Certificate in Fund Administration

This qualification from our partner organisation CLTI looks at the practical areas of fund structures and strategies, accounting and valuation, taxation, and regulation for those working in fund administration or support.

Course details

It will enable you to develop an understanding of the funds industry and some of the key roles that support fund operations, and consider the different fund structures, strategies for investment and regulatory obligations.

You will be able to:

  • Fund industry basics - understand the fundamental workings of the fund industry, including relevant terminology, and the roles and responsibilities of the different teams supporting a fund
  • Structures - identify and understand different fund structures and the documents relating to them
  • Strategies - explain the differences between various fund strategies
  • Terminology - be familiar with key terminology and processes in relation to accounting and valuations, and be able to carry out straightforward calculations
  • Taxation - understand the basic principles of the taxation of funds, including VAT and transfer pricing, and be able to carry out straightforward calculations
  • Regulation - understand the key regulation affecting fund administrators and the obligations placed upon the fund administrator by company law and AML provisions
Certificate in Fund Administration



Course fees

Price: £650 + tax

What will I learn?

This qualification covers the following topics:

  • The Fund Industry
  • Fund structures
  • Fund strategies
  • Fund accounting and fund valuations
  • Taxation
  • Regulation

Is this course right for me?

The course has been designed for those who are relatively new to the industry or more experienced practitioners who want to refresh their core knowledge.

Students typically include: Fund administrators, Accounting or finance graduates, Accountants, Auditors, Company secretaries, Compliance professionals, Lawyers/Solicitors, Investment managers and Support staff for custodians, banks or trusts.

Course format

This course is available all year round with no formal intake for study. The programme is delivered entirely online and takes three months to complete. We recommend that you spend four to six hours per week on private study for the three months before taking the examination which can be taken at any time during your 12 months subscription to the course.

Enrolment onto this course will include the following

12 months of access to the online learning platform which contains:

  • E-learning modules, reflecting tasks that are undertaken in practice
  • Self-assessment material providing you with an opportunity to test your understanding at each stage
  • Distance learning support
  • Examination fees

The course is assessed by way of a 90-minute online examination made up of 60 multiple-choice questions.