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Programs – CIBOP

Certified Investment Banking Operations Professional

The CIBOP (Certified Investment Banking Operations Professional) program at Imarticus is designed for careers in the operations, treasury and clearing functions within an investment bank. After completing the comprehensive program at Imarticus, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of global Investment Banking and Capital Markets.

Your learning in Operations will include a comprehensive coverage of trade lifecycle processes in the areas of derivatives and securities with a truly global outlook. In addition, you will gain an in-depth understanding of each product and its workings from an operations perspective.

Operations and domain training will be complemented with a personal development program, ensuring that the candidate is well-prepared for the corporate world. CIBOP is created in conjunction with industry experts to ensure a curriculum that is relevant and timely. The program will also have a multitude of guest lecturers that will provide students’ ample opportunities to interact with experienced senior professionals.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive the industry endorsed CIBOP certification and the optional CISI certified IOC (Investment Operations Certificate). These well-recognized certifications will equip you for a highly rewarding career within Investment Banking.

Curriculum (click for detailed)
Global IB & Capital Markets

Detailed Securities / Derivatives Product and Industry Knowledge

IB Product Trade Lifecycle

End to End Functional Learning

Understanding Risk

In-depth coverage of Operational Risk, with scenario analysis.

Middle Office, Core Operations, Custody and Treasury

Case Studies & Job-Specific Examples

Personal Development Program

Communications/Presentation Skills
Industry Research
Stakeholder Management
Career Readiness


    • Securities
    • Derivatives
    • Clearing


  • Treasury &
  • Risk &
  • Global Projects



  • Trading and financing
  • Assists in coordination of new issuance products
  • Manage key relationships for the bank
  • Onboarding of institutional and prime brokerage clients


  • Supports complex products across equity, fixed income, fx, credit and commodities
  • Alignment with business


  • Provides clearing and execution for all major trading products
  • Facilitates custody services across continents over 100+ exchanges

Treasury & Collateral

  • Manage the operational elements for daily funding and liquidity of the firm
  • Oversee the firm’s treasury and payment strategy, overall cash flows and positions

Risk & Control

  • Ensures the integrity of books and records
  • Assessing regulatory requirements and interfacing with regulators frequently
  • Regulatory reporting

Global Project Teams

  • Drive and manage strategic and other reengineering projects across the operations and technology space
About Operations

The Investment Banking Operations division is often described as the ‘complex engine room’ of the organization. Operations spans all product lines including Securities and Derivatives and is integral to all complex trades, transactions and product launches in an investment bank.


What does Operations do?

The Operations division implements and delivers new products as well as provides analytical and processing services that are timely, transparent and integrated. The teams build and maintain strong relationships across internal and external clients globally, as well as in the front office to offer exceptional service in a highly controlled, complex and competitive environment.


Constantly Evolving

Operations is at the forefront of technological advancement and is constantly improving and adapting new businesses and complex products to ensure accurate and efficient execution of processing capabilities. It oversees many regulatory requirements of the bank like the newly introduced Volcker Rule-Dodd Frank Act & Basel 3 and mitigates key operational risk issues as well.

Working in Operations, you can expect to gain experiences that equip you with a rewarding career within the banking industry.


  • Domain Expertise
  • Leadership & Execution Skills
  • Mobility & Global Exposure
  • Bird’s eye View on Industry


Strong Domain Expertise

A career in investment banking Operations helps you develop an in-depth knowledge of finance and investment banking and gain valuable experiences in managing complex products and business initiatives.

Hone Leadership and Execution Skills

As an Operations investment banker, your influence and response to operational, market and product risks will build rewarding client relationships. Essentially, you will be a part of a highly skilled integrated global team that works alongside all areas of complex, fast-moving businesses.

Mobility and Global Exposure

Mobility opportunities in Operations are enormous. They provide better prospects of moving roles laterally across financial services, within the same company. For example, if you support core operations in an equities group, you could easily move across trade lifecycles or support a completely different asset class like fixed income.

Bird’s Eye View on the Banking Industry

A career in Operations exposes you to every facet of the bank – products, technology, trading desks or global management. This experience will help you to understand the whole bank and its inner workings.

Career Path

CIBOP Typical Day

Imarticus training programs are ideal for:
  • Recent Graduates – Bachelors, MBAs, Chartered Accountants and Inter-CA’s
  • Job Seekers and Career Changers – with less than four years of non-relevant experience
  • Current Students pursuing MBA’s, M.Com, exceptional B.Com students, Bachelor and Masters degrees with Finance specializations/interests
  • Investment Banking Lateral Movements
  • Others (for those that are looking to enhance their CV and knowledge in Financial Services)
Admission Process:

Imarticus follows a rolling admission procedure. Please click here to access the Student form. A student representative will be in touch with you within three days of receipt of this form. 


CIBOP Weekday Program: 2 Month Program (240 Hours)

CIBOP Weekend Program: 3.5 Month Program (240 Hours)


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