DEFINITION of 'Canadian Securities Institute - CSI'

Canada's leading provider of professional credentials and compliance programs for the financial services industry. The Canadian Securities Institute was created in 1970 and has served an excess of 700,000 professionals over more than four decades. The non-profit Canadian Securities Institute was transformed into the for-profit CSI Global Solutions in 2003. CSI offers over 170 courses for the securities, wealth management, commercial banking and insurance industries. It is the sole provider of the well-recognized Canadian Securities Course, the basic requirement for qualification as a licensed securities dealer in Canada.

BREAKING DOWN 'Canadian Securities Institute - CSI'

Through its global partners, CSI also provides financial proficiency training in a number of regions across the world including China, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Central America.

In November 2010, CSI was acquired by Moody's Corporation for C$155 million and commenced operating as a separate company within Moody's Analytics.

Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), Canada's stock exchanges and Canada's securities regulatory commissions all endorse the CSI.

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