The Leading Financial Market Association

The wholesale financial markets are dynamic and fast changing and these conditions demand highly qualified people with wide-ranging market skills and knowledge.

ACI Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA) is a leading global trade association representing the interests of the professional wholesale financial markets community.


The ACI South Africa board is nominated
annually by the ACI membership, and once
every 3 years for the roles of President, Vice president, Treasurer and Secretary.


The ACI certification is internationally recognised and is accredited by many regulators globally.
The FSB in SA has recognised the ACI Dealing Certificate.

FX Global Code

The FX Global Code is the industry standard, and the cornerstone of the ACI. The Code provides unparalleled opportunity for professionals.

With the support of the ACI member’s network, and engagement with the industry, we offer a solution that empowers employers to provide and demonstrate the concrete steps they are taking to ensure all of their staff are continuously educated and kept current with the ever evolving developments within Financial Markets.

ACI also provides solutions to ensure members are aware of and adhere to the highest ethical standards of conduct.

Business Strategy
Global Trade

ACI’s Education Program provides a globally acknowledged, portable, professional qualification that enhances career prospects, improves job performance, and sets benchmarks within the industry.

ACI regularly communicates with a wide range of national Regulators on the education and training of market participants.

ACI also works closely with regulatory bodies across the globe to ensure that market standards, ACI’s examinations and regulatory requirements all find common ground.

Joining ACI is joining a worldwide professional and multi-faceted expert team perpetually adapting to the fast moving world.

Stephane Malrait

Stéphane Malrait

ACI FMA Chairman

"ACI FMA’s global reach and long history in education, ethics, and diverse membership has created an international community with local representation.

The deep local knowledge of our members and strong transnational network, supported by central coordination, puts ACI FMA in a unique position that assists the Financial Services Market Participants to adapt rapidly to the evolution of our Industry."

ACI South Africa’s Vision Statement

“To inspire ethical conduct through education in the South African financial markets. To provide our members with a platform for continuous learning and engagement through ACI’s global and local networks.”