Imarticus offers the internationally-accredited Certified Investment Banking Operations Professional(CIBOP) program, designed for careers in the Capital Market Operations division within an Investment Bank. This 175-hour program, with placement assistance, provides you an in-depth understanding of complex financial products and their Trade Lifecycles, along with and Operational Risk and Regulations.

Comprehensive Coverage

CIBOP provides comprehensive coverage of complex Securities and Derivative products, the Trade Lifecycle and various functions within Investment Banking such as the Middle Office, Core Operations, Risk Management and Custody Services in US, Europe, APAC markets.

Operations and domain training is augmented with a personal development program, ensuring that you are groomed for entry into the corporate world. CIBOP has an industry relevant curriculum, supplemented with hands-on learning, trading simulations and case studies. Aside from classroom learning our state of the art online portal centralizes learning with 24/7 access to learning material, study aids and tests.

Experiential Learning
International Certification & Placement

You will receive the industry endorsed CIBOP certification and the optional CISI certified IOC (Investment Operations Certificate).
The Imarticus Learning Career Services and Placements team provides you guidance and assistance throughout the program, giving you the best career opportunities in leading international firms.

Careers in Investment Banking Operations
Careers in IB Operations
Careers in IB Operations

IB Operations is a critical function in every Investment Bank spanning across product lines and integral to all complex trades and transactions. The IBO division implements and delivers new products as well as provides analytical and processing services that are timely, transparent and integrated.

The IB Operations division broadly comprises of the following functions:

Global Securities
  • Post Trading and Financing Operations across Institutional and Wholesale Clients
  • Create Structured Products to cater to investment needs of Buy Side Firms
  • Liaise with counterparties, regulators and other financial intermediates to ensure seamless end-to-end Post-trade Execution

OTC and Listed Derivatives
  • Support complex products across Equities, Fixed Income, FX, Credit and Rates
  • Conduct Post-trade Analytics
  • Mitigate risk through risk management tools and techniques

Liquidity and Collateral
  • Facililte daily funding requirements and manage firm’s liquidity
  • Manage Counterparty Risk
  • Ensure collateral is adequate and marked-to-market

Risk and Control
  • Comply and oversee critical regulatory requirements of various jurisdictions such as MiFiD, EMIR, FATCA and more
  • Mitigate Operational Risk through appropriate control mechanisms

The CIBOP program at Imarticus will fully equip each student with the knowledge and the skill set to begin a career in Investment Banking Operations, Treasury & Clearing Services.

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LEVEL-I (75 Hours)
Introduction to Investment Banking
Product Training – I
Product Training – II
Participants in IB
Trends in IB
CISI Investment Operations Certificate
LEVEL-II (80 Hours)
Refresher on Products
Data Integrity
Middle Office
Core Operations
Ops Securities
CISI Investment Operations Certificate
LEVEL-III (45 Hours)
Risk Management & Simulations
Soft Skills Development
CISI Investment Operations Certificate
Career Path
Career Path
Career Path

Career Path

Domain Expertise

A career in Investment Banking Operations develops detailed knowledge of Financial products. As you work with high-value trades, you will get an in-depth understanding of how global financial markets operate, along with exposure to new products, sales, trading and risk.

Leadership &
Execution Skills

You will be part of a cutting-edge work environment encompassing complex processes, high-end technology, dynamic markets and products. You will support and execute multi-million dollar trades working with global teams.

Global Mobility &

Mobility opportunites in Operations are enormous as you work with your onshore clients. Moving across asset classes, functions, and geographies gives you a wide exposure to various career opportunities in leading global banks.

Fast Track

An Investment Banking Operations career hones your analytical prowess, critical thinking, and client relationship skills. The development of these critical skill sets puts you on the fast track to various leadership roles within the firm.

CIBOP is ideal for:
Recent Graduates and Post Graduates

In any discipline

Job Seekers and Career Changes in the Finance domain
Lateral Movements
Experienced Professionals

Looking to enhance their CV and knowledge

(*) – No charge if done physically at the center

Admission Process:

Imarticus follows a rolling admission process comprising an initial assessment followed by a personal interview.

There are two ways to enroll :

Physical Enrollment

Walk into our Imarticus centers to receive a personal counseling session, which will be followed by an assessment and an interview.

Online Enrollment

Click below to fill in the online assessment form. You start the process by paying the assessment fees of Rs.300*. Upon payment please call us to receive your assessment link. After clearing the online assessment, you will be invited to interview with us either physically or via telephone.

Upon clearing the assessment and the personal interview, you can register and enroll in the next CIBOP program.

