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CPD July Briefing: Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II

The latest edition of Newsbrief counts as 1 hour of structured CPD and covers the regulatory and marketplace changes that took place during June 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.

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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


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 UK financial services industry, in its European and
global context
− The impact of the EU on UK regulation
Investment principles and risk The macro-economic environment and its impact on
asset classes
− Main long-term UK and global socio-economic trends
Personal tax The UK tax system
− Inheritance tax
− The impact of taxes on individuals, trusts and their
Pensions and retirement planning The political, economic and social context for pensions
− Government’s role, policy and proposed reforms
State schemes and individual pension planning
− Additional past and present state retirement benefits
The aims and objectives of retirement planning and
relevant investment issues
− Alternative solutions for pension income
Protection The range, structure and application of long-term care
insurance to meet financial protection needs
− Long-term care planning



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