Due to the inclement weather on 8 September, the TMA Code Crash Course is now re-scheduled to 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on 13 September 2023, conducted in online format via Zoom.
This crash course and examination are applicable only to (i) non-AI staff members; or (ii) those who become Relevant Practitioners on ECF-TM starting from 2019. (Refer to Note 1)
Note  : Any other individuals performing the job roles outlined in paragraph 3.2 of the guide on ECF-TM but not working in an AI or those specified in paragraph 3.5(a) to (d) of an AI during the grandfathering application period (2 Jan to 31 Dec 2018) may submit their applications to the TMA for grandfathering within three months from the date of joining the Treasury Management functions of an AI and becoming a Relevant Practitioner. However, they should have met all the applicable grandfathering criteria on or before 31 December 2018 as prescribed by the TMA.
Note  : Those who are already Relevant Practitioners on ECF-TM working under AI before 2019 must take the TMA level 2 education programme “Postgraduate Certificate in Banking and Corporate Treasury Management” so as to attain the TMA full membership together with the ECF-TM certification. For details, please click the guide on ECF-TM.
To facilitate financial market practitioners’ understanding of the Code of Conduct and Practice of TMA (TMA Code) in-depth and preparation for the examination on the TMA Code, a crash course and the examination are scheduled as below:
Crash Course on TMA Code
Examination on TMA Code (Advanced Level)
Friday, 8 September 2023
Re-scheduled to 13 September 2023
Tuesday, 19 September 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(registration starts at 3:30pm)
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Face-to-face lesson: Room 5603, 56/F., HKMA Office, Two IFC, Hong Kong
Online via Zoom
Room 5501, 55/F., HKMA office, Two IFC, Hong Kong
25 Multiple Choice questions (passing rate 50%)
HK$1,800 (TMA/non-TMA Members)
(Including registration fee for attending the 3-hour crash course and examination fee)
3 CPD credits
1 CPD credit
Admission as TMA Full Membership (Applicable only to (i) non-AI staff members or; (ii) those who become Relevant Practitioners on ECF-TM starting from 2019 (Refer to Note 1)
The Professional Membership Committee (PMC) of the TMA takes into account the relevant professional qualifications, years of experience and position held of financial market practitioners in considering giving exemption to apply for TMA membership. For the time being, the following qualifications have been considered by the PMC for exemption of the required professional qualifications criteria:
(a) Exemption Policy for holders of relevant internationally recognised qualifications
Without relevant experience:
- A candidate with the qualifications of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) or Financial Risk Management (FRM) but without relevant experience should enroll and pass the Code of Conduct and Practice of the TMA examination (Advanced Level) and meeting other prescribed criteria to attain the TMA Full membership requirement.
(b) Exemption Policy for experienced treasury staff without internationally recognised qualifications
With at least 10 years relevant experience:
- A candidate without qualifications of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) or Financial Risk Management (FRM) but having at least 10 years relevant experience and holding a managerial or specialist position should enroll and pass the Code of Conduct and Practice of the TMA examination (Advanced Level) and meeting other prescribed criteria to attain the TMA Full membership requirement.
Applications under the above exemption criteria will be considered on a case by case basis and will be subject to the final decision and approval of the Membership Sub-Committee and Professional Membership Committee of TMA.
Registration and Payment
This crash course and examination are applicable only to non-AI staff members or those who become Relevant Practitioners on ECF-TM starting from 2019 (Refer to Note 1).
Prior to registration, please read the guide on ECF-TM and market practitioners should be sure that they have fulfilled the above criteria. You may send us a detailed CV listing your working experience (including your company name, title and job duties), education background and professional qualifications e.g. CFA, FRM, CIIA for review.
Seats are limited and will be allocated on first-come-first-served basis, so early registration is encouraged.
Deadline for Registration and Payment: 7 September 2023 or quota is full (whichever is applicable)
CPD & Attendance Certificate
Participants are entitled to receive 3 CPD (TMA) credits and 1 CPD (TMA) credit respectively upon completion of the crash course and examination respectively. TMA is the administrator for the Enhanced Competency Framework on Treasury Management (ECF-TM) and a recognized institution of Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) for providing continuing professional development (CPD) activities. The CPD hours can be used to meet the CPD requirements of the ECF-TM and the SFC. To qualify for the CPD credits or attendance certificate of the seminar, all participants have to sign-in and sign-out. We regret that neither CPD nor attendance certificate will be given to those who are late for the seminar or leave early. TMA Office will update TMA Individual Members’ CPD record after the seminar is held.