ZISHI Trading Courses
Accredited Trading Qualifications
Browse our world class qualifications, advanced trading diplomas and specialist resources to find the best trading courses and qualifications to learn how to trade with impact.
Sitting within the ZISHI knowledge suite is Cornerstone, a centralised learning platform offering a series of industry recognised, accredited financial trading courses and qualifications. Available to graduates and non-graduates alike, each carefully tailored course or advanced trading diploma has been developed in collaboration with professional associations, to deliver advanced precision learning and an unrivalled skillset for graduates to thrive in the finance sector.
The Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading is our gold standard on learning. Developed collaboratively with employers in finance, the qualification is formally recognised and offers a solid opportunity for progression into the industry.
The Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Options trading provides successful graduates with a solid foundation into options trading and trading technologies via a blend of market relevant theory and advanced applied learning.
Rob Russell, Global Head of Professional Qualifications, ZISHI
Developed in collaboration with employers and professional associations, the Level 3 Financial Trading Diploma delivers foundational level knowledge, transferable skills and core competencies in learning how to become a trader.
This certificate provides foundational knowledge and acts as an introduction into capital markets, learners will gain core insights into operations and industry transferable soft-skills.
Keith’s first foray into the world of trading was a back-office role for German Investment Bank Helaba followed by Trade Support at Credit Suisse. From the start, he knew he wanted the front office experience. So he took a leap of faith, and remortgaged his home to start trading his own account when OSTC was still Trading Connections back in 2000.
Gradually, he moved away from trading his own account to working with a group of traders under the (by now) OSTC model. More recently, Keith has moved into the eLearning division of the business. He now helps head up ZISHI – something he feels proud to be involved with as part of OSTC’s diversifying portfolio of brands.
Simon runs ZISHI training workshops, plus consultancy and coaching projects. He has trained delegates from many of the world’s top industrial and manufacturing companies and is particularly skilled in explaining complex strategies in a simple manner. Simon was a derivatives trader for many years and his experience of risk-averse trading has been of particular value to audiences and clients around the globe. He favours a blended approach to education, using a mixture of classroom lessons and digital solutions.
Bill worked at a hedge fund from 2008 to 2010 and has trading experience of all asset classes, including equities, fixed income and commodities. He’s also the author of ‘Equity and Index Options Explained’. When asked what he feels the biggest shift is in learning over the past 10 years, Bill says, “a move towards using a blended (digital and physical face-to-face) methodology, something Simon and I deliver to great effect in all our trading trainings, masterclasses and coaching programmes.”
With over 20 years’ experience in finance, Rob Russell’s trading roots have seen him traverse a variety of senior roles including Head of Derivatives at Sanlam UK and later on, Managing Director with Divento Financials. He went onto develop the educational arm of the business and the first-ever regulated, portfolio evidenced, Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading.
Rob’s current position in OSTC Group sees him addressing social mobility issues and empowering individuals from all backgrounds – including sport – to gain a foothold in finance. He sits on the advisory panel for the Sutton Trust and its Pathways to Banking and Finance programme.
Holding a Degree in Banking, Corporate, Finance and Securities Law, Antoine’s career has traversed the world of law and trading and saw him create a pioneering trading programme for a leading proprietary trading house in London. In 2018, Antoine co-founded Minerva Capital Markets: a training provider offering employer-led, work-ready education. At Minerva, he created the first BSc Honours Degree in Financial Trading and Investment Management (incorporating a Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading) and developed key partnerships in sports career transition for top athletes. Now Antoine thrives in his role as Head of Delivery, Professional Qualifications for ZISHI.
Hannah originally began her OSTC career as a Trader in 2009. She has a wide range of experience in Futures markets, from energy to soft commodities, metals and interest rates, and focused much of her activity on world-leading exchanges including ICE, CME and EUREX. In 2018 she changed direction to join OSTC’s central knowledge suite, ZISHI. As Head of Education, Hannah supports all educational initiatives and offers hands-on support for our global network of universities, as well as core guidance on the programmes and eLearning that’s available via the ZISHI Adaptive module.
Working for ZISHI Cornerstone as Business Development Executive, George manages Volcube, a unique options market-making simulator that has been incorporated into many leading UK and overseas university programmes. Managing relationships with Volcube university clients, George plays a key role implementing ZISHI’s accredited trading qualifications into syllabuses worldwide. As someone who trained in the ZISHI Level 5 Advanced Diploma himself, George says of his job, “It’s really helped to advance my public speaking and business management. But the biggest highlight is the people; it’s a fantastic environment to work and learn.”
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