Vennerbeck | Real Estate Investor
“What I liked about this company was that I no longer needed to learn this subject matter on my own. I had the resource of literally thousands of qualified individuals all distilled into a single site. Since join the program my learning curve has turned upward dramatically. My goal for 2011 is to complete the Level 2 portion of this program while simultaneously looking into entity structuring my business.”

Testimonial #15: Andy R. | Hedge Fund Manager
“I believe that this designation is a long overdue way to separate the wheat from the chaff in an industry that, while currently in a down cycle, will remain as an integral component for financial planning and asset allocation in the future.”

Testimonial #17: Technical Analyst For Wachovia | Sumeer Kapila, Level 1 CHP, CFA Level 3 Candidate
“This designation is a focused program. A program which details and provide inside information. The study guide provide you the rules of the game keeping you informed about the legal and regulatory perspective. This program helps you to keep the integrity by raising industry standards.”

Testimonial #18:
Why are you earning this? “I have been tracking the develop of this designation for several months now and now that I’m running my own business I need more of a broad base of the industry knowledge. In the past as a trader I have learned a lot about investing and alternative asset types but I’m completing this course to learn more about the structure and direction of the industry.”

Testimonial #19 J.P.:
“To me, this program embody the principles and will come to represent a unique brand of individuals.”

Testimonial #20 Chai Foong: Algorithmic Forex Market Trader
“I’m a algorithmic trader. I have been searching for a training program related to the markets but I could not find any suitable until a friend told me about this program. This program helps me build credibility in the market place and adds to my relevant experience in the field. I believe the program is what is needed to step inside the industry.”

Testimonial #22: Private Wealth Management Executive, CHP Level 1 Fall 2008
“The program stands at the forefront of our industry’s progressive growth, providing a designation which will prove invaluable and recognizable world-wide. With impeccable timing, the designation is emerging into the best buyers’ market of our lifetimes.”

Testimonial #23: Dominic Di Bernardo – Student
“I am taking this program to expand my knowledge. I also believe that this designation will give me an edge over others trying to enter the industry. And lastly I believe that I will be able to gain valuable contacts through this programs website, other designation candidates, and anyone else that stands behind this designation.”

Testimonial #24: Professional Placement Agent for Hedge Funds
“This program has been fabulous. They answer every question quickly, accurately and professionally. It’s this stuff that, quite simply, builds credibility. For once I’m actually studying something”

Testimonial #25: Derivative/Technical analyst for a leading broking firm
“This program is of the best courses I could find in the market. Not only is the course vigorous and up to date, but they also help you with access to industry recruiters for career advice and job opportunities. Another reason I registered was so that I could build my contacts. To me the value was in the complete package for a successful career.”

Testimonial #26: Algorithmic Trader for a Private Capital Group
“I am an algorithmic trading software developer working for a capital firm. I have been doing just-in-time learning all the time, in an undisciplined fashion. I think the goal of achieving this program would enforce a formal approach to my education in this dynamic field. Besides, in my readings, I am hitting areas and terms I did not know. This program would give me the confidence of a firm background knowledge, in pursuing my career.”

Testimonial #27: Bob Beller Executive Vice President at a Financial Advisory Firm
“Objective standards are established by progressive thinkers. For me, the concept of this program is at the cutting edge of an industry that requires more uniform and measurable standards. That’s where I want to be for people I represent and that’s exactly what I want to pass along to people I mentor. Timing is everything.”

Testimonial #29: Jennifer Hrabik | Wealth Management Associate
“Early on in my finance career I recognized I am very interested in alternatives and knew that learning more about this area would give me a competitive edge. I researched programs and found this one to be the best as it also provides networking and mentor opportunities. It excites me that the program is new and I can be one of the first in the industry to earn this designation. I also like the two level approach. Level one provides a thorough overview while level two focuses on training. For someone just a few years into their career, level two is really helpful in narrowing down what you want to “major” in.”

Testimonial #30 Soumen Gopal.: Hedge Fund Manager (Partner)
“There are three reasons why I joined this program. The first reason is the focus, this program is focused very deeply, performance and investment strategies and this is tailored to my needs. The other important point about this program is the speed of completion, many programs take much longer to complete. The last reason was the networking benefits, you can come out of this program and attend networking events and meet others in the industry and this is very helpful.”

Testimonial #31: Timothy Brady
“I enjoyed the readings required for the program. Also, the communication provided by the group was great.”

