Open Page Learning is an Accredited Training Partner of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and works with a range of leading firms.

Director and lead tutor Paul Darroch Groden is a former Oxford scholar, winner of the Shell Economist International Writing Prize and the author of two books. He’s past president of CISI in Jersey and is on the Editorial Panel of CISI’s “The Review” magazine.

Eventually, everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is key.

Charles Eames (1907- 1978)


Our Courses

CISI Professional Qualifications

As an Accredited Training Partner of CISI, we offer a wide range of CISI professional qualifications. From the Introduction to Securities and Investment (ISI) to the Level 4 Investment Advice Diploma (IAD) and the Level 6 PCIAM, we can provide exam-focused tuition for firms and individuals in the investment sector.

As a past president of CISI in Jersey and member of the Editorial Panel of CISI’s “The Review” magazine, lead tutor Paul is ideally placed to guide students through this suite of qualifications.


This popular programme covers vital knowledge for new joiners and early career professionals in the international funds industry.

  • Explore core concepts in the international funds sector.
  • Empower your teams with essential knowledge of fund structures, asset classes and the regulatory environment.
  • Keep up to date with the latest industry developments.


Author and prizewinning writer Paul Darroch Groden teaches the essentials of business communication.

  • Learn how to structure your presentations, reports and emails for maximum impact.
  • Discover how to use the spoken word to influence clients and colleagues.
  • Learn techniques to boost your confidence when presenting.

Agile and Lean

Learn essential skills from an experienced Six Sigma Black Belt who has led the Agile programme at an international bank.

  • Understand the power of flow and how to make your work visible.
  • Learn how to eliminate bottlenecks, identify root causes and rapidly iterate projects.
  • Leave with a toolbox of Lean techniques to drive your personal productivity.

Meet Paul

Paul founded Open Page Learning after two decades working for major finance firms in securitisation, retail structured products and change management.

Paul gained a first-class degree in Modern History from Oxford University, where he was a Centenary Scholar at St Hugh’s College. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in Business Studies with Distinction from the London School of Economics. He is a Fellow of CIMA and a Chartered Fellow of CISI.

He is a winner of the Shell Economist Writing Prize and is the author of two published books. He sits on the Editorial Panel of CISI’s The Review magazine and is a recent President of CISI in Jersey.

Thank you once again for your great contribution to the module and our students. We felt very honoured to host you as Guest Lecturer for International Finance.

Paul has a unique way of engaging with you as a teacher and speaker that is truly authentic, honest and inspiring. He is a hugely knowledgeable subject matter expert and a master trainer in his field. He also has a wicked sense of humour and so each session is not only super informative, but great fun too.

Paul is a passionate life-long learner and incredible natural teacher and presenter. I would highly recommend working with Paul, as he is one of those rare thinkers who can turn lucid ideas into tangible results.

Paul’s passion and enthusiasm are contagious. I always enjoy listening to Paul sharing his vast knowledge and experience.

Are you a firm or student looking for bespoke financial or soft skills training?

Please drop us a line and let’s see how we can help.

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