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

Contents

Financial services regulation and ethics

Investment principles and risk

Personal tax

Pensions and retirement planning

Protection

ApEx standards covered in this edition of Newsbrief:

ApEx standards
Subject area Learning outcome and indicative content
Updating your knowledge of regulatory changes FCA’s responsibilities and approach to regulation
− The regulatory advice framework in practice for the
consumer
Client relationships and adviser responsibilities
Updating your knowledge of marketplace changes  The macro-economic environment and its impact on asset classes
− Overview of world economies and globalisation of
markets
The characteristics, tax treatment, inherent risks and
behaviours of investment products
− Collectives vs direct investment
Defined contribution schemes
− Scheme options, limitations and restrictions
How the tax regime applies to pensions planning
− Tax treatment of other scheme types
The range, structure and application of life assurance and
pension based policies to meet financial protection needs

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