Testimonial #32: Shian-Shian Khern
“Very comprehensive and useful structure. The program provided with me valuable knowledge and information. I know feel versed in this industry.”

Testimonial #33: Henrik Lalund
“I think the program gives a good introduction to and overview of the industry. I enjoyed reading all the 3 books and think they contain the right amount of knowledge. I am looking forward to take the next level of the designation.”

Testimonial #34: Alexander Haardt
“The readings were very well chosen. This program has helped me better understand the industry as a whole as well. Tough at times but lots of fun!”

Testimonial #36: Gregory Blair
“I really enjoyed the content that we had to learn. Good dynamic course for an individual interested in getting involved in any type of investment situation or career.”

Testimonial #37: Choong Foon Chai
“This program helped me become more knowledgeable and this has been a valuable experience. The program is unique and provides something which really doesn’t exist elsewhere in the market. I took this program because it helped me increase my credibility in the industry.”

Testimonial #38: Sunny Youn
“Completing the program has been a good experience, covering out a variety of topics of interests.”

Testimonial #39: Peter Schaffer
“I think it is a good test for professionals to complete. I now look forward to Level 2 of the program.”

Testimonial #40: Antony Ghee
“The materials and topics covered were not overwhelming, yet not overly simplistic. It is my view that the program strikes the appropriate balance for anyone that seeks to learn about or build upon their knowledge.”

Testimonial #41: Kwee-Lam Teo
“The program provides participants with extensive knowledge to strengthen our professionalism in the industry It really carry weight and improves our quality standards.”

Testimonial #42: Anil Sharma
“Good coverage of topics, testing of deep understanding, and well constructed examination as well. Thank You!”

Testimonial #43: Kaustav Bagchi
“Preparation material like the practice exam could be more frequently released. They were very helpful in understanding the different subject areas as well as gave good preparation. Also, the study material was very comprehensive and summaries of the material are extremely useful. I would definitely sign up for the Level 2.”

Testimonial #44: Alexander Moreno
“My experience with the exam has been great, I have gain a better understanding, what the basic strategies are, and how it plays a big roe in the financial industry. The reading material was excellent, and the exam was very relevant.”

Testimonial #45: Susan Swift
“Very broad learning experience. Good overall coverage of material.”

Testimonial #46: Vincent Tange
“Great to have a programme entirely focused on this growing industry. Very useful literature suitable and interesting for a diverse audience of participants. Looking forward very much to develop myself further in the industry thanks to insights gained from this program.”

Testimonial #47: Haifeng Xi
“The exam and related video content is a great motivation for self learning! The test preparation materials are great help in the process, please keep up the good work.”

Testimonial #48: Scott Ingerto
“I thought the book selection was great . Some more concrete examples would be great to have in the program, but test was complete and fair. Thank you!”

Testimonial #49: Jimmy Huang
“I have had a great experience studying for the program, thank you for making it available.”

Testimonial #50: Mike Peterson
“The Level 1 Program was an excellent program in a broad overview.”

Testimonial #51: Shiu Hong Chu
“I think the exam is good since the questions difficulty is optimal, and the time is enough for the candidate to finish it. Also, it covers all the main idea. And the essay question is good for testing the candidate’s knowledge of different strategies. Good Job!! I Enjoyed the exam. See you in level 2!”

Testimonial #52: Vadim Alexanrov
“Great interactions with anyone I was trying to reach/ask a question. Straightforward curriculum. Nice preparation guides. Thanks!”

Testimonial #53: Manik Chhabra
“Great experience. Excellent curriculum exposure. Looking forward to the next steps in finding opportunities in industry.”

Testimonial #54: Elaine Fox
“Broad questions covering all areas. Very helpful. Some tricky questions in there on the examination.”

Testimonial #55: Richard Langevin
“This is a very nice program and I’m very proud to be part of it. I’m sure it will growth very fast in the coming years !!! I plan starting working in the industry in the coming two years and this designation will help me a lot ! Thanks for setting this program.”

Testimonial #57: Sachin Obaid
“This was an awesome exam! it gave me a great opportunity to read books which I generally would not pick as light reading and I have learned a lot. Thank you for creating such a great program. ”

Testimonial #58: Matthew Archie
“The designation program has greatly improved my knowledge. Improvement: The study guide could have been completed earlier last year, glad it is now complete though. Thank you for the opportunity!”

