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CPD August Briefing: C4 advisory firms get guidelines

The latest edition of Newsbrief counts as 1 hour of structured CPD and covers the regulatory and marketplace changes that took place during July 2014. Visit the Money Marketing CPD Centre to answer 10 multiple choice questions and complete this CPD activity.

Just click into your CPD Plan and you’ll find each month’s marketplace changes round-up in your activity list.

Not yet registered? Join for free today at www.ifacpd.com and access more than 35 hours of independent, accredited CPD learning content. 

Learning objectives (full list of ApEx standards covered below)

Learning objectives

By reading this edition of Newsbrief and completing the MCQ test online you will be able to:

  • Update your knowledge of marketplace changes
  • Update your knowledge of regulatory changes

Contents

Financial services regulation and ethics

Investment principles and risk

Personal tax

Pensions and retirement planning

ApEx standards covered in this edition of Newsbrief:

Subject area Learning outcome and indicative content
Financial services regulation and ethics The regulation of financial services
− Additional oversight
Investment principles and risk The characteristics, inherent risks, behaviour and
correlation of asset classes
− Property
− Cash and cash equivalents
− Alternative investments such as commodities, fine art
etc
The macro-economic environment and its impact on
asset classes
− Economic and financial cycles
Personal tax The UK tax system
− UK tax compliance
Pensions and retirement planning The political, economic and social context for pensions
planning
− Government’s role, policy and proposed reforms
− Corporate responsibilities and pension provision
State schemes and individual pension planning
− Additional past and present state retirement benefits
The aims and objectives of retirement planning and
relevant investment issues
− Investments to meet retirement objectives

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