Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)

Structure and contents

The FMFC certificate is a two and one half day course followed by an examination. The Certificate places an even emphasis on introducing and explaining the key concepts of each subject area and then developing practical knowledge and skills of each area.
The syllabus focuses on the following topics:

  • Overview of the Financial Markets
  • FX
  • Debt Markets
  • Equities
  • Derivatives
Audience and objectives

The training program is intended to provide ‘breadth of knowledge’ to make it relevant to people pursuing careers in the front office, middle office and operations areas.


The courses take place at the Training Center of LSC/House of Training (formerly IFBL), in the premises of the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg.
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi
L-1615 Luxembourg

Useful information

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You can view, download or print our information leaflet by clicking on this link.


At the end of the training programme, participants sit the exam, which consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Successful candidates will be granted the FMFC Certificate accredited both by ICMA and the University of Reading.


The Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC) is organized in collaboration with ICMA Centre (University of Reading). It is a first level (introductory) qualification intended for anyone entering into a career in the financial markets. It does not assume any prior study or work experience other than a general knowledge of mathematics such as basic algebra and statistics. For those without that quantitative background, pre-course reading with a further bibliography is provided to allow candidates to acquire that knowledge directly.


The Financial Markets Foundation Course is only available in English.

& Examen

Sur demande

20 h + 2 h d'examen
Chambre de Commerce Luxembourg
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi
L-1615 Luxembourg
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2 450,00 EUR