Testimonial #59: Christopher Eberhart
“The team has been very supportive since I registered for the program. The provided responsiveness and the knowledge I needed from the program.”

Testimonial #60: Manik Chhabra
“Great experience. Excellent curriculum exposure to. Looking forward to the next steps in finding opportunities in industry.”

Testimonial #61: Hai Le
“I love the program so far, but still need time to study for Level 2 before the next examination is offered -. thanks for the program.”

Testimonial #62: Mario Tate
“I like the freedom of taking the test online, I can go to a quiet place and not be distracted by crowds. I also like the updated study guide which includes tips on which chapters to focus on this is really helpful.”

Testimonial #63: Jose Carlos
“Even I am manage derivatives from long time ago, I have learn a lot about the small and big difference to approach from the relative value point of view. It has been a very good approach too, and the books included as material it should be a absolutely necessary readings for any investor interested in absolute returns, capital preservation and interested to manage the Risk/Return in an efficient way.”

Testimonial #64: Christine Zaremba
“I attest that this program is helpful on generating positive returns. I hope that course 2 continues to provide me with the detailed knowledge and videos provided. Thanks!”

Testimonial #65: Najieb Zain
“I think an online exam makes it convenient for candidates from across the country to pursue the program. Thank you for the pleasant experience.”

Testimonial #66: Bradley Robinson
“The overall customer service provided by the team before the exam was excellent. I enjoyed the readings. The program still has a small “feel” to it unlike the other programs out there.”

Testimonial #67: Howard Klemmer, Hedg Fund Manager
“This was a fine experience for me and this exam let me to test what I do vs what other people thought I did..”

Testimonial #68: Al Behbehani
“I think the exam was well constructed. Thanks.”

Testimonial #69: Jean Paul Van Straalen
“The online exam provides the industry a tool to build on a more professional image and reliable and responsible attitude of the manager”

Testimonial #70: Venugopalan Mauralidharan
“This has been a good experience for me. I have learned a lot about it.”

Testimonial #71: Darius Paris
“The program organization does a good job supporting the candidates with preparation. I like the flexibility of the online exam format. Thanks.”

Testimonial #72: James Day
“The information contained within this program has been helpful for starting my own business.”

Testimonial #73: Steven Pliszka
“I believe that what you are doing is very constructive and I appreciate the opportunity.”

Testimonial #74: Mammad Guliyev
“Thanks for the program, everything you offer is excellent and I have received a lot of value from the training.”

Testimonial #75: Mark Babineau
“As a college student studying for the program, I have learned an enormous amount about this industry. I would highly suggest this program for anyone looking to get into this business.”

Testimonial #76: Michael Drover
“I think more emphasis on trading strategies would be useful. But this is a minor point – generally speaking, a well-designed program!”

Testimonial #77: Abdikarim Karshe
“I think this is a well prepared test and I think many people benefit from this test. Best regards”

Testimonial #78: Paul Maggs
“Really enjoyed studying for the course. It was good that the study material was broad and authored by different individuals. The ability to ask questions was also a huge benefit as this isn’t something I have had on previous courses in the UK.”

Testimonial #79: Victor Leon
“So far so good. I really hope I pass both levels this year so I can add this to my resume!”

Testimonial #80: Scott Jelen
“This has been a positive experience because it dispelled some of the myths. I especially liked the books. I also thought the discussion of the different strategies was very interesting.”

Testimonial #81: Michael Kennedy-Gestring
“This course was great thank you!”

Testimonial #82: Benjamin Shellington
“This program has helped me tremendously in learning what is all about.”

Testimonial #83: Ray Mustafa
“So far I believe that the program has been helpful. The reading material covered a large range of information. I do look forward to completing level 2. ”

Testimonial #84: Jim Hughes
“Program is educational besides informative. Extremely helpful and insightful formats.”

Testimonial #85: Ashutosh Kaduskar
“One of the best initiatives that provides outside with an exposure. I have gained good knowledge about the various basics through the reading materials.”

Testimonial #86: Joseph Del Principe
“I enjoyed learning the information in the texts and materials. I have a new understanding of the complexities now. The test was challenging but fair”

Testimonial #87: Nick Asmus
“I found the program to be very helpful. I enjoyed studying and finding a reason to really comprehend and delve into numerous concepts and materials. It also gave a good foundation of what things you “need to know”. ”

Testimonial #88: Melissa Standstring
I enjoyed the program learning about the different strategies has helped to make me a more knowledgeable member of our team.”

