South African Institute of Financial Markets
The South African Financial Markets Journal

Welcome to the South African Institute of Financial Markets

SAIFM is the leading professional institute for financial markets practitioners offering prescribed exams (assessments) for various roles and functions in the securities markets and such ancillary services as may promote professionalism and integrity in the financial markets.

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NOTE: Our offices will be closed on Thursday 26 November 2015 from 12H00 and will reopen at 08H00 on Friday 27 November 2015

With effect from 1 November 2015 the exam questions for the JSE Derivatives Compliance Officer Exam will be based on new study material (September 2015 edition). If you have purchased the exam and intend writing on or after 1 November 2015, please contact our offices so that we can email the updated September 2015 material to you as it will only be available for download on 1 November 2015.

New classes of membership introduced.

SAIFM strives to promote the financial markets industry and the practitioners (including corporate entities) who are active in the industry by providing professional training and other activities with a view to promote the objectives specified in the Charter. Membership therefore should encompass the broad spectrum of activities in the markets and provide the possibility of progression through the various classes of membership. For more info regarding the various classes of membership and benefits thereof CLICK HERE


Our prices have increased with effect from 1 August 2015. If payment was made before 1 August but proof thereof not sent and confirmed received by SAIFM prior to 1 August, when prices increased, the new price will be applicable.

CLICK HERE for the new price list


Trying to decipher which examinations are required for specific functions can be quite confusing to the prospective financial market practitioner.

To this end SAIFM has summarised the various rules and directives of the exchanges and regulators in order to shed some light on the requirements and assist in making the correct decision when choosing examinations.

SAIFM occasionally emails vacancy adverts on behalf of companies looking to recruit specifically within the financial markets industry.
Click to get more info and to sign up to receive these adverts, or to advertise a vacancy


Learning material is amended from time to time and while every attempt is made to notify registered students of such updates, strict email filters and incorrectly supplied email addresses could hinder the delivery of such notices.

Recent updates include:

JSE Equity Compliance Officer Exam based on new study material (May 2015 edition) with effect from 21 August 2015.

Regulation and Ethics of the SA Financial Market based on new study material (May 2015 edition) with effect from 15 June 2015.

Remember to always check our website to see if there are any notices of updated learning material before booking an appointment to take the exam.

There are some phishers who have copied our logo and are sending letters out claiming to be employees of SAIFM and offering to share a vast amount of money with the recipient. If you receive such an email, please delete it and do not communicate with the sender.

Remember that whenever you are solicited by email by somebody you do not know and who wants your "help" with getting some money, it is always an attempt to con you out of your money.

Also remember that if any bank emails you with a link that you need to click on to log in to your bank account, it is a scam. Just delete the email and do not communicate with the sender.



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