Financial Markets Internship

Financial Markets Internship

The next FMI program starts on July 8, 2019.

What is the FMI?

IOTAF’s Financial Markets & Internship (FMI) Program is a specialized six-weeks finance and trading training course that provides students and recent graduates with a competitive edge kickstarting their career in the finance industry. The program offers the real-world experience demanded by tier-one banks and top financial firms.

In this unique mentorship program, you will gain relevant career experience in a specific area of interest, whether it is quantitative finance, analysis and research, financial journalism or trading. It is taught live (i.e. not online) at our classroom and professional trading floor in the Old Port of Montreal by industry experts.

The program focuses on understanding macro fundamental analysis and central bank monetary policies and applying them to quantitative and qualitative modellings to help forecast financial market assets like stocks, bonds, commodities or forex currency pairings. Divided into two sections, students will spend the first two weeks in the classroom learning theory and the second part of the program is hands-on practice on the trading floor in a rotational assignment program to gain relevant investment banking experience that will help prop. traders successful trade off their research and recommendation. Assignments include daily forecast and expectations, macro and central bank research, prop. trading and quantitative modellings and more.

Upon completion, will receive a Financial Market Internship Certificate from IOTAF, be integrated into the IOTAF alumni/community and helped with job placements through our network. Apply now!

The next session begins on May 13, 2019!

If you have the dedication and drive to succeed, then we would like to hear from you.

FMI structure

The first two weeks will be spent in class at IOTAF, learning and revising the theory. Followed by four weeks of rotational internship at OCRAM Captial:

Week 3 – Macro Data Research

Week 4 – Central Bank Research

Week 5 – Trading and Risk Management (assisting a professional trader)

Week 6 – Special Projects

What will you get?

IOTAF FMI diploma

Ocram Capital letter of reference

Help with job placement

It also includes

Lifetime Community Membership

When we ask our students what they find so valuable about our courses, one of the first things they say is the community. At IOTAF we foster a highly collaborative and tight-knit community of traders that communicate on a regular basis through our online channels. The learning doesn’t stop when you leave the IOTAF classroom.

Free Access for a limited time to the Agora Information system

Getting ahead of the news is the most important factor when trading the markets. Political developments, new government regulations, critical technical levels – these can all impact the price in a major way, and being among the first to find out can give you a huge advantage. We have designed a state of the art platform monitors the internet and scrapes all the most relevant information to present it as easy to read headlines and alerts.

Live Streams and Historical Recording of all classes

Every single class we do is recorded and live streamed. This way it does not matter if you are not able to attend a specific class you can watch the class on your mobile, at your home or watch the course at a later time.

Access to Top Research News Feeds & Technology

Our trading floor is equipped with multi-screen stadiums, the fastest connections, and premier news and squawk services so that you can trade as effectively as possible.

Ongoing Personal Mentoring

Our instructors, who are successful professional traders, make themselves readily available to spend one-on-one time with you on the trading floor and can always answer your questions via online communications (even after you graduate!).

Experience on a Live Trading Floor

What better way to learn than to shadow and/or trade alongside a team of highly experienced professional traders and financial analysts? We encourage our students to watch and ask questions while we work so that you can learn from our experience.

Reduced Rates

All students who take our intensive boot camp programs and wish to join us for the Masters in Trading Program down the road will receive a reduced rate. While all students to join the Masters in Trading Program have the ability to take boot camp programs for free.


$3,250 + taxes (or the equivalent in cryptocurrency)

NEW: It is possible to finance the FMI fees with Visa Accord D. You can choose between 6, 12, 24, 36 or 48 equal instalments.

Sign up now

We have only a limited number of places. To sign up, contact us at 514-439-8644 or drop us a line at info@iotaf.com

What our graduates are saying about the FMI

“The learning environment in IOTAF is very vibrant, and we got to work side by side of traders and learn about their strategies. The weekly strategy sessions equip us with the active thinking ability and practical experiences that are not taught at school. Overall, the FMI program at IOTAF has exceeded my expectations.” – Ting Huang 2016

“As a finance undergrad, I can say that the FMI program is unlike any university program that I have taken. In the time spent working with IOTAF and Ocram Capital I have learned so much about the different facets of the financial market and was given an opportunity to practice the different responsibilities on a live trading floor, from analyzing daily market movements to various quant projects, Central Bank analysis and real live trading! What made it even better is how passionate everyone is at what they’re doing. Everyone is willing to teach and learn from each other, making this the best environment to improve myself.” – AJ Ong 2016

“The FMI program is literally the best complementary course for those who were taught in university. It brings the theories we learnt in finance and economics to the real world. We also got chances here at IOTAF to experience the real trading floor with professional traders and participate in research desk work. Thanks IOTAF for the knowledge and experience.” – T.L. 2016

“I’m a second-year finance student at McGill University that enrolled in the FMI and MIT courses. University is great to learn the very basics about the financial markets, but IOTAF gave me the knowledge I truly needed to succeed in such markets. The teachers truly care about your success and will do everything in their power to make sure you succeed. When you take the program, you become a member of the IOTAF family for life.” – Yanick G.2014

FMI calendar for 2019*

FMI July – from July 8 to August 16

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change without prior notice.

Ready to take your career to the next level?

Get in touch with us to reserve your seat in this class, or to request a tour of our trading floor before you start the course. We’re also happy to answer any questions you may have.

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