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CPD September Briefing: FCA releases thematic reviews

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

Mortgages

ApEx standards covered in this edition of Newsbrief:

Subject area Learning outcome and indicative content
Financial services regulation and ethics The regulatory advice framework in practice for the
consumer
− Client relationships and adviser responsibilities
Investment principles and risk The characteristics, inherent risks, behaviour and
correlation of asset classes
− Cash and cash equivalents
The macro-economic environment and its impact on
asset classes
− Main long-term UK and global socio-economic trends
− The key economic indicators
The characteristics, tax treatment, inherent risks and
behaviours of investment products
− Collective vs direct investment
Personal tax The UK tax system
− UK tax compliance
− Residence and domicile
Mortgages The house-buying process
− The mortgage and buying process

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