Typical Day
Typical Day
Typical Day
I get ready to start my day at one of the top 10 Investment Banks in the world. Because I work in Operations, it is imperative for me to highlight key risks immediately and ensure resolution of my queries, especially in the present financial crisis or during stock market boom time. I need to make certain my phone call does not lose millions of dollars due to my negligence.
11:00 AM
My day begins with the launch of 12 applications ranging from different risk management systems, reconciliation platforms, excel sheets, query management tools, Bloomberg terminals and my Outlook inbox on my system.
11:30 AM
I check if my London office has resolved and booked my EuroStoxx 50 trades. I, then, check if my trader or my London office teams have responded to my discrepancies raised yesterday. This needs to happen before the London trading hours begin.
12:00 PM
I reconcile new derivatives and securities positions between front office and the settlement systems; this will help reduce any risk that may lead to settlement failure or risk financial loss.
Operations exposes you to the entire life cycle of a trade starting with initiation right up to execution, settlement and reconciliation.
1:30 AM
I break for lunch with my team colleagues. We chat about global markets, escalations or new team activities coming up at the end of the week.
Global Operations provides you with an in-depth understanding of products in Equity and Fixed Income including cash products like stocks and derivative products like interest rate swaps.
2:00 PM
After lunch, I reconcile the books of many complex trading desks ranging from flow desks to structured exotic desks. I review daily reports and escalator if there are any issues on data integrity to technology and senior management teams. This may have severe implications with the regulators so I implement best risk mitigation procedures and ensure books and records are accurate.
4:00 PM
All through the day, I use my product and process skills to communicate with external clients, local and global management teams, traders, other asset class teams, regulator and my support functions like technology for various operational aspects to resolve operational issues.
6:00 PM
I have a 1:1 session with the HR Manager to obtain general feedback on my required Soft Skills training.
Operations gives you an opportunity to work across a variety of divisions and functions helping you dissect the workings of the whole firm and its functions.
6:30 PM
I work on strategic projects to implement key processes for new derivative product launches across Hong Kong and other Asia pacific market. Along with that, I submit a detailed analysis of the products and its key processes and give specific requirements to my technology partners. This will enable the business to have a strategic footprint across Asian markets for it specialist products.
7:30 PM
I work on strategic projects to implement key processes. I submit key metrics with analysis and be part of the daily management call which provides a detailed view of aged items, snapshots of potential risks and pending action items from various stakeholders teams. I update my weekly and monthly presentation on my teams key performance indicators for clients and management.
Working and interacting with the best talent across the world gives you global exposure and enhances your network. It is a good launch pad for a number of career choices.
8:30 PM
All my potential risks exposures got mitigated in time. I got good feedback on my performance from management, HR teams and global partners. A drop home after a long day is an added perk to a day well challenged.

Learn to execute multi-million dollar transactions in Global Capital Markets

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Placement Statistics




<2 Yrs
Work Experience
MBA Finance

76% Total Placed

5% CA

65% Graduates

25% MBA Finance

5% Others

73% Work Experience

Areas Placed

Banking Operations


Financial & Investment

Regulatory Reporting


Securities & Derivatives

Corporate Banking


Finance & Product Control


IB Operations


Corporate Banking



Finance & Product Control

Regulatory Reporting

Financial & Investment

Banking Operations

Securities & Derivatives

Understand how complex derivative products drive market volatility


  • Satyajit CIBOP

    Every hour spent at Imarticus is actually helping you connect the dots.

    The knowledge I acquired during my degree were like dots. I was unable to make any connections between. Imarticus helped me understand the whole Investment Banking Operations space by creating a big picture that made a lot of sense.”
  • Varsha Jain CIBOP

    Transformation, a new you is what you’ll achieve at Imarticus.

    Here is an institute par excellence, has an incredible programme; an excellent set of experienced, extremely knowledgeable and openly interactive faculty and an even better course structure. Right from the admissions process to the certification, it was an completely positive experience By the time the course got over I was well versed with almost every aspect of IBs one needs to know and the depths it operates in along with the practical aspects of the sector.”


  • harish


    CIBOP Faculty

    Expertise: Global Market Operations

    Harish is an advanced CISI certified trainer with over 18+ years of extensive experience in Investment Banking Operations and Training & Development. He has set up Training Academies for JP Morgan, Nomura and Stockholding Corporation as well as being the Lead Trainer for the BFSI Content Development of NIS Sparta.Managing 300+ FTE’s in Investment Research and IB Operations has given him an in-depth domain understanding of Capital Markets.


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CIBOP Weekend (Mumbai) batch starts on 26th December 2015. Seats still available. Enroll now for a limited early bird discount!
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Financial Services Newsletter, May 2015 – Read about the Venture Capital Boom in India, the growing market for Online Education and how firms/individuals can benefit from online training options.

Webinar – Foreign Exchange Market: Dive into the largest market in the world and understand its features, the lure for FX trading, OTC markets, types of currencies and trades.

Industry Overview

The Imarticus Finance Industry wheel© details the entire gamut of roles in Investment Banking & Capital Markets right down to specific functions. Use the wheel to identify your areas of interest by clicking on the wheel and expanding the specific areas.

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