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Recommendation Letter Templates

SIP E-Courses  

For descriptions of these courses and additional eLearning courses offered by SOF, click on the courses below or go to the eLearning page.
SIP Level I
  US Corporate Actions Introduction
  US Securities Industry Basics
  US Corporate Actions Types
  US Brokerage Processing
  US Custody Processing
  Ethical and Professional Standards
SIP Level II
  US Corporate Actions Processing
SIP Level I
  US Instruments - Equities
  US Instruments - Fixed Income
  US Investment Management Processing
SIP Level II
  US Mutual Funds Introduction
  Foreign Currency Processing
  International Regulations and Standards
  International Markets and Instruments
  International Securities Processing
SIP Level III
  Internet and Technology
SIP Level II
  US Listed Equity Options
SIP Level III
  US Instruments - Structured Securities
  US Margin Lending and Processing
SIP Level I
  US Regulators and Legislation
  US Trading
SIP Level II
  Global Custody Processing
  US Corporate Actions Information
  International Securities Participants
  Operations Risk and Compliance
SIP Level III
  Introduction to US Trust
  US Instruments - Derivatives
  US Mutual Fund Processing
  US Securities Lending
  US Instruments - Credit Derivatives

Recommendation Letter Templates

All candidates must submit at least one recommendation to enter the program.

Additional recommendations may be required to waive minimum education or to waive minimum experience. Please see the SIP Credential Requirements for education and experience requirements.

Recommendations should be completed by a manager senior to the candidate. All required recommendations must be completed by different people.

The recommendation letters should be written on company letterhead and
signed by the recommender.

The following points should be addressed in the recommendation letters:

How long the recommender has known the candidate
How long the recommender has worked with the candidate
An assessment of the quality of the candidate's work experience
An assessment of the candidate's character and professionalism
An assessment of the candidate's ability to complete the course work
An assessment of the candidate's future potential in the securities
industry

The templates provided show sample text for each type of recommendation.

Recommendation Letter Templates
Basic Recommendation to enter the program
Recommendation to waive the minimum years of experience. This recommendation should be by the candidate's supervisor
Recommendation to waive the minimum education
Recommendation to allow the candidate to by-pass the courses with Level I Test-Out Option
Recommendation to allow the candidate to by-pass the courses with Level II Test-Out Option
Recommendation required to allow the candidate to by-pass the courses with Level III Test-Out Option