Testimonial #89: James Klauzner
“Very good set of questions, does a good job of “probing” the general Alternative Investment field knowledge of the individual. I can see how this kind of certification would help the prospective employee and the hiring firm get a better idea of what each party is offering/getting in terms of the candidate’s knowledge base.”

Testimonial #90: Trent D’Ambrosio
“The test was very broad and covered a great deal of information I think it was a great baseline. I am most impressed with the selected reading I found it extremely valuable.”

Testimonial #91: Jeremy McIntosh
“This has been a great experience. I enjoyed the required readings.”

Testimonial #92: Ashish Agarwal
“Good Program, thanks for creating it”

Testimonial #94: Sanket Ajmera
“Excellent program.”

Testimonial #95: Todd Hickman
“Great job. Thanks ”

Testimonial #96: Herman Pretorious
“This program opened a new level of understanding for me within this area.”

Testimonial #97: Tilak Pati
“Its very detailed and requires depth of knowledge to complete.”

Testimonial #98: Anthony Caramagno
“Positive Experience: “I found the self-study program to be very rewarding. It was a pleasure and very interesting to study and learn. I feel enriched by this program.”

Testimonial #99: Andrew Valerie
“Even as a 20 year financial services industry executive, I found the required reading materials extremely valuable and will continue to use the books as reference guides. I look forward to the next steps in the education process.”

Testimonial #100: Jeffrey Hochman
“The learning process was very good, some of the examples within the readings were outdated but overall this was a high value program.”

Testimonial #101: Nicholas Manciero
“Some of the questions were debatable, but overall a good exam.”

Testimonial #102: Todd Fitzpatrick
“I found the program to be very useful and informative and feel like i have achieved my goal of gaining a good foundation in a very complex industry. ”

Testimonial #103: Craig Ferguson
“I have learned a lot of general knowledge. I look forward to the Level 2 training. ”

Testimonial #104: Mike Mitchelson
“This gives me a good feel to where I am, in the understanding of this program…with all the information provided it is a good gage to see if I am ready for the next step and how much more I need to sharpen my knowledge.”

Testimonial #105: Bum Joon Suh
“Thanks for the opportunity to complete this program.”

Testimonial #106: Trent D’Ambrosio
“The test was very broad and covered a great deal of information I think it was a great baseline. I am most impressed with the selected reading I found it extremely valuable.”

Testimonial #107: Kalyan Saripalli
“Very good experience.”

Testimonial #108: Thomas Staskiewicz
“Great addition. This program provides further education and experience on career path in the industry.”

Testimonial #109: Vivek Jain, FRM
“I have just completed the Level 2 Exam, and I thoroughly enjoyed the process. I have gained definitive insights and knowledge, and I would like to thank the entire team! Again, thanks a lot. It was a great experience!”

Testimonial #110: Scott Valenti
“I have come significantly far in my venture thus far and a good deal has been due to your network and resources. Thank you again and I look forward to gaining leverage from the distilled content of your program as I study.”

Testimonial #110: Ortwin Klose | Senior Systems Consultant at Aflac
“Thank you very much for providing this challenging certification program. I’m certain that this program designation provides great visibility and credibility within the industry. The program designation is an excellent way to formalize one’s knowledge and demonstrate one’s desire to enter the world industry!”

Testimonial #111: Philipp Pingel | Assistant Vice President at Credit Suisse
“A deep level of knowledge is necessary to do well in this program, thank you for providing it.”

Testimonial #112: Ajay Sangha | Investment Manager at Hamilton Bradshaw
“I have had to quickly move up the learning curve on the program and this has been both challenging and exciting for me.”

Testimonial #113: Gabriel Morris | Administration Manager at Campbell & Company, Inc.
“The program training has provided me a well rounded knowledge. I hope to share my experience with my colleagues and encourage them to use this program as a training grounds for new team members.”

Testimonial #114: Vincent Tange | Financial Analyst at Knight Vinke Asset Management.
“I really enjoyed the reading material and videos.”

Testimonial #115: Philip Sosnovsky
“The Level 2 examination was put together very well.”

Testimonial #116: Luna Tjung
“Completing the program was a rewarding experience.”

