The Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) designation is a globally recognized standard for those who manage risk. FRM®- Level 1, a certification offered by GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), is a base-level qualification for risk management professionals. This certification gives a firm footing in the principles of analyzing, controlling, or assessing potential credit risk, market risk, and liquidity risk as well as non-market related financial risks. The FRM® Level 1 Exam covers key areas of financial risk management presented in the context of real-world scenarios.
To pass the exam, candidates need to be thoroughly grounded in the skills and knowledge needed to survive in today's complex financial landscape. FRM® holders perform a range of functions related to risk management within investment banks, asset management firms, as well as in corporations and government agencies. Certified FRMs who have successfully completed the rigorous FRM® program are much valued by top employers across a range of businesses.