Wiley Partners With Christian H. Cooper To Deliver Cutting-Edge Study Materials For FRM® Candidates Worldwide

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Christian Cooper partners with Wiley in the role of lead author and instructor to launch FRM Exam Review study materials.

John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE: JWA and JWB), today announced its partnership with Christian Cooper, previous owner and publisher of frmstudycourse.com, in the creation of its new FRM Exam Review study materials, published on the Efficient Learning platform.

Christian is the lead author and instructor of Wiley’s FRM Exam Review lecture videos, practice questions, study guides and other prep materials for both Part I and Part II of the FRM Exam.

“With Christian’s experience as an FRM candidate and author, Wiley is able to develop a course with content and tools that support FRM candidates on a whole new level,” said David Pugh, VP & Executive Publisher, Knowledge Services, Wiley. “We are committed to building upon Christian’s legacy for delivering study materials that go beyond rote memorization. Our FRM product helps candidates connect the dots between complex risk management concepts, allowing them to more fully master the content. The result is a course that helps candidates earn the FRM designation and succeed in their careers.”

While running frmstudycourse.com, Christian garnered a reputation for helping candidates effectively prepare for and pass the challenging FRM Exam with materials designed from the candidate’s perspective. He has helped thousands of FRM candidates, from over eighty countries, successfully prepare for the FRM Exam.

For Christian, the multi-volume series was created to deliver benefits to candidates well beyond exam day.

“So many years beyond the financial crisis, the financial regulators know what Main Street fears: very little has changed. There remains an immense social cost to mismanaged financial risk.

Over the next 5 years, I estimate the number of worldwide candidates for the FRM will rapidly approach 100,000, and I believe fully half of those practitioners will adopt my program with Wiley as they pursue the designation. This is an extraordinary opportunity to have a conversation with the next generation of traders, bankers, and quants who will be in those seats.

The next financial crisis on the scale of 2008 is already in the making. That is inevitable. What will change is the industry’s response to it, and that response begins to change today. "

This new partnership solidifies Wiley position as an educational leader within the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Program. Wiley’s FRM Exam Review materials will be hosted on the Efficient Learning platform, which also provides the technology backbone for Wiley’s market-leading CPA, CMA, CFA®, CMT and FINRA online review courses and certification materials. Learn more at http://www.efficientlearning.com.

About Wiley:
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.

About the Author:
Christian H. Cooper is a graduate of King College and holds both the CFA and FRM designations. He is the former head of interest rate derivatives trading at an investment bank in New York and has recently launched the hedge fund Qanat Capital. Pending the International Atomic Energy Agency’s certification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and authorization by US regulators, Qanat Capital will begin trading in March of 2016 focusing on publicly traded securities in a post-sanctions Iran. Qanat Capital plans a first round capital raise of $400 Million.

Mr. Cooper is a Truman National Security Fellow, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and active with the Aspen Institute. He lives and works in Lower Manhattan and in the Velenjak neighborhood of northern Tehran.

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