Testimonial #117: Thomas Ritter | Partner at Multiplicity Partners AG
“This program is a great program, nice idea to split Level 2 into specific specializations.”

Testimonial #118: Chuan Xia Loh | Treasury Specialist at Standard Chartered Bank
“Coming from wealth management space, this course has certainly provided me with a good insight to the world. This will allow me to better provide product advisory to my high net worth customers with regards to investing in the alternative investments space.”

Testimonial #119: Marc Puppo | Consultant at Hunthill Capital
“I found the program to be valuable and was impressed with the materials selected for this course.”

Testimonial #120: Peter Huels | Consultant
“As a relative newcomer to the industry, I found the program very helpful and insightful as it tries to draw on many sources of professionals within the industry to provide a balanced view of the current key drivers in the business.”

Testimonial #121: Richard Langevin | Portfolio Manager at National Bank of Private Wealth
“Very good books, websites and materials and I hope other people from Canada like me will take your course!!!”

Testimonial #122: Jennifer Eisenecker | Associate at BNP Paribas Wealth Management Sinapore
“Thank you for the designation program!”

Testimonial #123: Joshua Hoo | Director at Hoo and Partners Limited
“The reading materials are very practical and useful for capital raising exercise.”

Testimonial #124: Amit Kapoor | Chief Operating Officer at 10X Partners
“This program has been great!”

Testimonial #125: Sanket Ajmera | Team Leader of Fund Administration at Societe Generale Ltd.
“Its a truly great experience pursuing this program. I recommend it others frequently.”

Testimonial #127: Purtis Marks
“The program was so challenging. You must read the material to pass.”

Testimonial #128: Yatindra Chugh
“Thank you for putting this program together.”

Testimonial #129: Priyadarshini Kuma | Business Analyst at Bank of America
“This program designation is very detailed exam and really tests out your knowledge.”

Testimonial #130: Albert Waski
“I loved this program, it taught me so much and made me grew even more. I cant wait to be a part of it.   Thank you!”

Testimonial #131: Robert Wattie | Portfolio Manager at Newland Capital
“The program was great at giving one a general view of the industry and the different strategies involved.”

Testimonial #132: James Cornell | President of Lenrock Capital Partners
“This designation has been an excellent experience, the text books helped build a solid foundation and the online content and tutorials brought the concepts to life. A very well done program!”

Testimonial #133: Constantin Rueter | Analyst at ADIA
“This program is very good and I always got fast responses from your team, thank you.”

Testimonial #134: Enoch Osei-Adu
“I am very grateful for your teams working up the program over the years into what it has become today.”

Testimonial #135: Girard Hemminger
“I came to the program, not so much for the ‘credential’, but for the broader legal, regulatory, and business perspective that it encompasses.  It has provided me with a great deal of valuable information in a cost-effective way.”

Testimonial #136: John Lilley | Director of Investments at Citi Private Bank
“The designation is bound to become more important for the industry as more people learn about it.  It should be required for people involved in the industry.”

Testimonial #137: David Blair | Managing Member of Red Star Partners, LLP
“I enjoyed the reading required within this program, thank you.”

Testimonial #138: Kalyan Saripalli
“Its a wonderful program.  I have gained tremendous knowledge.  Really Great work!”

Testimonial #139: Jacob Triodl | Woodard & Curran
“The course allowed me to develop a holistic understanding. I really enjoyed the reading material.”

Testimonial #140: Oliver Neal | Head of Alternative Investments at Credit Suisse AG
“This program has been an eye opener.”

Testimonial #141: Danny Fernandes | Investment Middle Office Analyst at Hartfod Investment Management Company
“All in all I feel that the books, study guides, and other study materials helped me gain a better understanding of the industry. The information I learned will help me in my pursuit. I will recommend this program to family, friends, and co-workers.”

Testimonial #142: Peter Goldsworthy | Financial Analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland
“I thoroughly enjoyed the program. The prescribed texts are interesting and challenging and provide a good foundation for understanding the basic concepts.  I believe that this designation will make me more marketable. The course administrators are friendly and efficient in dealing with any query that I had, thank you for your assistance.”

Testimonial #142: Mario Fernandez | Directory & Senior Vice President at EFG Capital
“The certification program has thus far been very educational introducing some new concepts and refining others.  In deciding on which of the three Level 2 specialties to concentrate on it would be interesting to be able to select two or maybe all three (like a dual or triple major).”

