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We maintain competence in the investment services industry

APV-sijoitututkinnot Oy develops and validates competence within the investment services industry in Finland

The General Securities Examination (APV1)

The General Securities Examination (APV1) creates a reliable overview of the investment service industry. The examination covers basic knowledge on all essential areas.

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The Investment Advisor Examination (APV2)

The Investment Advisor Examination (APV2) ensures a deeper knowledge of financial markets and financial instruments, as well as related taxation. The examination is designed as a postgraduate degree to the General Securities Examination.

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The APV ESG Exam

The APV ESG Exam is designed for investment services professionals, who wish to increase their expertise in sustainable finance. It is useful also for everyone interested in profound understanding on sustainable investments.

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The APV CPD Assessment Exam

The APV CPD Assessment Exam is an annual evaluation of competence for everyone working with customers in banks, wealth management, asset management, investment services firms or insurance companies. The exam is also well suited to maintain expertise.

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APV-Sijoitustutkinnot Oy

APV-Sijoitustutkinnot Oy (APV Investment Examinations Ltd) develops, validates and maintains competence within the investment, wealth and asset management services industry in Finland. It is responsible for arranging examinations and exams to assure and harmonize the proficiency requirements within the industry. More than 20 000 professionals have already completed an examination or an exam since year 2000. APV Examinations have become a standard measure for competence within the industry and around 2000 professionals take them each year.

APV-Sijoitustutkinnot Oy has twenty-two shareholders including the main banking groups and a number of investment services firms in Finland. It works in cooperation with Finance Finland (FFI) and Nasdaq. Finance Finland has certified both The General Securities Examination and The Investment Advisor Examination.

Aalto Executive Education Ltd operates the digital examination system and register.

We work together with the industry

APV-sijoituspalvelut Oy is an essential part of  self-regulation of investment services and development of the industry.

The Competense Requirement Committee is responsible for the content of the examinations, relevance and correctness of qualification requirements and exam rectification requests.

The Qualification Committee is responsible for the operation of the examination system. It approves and maintains updated qualification requirements on an annual basis.

The qualification committee has representation from APV Investment Examinations Ltd, the FFI, Aalto EE, the banks, asset management companies, other major financial institutions, and the Financial Supervisory Authority.