The core knowledge program covers the basic knowledge required, namely the role and organization of financial market institutions, trade and post-trade functions, the custodian activities and an overview of the financial market instruments. On successful completion, the Federal Diploma of technician in financial market operations FMT is awarded.

Factsheet Brochure | Registration
Schedule FMT – 2024 – Zurich
Schedule FMT – 2024 – Geneva
Information on the examinations

Target Audience

The program is aimed at operations professionals in middle and back office, accounting, internal and external audit, risk management/control and IT in banks, insurance companies, with outsourcing partners or providers of IT services.


  • The course includes teaching in classroom/via zoom.
  • The study material on the learning platform includes the complete syllabus and contains course documents, videos, a forum, past exams with solutions and exam simulation with test questions.
  • Course material is in English (English level B2 is recommended). Teaching language is German or French.

Subsidies of the Swiss Confederation

Students having paid the training expenses themselves are entitled to reclaim 50% of the costs from the Swiss Confederation.


The training is part-time and a minimum of work experience in finance is required to obtain the diploma. Details can be found in the factsheet.


Certificate DE

Certificate FR

Diploma suppl.