Testimonial #143: Tracy Knudsen | Senior Vice President of Research at Lowry Research Corporation
“I enjoyed this course and feel I learned an abundance of relevant information.”

Testimonial #144: Troy Wilson
“Thank you for the program.”

Testimonial #145: Joshua Roach | Director at PHI Group Investments, LLC
“Thanks for everything that your team put together in the certified program.”

Testimonial #146: Guido Giaclone
“Great program!”

Testimonial #147: Gregory Eberhart | Managing Partner at Calmac Group
“This has been an amazing program and I have expanded my knowledge tremendously since I first picked up first book. I hope to be full charter holder in a month’s time.”

Testimonial #148: Sean Sum Gopal
“Excellent Program.  Brilliant mix of practical application and theoretical knowledge as well as academic rigor.”

Testimonial #149: Henry De Valle | Senior Investment Analyst at EFG Capital
“The course provided a clear understanding of the hedge fund strategies used in the investment world.”

Testimonial #150: Reginald McNair
“This program has been an excellent source for enhancing my knowledge in the industry. I have learned many things that would have been much more challenging to learn out side of program. I am very impressed with the amount of video content and work that went into putting this program together.”

Testimonial #151: Bouaze Pierre | Globaleye
“This certified program provides phenomenal training and a challenging exam. This training gives me confidence that I have stretched myself for the good and will be successful in my career.”

Testimonial #152: Doan Tran Huy | Head of Propietary Trading at Asia Commercial Bank
“I have learned a lot by completing the program, thank you.”

Testimonial #153: Kirill Vinokurov
“Thank you for offering the certified designation.”

Testimonial #154: Muhayyodin Ghulam | Manager at Ernst & Young
“It was a great experience, I have gained so much knowledge while studying for the program and I believe that this designation will open doors for me to excel even further within the Industry.”

Testimonial #155: Trent Brown | President of Lone Capital Advisors, LLC
“I have enjoyed the process of learning even more. The books that were the reading materials for the program were very informative.”

Testimonial #156: Faisal Arif | Consultant at Infonetrics, Inc.
“The program provided with me excellent knowledge and information about the industry. It has been a great experience.”

Testimonial #157: Louis Priebe | Financial Advocate at Apogee Physicians
“The program has helped me achieve a broad based knowledge on the industry to move towards the ultimate goal of helping clients.”

Testimonial #158: Stuart Pack | Regional Vice President
“Thank you for the educational opportunity.  I thought I knew a lot about the industry, but this program designation has really opened my eyes.  I’m looking forward to the second part!”

Testimonial #159: Alexandra Rumie | Senior Vice President at EFG Capital
“Thank you for putting together this certified program.”

Testimonial #160: Vincent Giardini | IT Director at 1st Lake Properties
“I would like to say that the curriculum that this program has put together is excellent. My knowledge has increased tremendously by using the program. I am looking forward to advance to level 2 and start my own business.”

Testimonial #161: Gary SwimanTjung | President of ICS Compliance
“The program required a great deal of study but well worth it.  It gives a certain sense of credibility to your knowledge.  I feel I know a ton more than I did previously thanks to this exam.”

Testimonial #162: Kristi Subramanian | Investment Analyst at PNC Asset Management
“This is a great program. I enjoyed reading the books. Hopefully I’ll pass this level because I am looking forward to completing the due diligence section of level 2. Thanks!”

Testimonial #163: Stan Hopkins | Consultant to Lifesciences Industry at Trinity Partners
“For an outsider looking for professional self-improvement education in the industry, the program is invaluable in educating and providing useful resources.”

Testimonial #164: Marco Rainaldi | Portfolio Manager at Lombard Odie Darier Hentsch
“I have learned a lot during my readings. I am looking forward for the Level 2! It is really a great idea to have organised such a training. Thanks!”

Testimonial #165: David Stybr | Investment Manager at Coober Ltd.
“It is very good program that helped me target to specific information and can choose these information.”

Testimonial #166: Randall Saulnier | Financial Representative at MassMutual
“I enjoyed the broad scope of the required readings and the attention to the subjects that mattered.”

Testimonial #167: Gregory Deligiannis | Technical Business Analyst at Thomson Reuters
“This level 1 preparation was exactly what I needed to get my foot in the door. Gained valuable knowledge and learned the lingo to have intelligent conversations with big managers.”

