Who We Are

Finance & Risk Institute (FRI) was founded by Jad G. Doumith CFA, FRM and Georges Doumith in 2011 and is dedicated to the promotion of financial and risk management knowledge in Lebanon and the Middle East Region. It was established with the strong desire to provide the highest quality in finance and risk management education, trainings and preparatory courses for international certifications.

FRI relies on a team of highly skilled lecturers and instructors who are recognized and successful professionals in the fields of finance and risk management and hold the relevant certifications or possess the required academic and professional background to fulfill their mission in the most optimal way.

FRI is today the undisputed leader in Lebanon for preparatory classes for all levels of the CFA and FRM exams, as we serve more than 150 candidates annually with unmatched pass rates and flawless candidate satisfaction. FRI is also a key player in the fields of seminars and workshops for finance and risk practitioners as all our events are regularly attended by participants from most banks in the Lebanese Banking Sector, particularly delegates from the largest ten banks in the country.

What We Do

FRI specializes in 3 main areas with the clear intent to satisfy the quest for knowledge of banking and investment professionals, including among others, risk managers and practitioners, auditors and accountants, financial analysts and banking employees.

FRI provides the most complete, flexible and highest quality preparatory courses for the most widely recognized finance, risk management and accounting certifications such as the CFA®, FRM and CMA programs. FRI takes pride in its team of unique instructors, all certified in the relevant program and having more than 300 hours of teaching experience.

FRI specializes in the area of finance and risk managemet trainings for banks, financial institutions and individuals who wish to stay on top of current financial knowledge. With its team of highly competent lecturers who also occupy senior positions in the industry, FRI is able to provide relevant, up to date and practical trainings and seminars in areas such as Risk Management, Financial Statements Analysis, Derivatives and Financial Instruments among many others.

FRI is also committed to catering for the particular needs of some finance and risk management professionels by providing complete one-topic seminars that are specially designed to include ALL the material adopted by the most recognized programs such as the CFA®, FRM and CMA programs. Those seminars are mostly intended for people who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge in one or several particular areas in Accounting, Finance or Risk Management without the obligation to study for the entire program.

Why Us

FRI is today the undisputed leader in Lebanon for preparatory classes for all levels of the CFA® and FRM exams, as we serve more than 150 candidates annually with unmatched pass rates and flawless customer satisfaction.

FRI offers you the best study books packages as we've been the first institute in Lebanon to adopt the Wiley CFA® textbooks. The Wiley packages we propose are the most economical alternative for any CFA® candidate on top of being of the highest possible quality. In addition, whether you study with the material of any content provider or with the CFA® institute original textbooks, our courses are specifically designed to address ALL issues in every topic. FRI provides you with lectures that are very exam focused while also being very practical and adapted to your professional career.

Our sessions are heavily oriented towards problem solving and exam like exercises.

At FRI, we devote all our energy to help candidates pass their certifications exams. Our representatives always put the best interest of candidates first when advising for the suitable program and accompany them indefectibly till they successfully complete their exams.

At FRI, instructors are deeply motivated to help candidates in their professional careers as we are regularly solicited by Banks and Financial Institutions requesting professional and knowledgeable candidates. As such, we automatically refer many of our candidates to institutions seeking to employ professionals in the Banking sector.

Besides offering the most comprehensive and in-depth courses in the market, FRI gives you the flexibility to register on a topic by topic basis instead of paying for a full course fee. This provides you with the double benefit of not paying for topics that you already have a good grip at and focus on those areas where you need support, and have valuable flexibility in managing your time and study plan.

Seminars & Corporate Trainings

FRI is a key player in the fields of seminars and workshops for finance and risk practitioners as all our events are regularly attended by participants from most banks in the Lebanese Banking Sector, particularly delegates from the largest ten banks in the country. With its team of highly qualified lecturers and instructors who occupy senior positions in the Banking & Finance industry, FRI offers the most relevant and practical seminars and training programs for banks and financial institutions as well as trainings and workshops for companies operating outside of the banking industry.

Our seminars and workshops are designed by professional experts with the clear objective of delivering the highest quality services while remaining extremely practical and adapted to the realities of the current market and the needs of participants. By staying on top of innovations and news in the local and international markets and regularly surveying participants in the Banking & Finance industry, FRI is able to timely meet their current needs and propose relevant and useful training programs. Starting 2015, FRI hosted several seminars and trainings for regional and international Banks.

Focused Seminars

Finance & Risk Institute considers the focused seminars it offers, as a contribution to the dissemination of knowledge and an efficient way to enhance the skills of participants. These one-topic, focused seminars are entirely based on the curriculum of the most prestigious international certifications and specifically designed to help individulas quickly and effectivley improve their skills in one or several areas in Finance and Risk Management, such as Derivatives or Fixed Income Instruments & Markets. As such, these intensive seminars are addressed to individuals who wish to gain an advanced level of knowledge in a particular area without going through the long process of studying for and earning an international certification. They are also an effective tool for companies wishing to improve the skills of employees in a particular department or section of their organization.

Mission & Vision

FRI Mission

The mission of Finance & Risk Institute is to provide the highest quality in finance and risk management education by catering for the needs of different finance professionals. We are commited not only to help candidates pass their exams and obtain their certifications, but also and most importantly to communicate real knowledge and full understanding of the material. We are also commited to providing the most relevant, practical and up to date seminars, lectures and workshops that are specifically designed to address current issues in banking, finance and risk management.

FRI Vision

Finance & Risk Institute will actively participate in the promotion and spreading out of finance and risk mamagement knowledge and considers its role as a significant contribution to all the efforts aimed at improving the performance of working professionals by raising the standards of education and investment knowledge. With its unique teaching system where no concept is left unexplained and candidates and participants are always challenged to go deep behind any idea to understand the real foundation of finance and risk management tools, FRI plans on contributing to strenghten the industry with stronger, more rigorous and more knowledgable working professionals.

Identity

Our logo represents the initials of Finance & Risk Institute, along with three pillars that symbolize excellence, perseverance and polyvalence which are our core values and the ones we strive to communicate to every candidate, professional or company we work with. The three pillars also represent the pillars of Hercules on which the latin inscription Nec Plus Ultra (Nothing Further Beyond) is written, symbolizing our hard commitment and never ending quest to provide quality in what we do that is hard to surpass.

The Team

Finance and Risk Institute's most valuable asset is undoubtedly its team of highly skilled and unique lecturers and instructors. Lead by our Founder and CEO, Jad G. Doumith, CFA, FRM, our team of instructors are certified or Phd's and possess the adequate and relevant working experience to take the learning experience of all candidates and participants beyond academic theory.