Certified Investment Management Specialist - Definition
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Certified Investment Management Specialist - CIMS
The Institute for Investment Management Consultants issues the Certified Investment Management Specialist (CIMS) as a professional designation to qualified individuals who are investment managers. CIMS is issued to candidates who undergo a course study with the institute, pass the exam and have the required experience in financial services.
CIMS became a professional designation in that could be recognized on its own without being attached to any other certification in 2002. Before this time, CIMS was a lower-level designation.
Other professional designations available to investment managers are;
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
- Chartered Investment Counselor (CIC)
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
- Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
- Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA)
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