Testimonial #168: Alonso Rivas
“As the team wrote, this is not an overnight exam. Reading and reading and re-reading is necessary to cross-over information of the underlying preparation material and have clearer map of the whole thing.  It is a good exam as it goes into every aspect.”

Testimonial #169: Mohamed Jarraya | Account Manager at Future Trends International Corporation
“I truly enjoyed the books recommended by the program and I have learned many insight and increased my knowledge in the industry. Thanks.”

Testimonial #170: Gur Sheps | Associate of Investor Control Team at Gottex Fund Management
“I think the program is comprehensive, and is starting to get appreciated in the Industry.”

Testimonial #171: Sergio Nozal | Trader
“I am happy with this program, due to it shows you the most important to know in the industry in a short period of time.”

Testimonial #172: Federico Hirlemann | Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Passageway
“The customer service team is very prompt in responding to e-mails! Thank you!”

Testimonial #173: Andy Hunt
“This designation is a great online course, very informative.”

Testimonial #174: Casimir Klimasauskas | Senior Engineer at Forte Design Systems
“It is clear that a lot of work went into this certification. I am grateful for that. I have learned a great deal.”

Testimonial #175: Peter Miltner
“I did like your simple explanations in the educational videos provided to participants in the program.”

Testimonial #176: Peter Huels
“Overall I found the program very helpful. Thank you.”

Testimonial #177: Colin Shepherd | Managing Director at High Octave Investments (PTY) LTD
“The program provides a global view of the industry and improved my knowledge and skills in preparation for alternative managements.”

Testimonial #178: Gregory Blair | Financial Manager at Elcon
“I enjoyed the program extremely the second time around.”

Testimonial #179: Edmund Van Der Byl-Knoefel | Analyst at Douse Associates, LLP
“I liked how the designation program has such a smooth running testing system in place.  Thank you.”

Testimonial #180: Tara Lazzarotto
“This designation was a great experience!”

Testimonial #181: David Gerlack | Manager of Fund Services at SZ Fund Services, LLC
“Being new to the industry I needed to gain the knowledge to provide my current clients with the appropriate expertise. The program gave me the core knowledge that I needed.  Gave me the confidence that I needed to go out into the industry and be able to converse with seasoned providers.”

Testimonial #182: Linda Reeves | Realtor at Solid Source Realty
“The certified program provides great websites and networking guidance for the curious individual.”

Testimonial #183: Attorney from Mick & Associates, P.C., LLO
“Whatever the outcome of the test, I have increased my knowledge of the industry.  I think that the designation process is important for anyone looking to enter the industry directly, or who provides a service. For myself, the knowledge is an invaluable tool to use in my daily activities.”

Testimonial #184: Amit Kapoor | 10X Partners
“The Designation is a great program!”

Testimonial #185: Anuj Gandhi | Senior Business Analyst at Indus Valley Partners
“I like the focus of this program and its exclusivity on the industry!!”

Testimonial #186: Massimo Scholari | Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Pragma Alternative Sgr
“I found the program to be very enlightening and interesting.  I would encourage anyone interested in finance generally to take the program.
Thank you for this great opportunity. It is very useful to come back to the text-book and to test our knowledge and skill.”

Testimonial #187: Gregory Eberhart | Managing Director at Calmac Group
” Having a securities background in the past, brought my past knowledge base forward to the present and into the current industry base of knowledge.  I found the test, and materials very practical to the focus of succeeding in this industry and prepares me for the next level in this career, thank you!”

Testimonial #188: Vincenzo Villamena | 10X Partners
“Thanks for this opportunity to complete the program. I found it interesting and enlightening.”

Testimonial #189: Brenton Rupple Jr.
“This industry is an inherently fascinating and the various reading materials and study guides for the program designation provides a marvelous window into this fascinating world.”

Testimonial #190: Paul Kress | Derivatives Account Manager at Morgan Stanley
“Thank you for putting together this program.”

Testimonial #191: Jean-philippe Gosselin
“I think this course is great to get educated and I am looking forward to do the level 2 and then start networking in the industry and hopefully get a job. Thank you for putting this together.”

Testimonial #192: C.J. Coletta, CFA CMT | President of C.J. Coletta & Company
“This program is a great way to immerse yourself into the world industry and internalize their strategies.”

Testimonial #194: Gregoire Theron | CEO of Reportfolio
“This has been a fantastic course even for a person that is employed. I can recommend this course to anyone in the industry or interested.”

Testimonial #195: Alexandre Corsini | Pictet Alternative Investment
“The reading books were really interesting and I appreciated to read them even if English is not my mother tongue.”

Testimonial #196: Sonia D’Souza
“This program is a good introduction to the industry.”

Testimonial #197: Martin Biely | Portfolio Manager at First Private Investment Management
“Thank you for collecting all of this knowledge and including it within the designation program.”

Testimonial #198: Bartosz Trafidlo
“I think that it is great, I really learned a lot from the readings and your videos within the program. Keep up the great work.”

Testimonial #199: Jose Alcazar | Analyst
“I have found the website and videos very useful and informative, thank you for putting them together.”

Testimonial #200: Michael Newton | President of Zaitech
“I look forward to studying for the next level.”

Testimonial #201: Eli Kent | Principal of Moody Aldrich Partners, LLC
“This program provides a very helpful foundation for learning about hedge fund concepts.”

Testimonial #202: Gabriel Morris | Fund Administration Manager at Campbell & Company
“Even though my study time ran a little shorter than I hoped, I have gained a considerable bit of knowledge from this program.  I found the reading to be helpful, not just with this examination, but also with my overall job knowledge.  I am looking forward to begin working on the next level.
Thank you. ”

Testimonial #203: Ming Chiu | Vice President of Structuring at Conventry Capital LTD
“The reading list is helpful.  The web site and contents are useful for smaller to medium sized managers.”

Testimonial #203: Ming Chiu | Vice President of Structuring at Conventry Capital LTD
“The program was great thanks!”

Testimonial #205: Jonathan Heller | Associate at Lazard
“I work in the industry and studying for the program exam really expanded my knowledge base and helped me understand more topics that we discuss at work.”

Testimonial #206: Marc Puppo | Consultant at Hunthill Capital
“Although I’ve worked in the field, I felt like my knowledge base was strengthened with the required readings.  I enjoyed taking the program level 1 and I am hopeful that the recognition of this new designation will grow.”

Testimonial #207: Yatindra Chugh | Infinera
“Keep up the good work, thank you for putting the program together.”

Testimonial #208: Brian Kordeck | Accounting Manager at TIFF Advisory Services
“The program is well designed and provides potential members with all of the tools to be successful.”

Testimonial #209: Gina Versella | Administrative Assistant at Moelis & Company
“The website was very helpful. The study guides helped prepare for the program examination.”

Testimonial #210: Rij Basak | Director at Sylphia Consulting Inc.
“I am extremely impressed by the quality of the course materials. The books prescribed for this course give excellent idea of the industry and are very helpful in gaining a great deal of knowledge. Before starting the course I hardly knew anything about the industry, after reading the books and some of the white papers I feel I can teach several people within the finance and banking industry. The team was extremely helpful and provides the right kind of guidance and advise. I am glad that I took this course and look forward to doing Level II.”

Testimonial #211: Shan Tjung
“Good professional designation for professionals, thank you for putting together.”

Testimonial #212: Ezzat Faltas | Trader
“This program is a great resource & guide to anyone serious about the industry.  If you need direction, education and resources, the program is the way to go!”

Testimonial #213: Ningyun Huang | Risk Analyst at Chase
“The program is good and worth completing.”

Testimonial #214: John Keller
“Thank you for offering this very professional program.”

Testimonial #215: Amor Gomez | Fund Accountant
“The study guide has been very helpful to me and the required readings has provided me with the additional knowledge on the industry.”

Testimonial #216: Amrit Singh | Investment Banking Analyst at Bank of America
“This is a great program and if you follow the curriculum properly, you will learn a lot.”

Testimonial #218: Alexander Akinwumi | Investment Analyst at Knights Capital
“I am very grateful that the program makes their opportunity cheaply available for an aspiring manager like myself in a far away location like Nigeria. I am going to help spread the reach here.”

Testimonial #219: Kelly Patrick | Financial Representative at Fidelity Investments
“The material was very thorough, the team has done a great job designing this designation. If nothing else, it exposes individual, like myself, to books that insiders have deemed to be more relevant and worth reading. You indicated that, in order to become an expert, we should read two books a month for 2 years. It makes sense, and this is the foundation of that quest. And the program designation on my business card will not hurt either.”

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