Investment Advisor Certification (IAC)

The Investment Advisor Certification (IAC) consists of three units, "Introduction to UK Regulations and Professional Integrity", "Introduction to Investment Risk and Taxation" and "Introduction to Derivatives", giving our students comprehensive knowledge and a good understanding. Approximate total study time is 140 hours per unit

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Created by CIFA Education Management Last updated Mon, 14-Jun-2021 English
What will I learn?
  • Introduction to UK Regulation & Professional Integrity
  • Introduction to Investment Risk & Taxation
  • Introduction to Derivatives

Curriculum for this course
43 Chapters
Unit 1 Introduction to UK Regulation and Professional Integrity
20 Chapters
  • Chapter 1 UK Financial Markets
  • Chapter 1 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 2 UK Financial Services & Risks
  • Chapter 2 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 3 Contract & Trust: Legal Framework
  • Chapter 3 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 4 Professionalism and Ethics
  • Chapter 4 Rview Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 5 Regulators of the UK Financial Services
  • Chapter 5 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 6 Governance, Principles & Regulations (FCA & PRA)
  • Chapter 6 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 7 Competence of Companies & Individuals (FCA & PRA)
  • Chapter 7 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 8 Regulations Relating to Financial Crime
  • Chapter 8 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 9 Complaints & Redress
  • Chapter 9 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 10 COBS: Conduct of Business Sourcebook of the FCA
  • Chapter 10 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 1 The Various Types of Asset Classes
  • Chapter 1 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 2 The Macroeconomic Environment
  • Chapter 2 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 3 Investment Risk and Return: The Basic Principles
  • Chapter 3 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 4 Investor and Investment Taxation
  • Chapter 4 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 5 Types of Investment Products
  • Chapter 5 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 6 Planning and Constructing Portfolios
  • Chapter 6 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 7 Providing Investment Advice
  • Chapter 7 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 8 Performance and Reviewing of Portfolios
  • Chapter 8 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 1 Overview of Derivatives
  • Chapter 2 Futures and Forwards
  • Chapter 3 Options
  • Chapter 4 Gearing
  • Chapter 5 Liquidity
  • Chapter 6 Over-the-Counter v Exchange Traded Products
  • Chapter 7 Markets & Participants
Requirements
  • Level 3 qualifications or equivalent
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Description

The CIFA Investment Advisor Certificate (IAC) programme is an in-depth, graduate entry-level certification designed to give our financial students a structured e-learning programme that introduces them to the UK regulations and professional ethics; investment risk and taxation: and derivatives - all of which are critical elements of continuing professional development within the investment profession. 

 

The CIFA Investment Advisor Certificate is suitable for  graduates, beginning their career, who need to enhance their knowledge and showcase their commitment to further development in the financial industry, prior to undertaking FCA regulated qualifications.


Unit 1 "Introduction to UK Financial Regulation & Professional Integrity" consists of 10 chapters covering:

UK Financial Markets

UK Financial Services & Risk

Contract & Trust: Legal Framework

Professionalism and Ethics

 Regulators of the K Financial Services

Governance, Principles & Regulations (FCA & PRA)

Competence of Companies & Individuals (FCA & PRA)

Regulations Relating to Financial Crime 

Complaints & Redress

COBS: Conduct of Business Sourcebook of the FCA



Unit 2 "Introduction to Investment Risk & Taxation" consists of 8 chapters covering:

Various Types of Asset Classes

The Macroeconomic Environment

Investment Risk & Return: The Basic Principles

Investor & Investment Taxation

Types of Investment Products

Planning and Constructing Portfolios

Providing Investment Advice

Performance & Reviewing of Portfolios


Unit 3 "Derivatives" consists of 7 chapters covering:

Introduction to Derivatives

Futures & Forwards

Options

Gearing

Liquidity

Over-the-Counter v Exchange Traded Products

Markets & Participants

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The CIFA is proud to be providing professional online study solutions worldwide.

The Certified Institute for Further Accreditation (CIFA) is a training provider that develops professional certifications, tailored to highly specialist fields of employment.

Our entry-level certifications are designed to enable students to develop a basic knowledge of their specialist field prior to sitting professional qualifications by awarding bodies.

We focus on hard to enter niche industries including finance, languages and health and business-related topics.

We work with academics from universities worldwide and industry experts to author our certification programmes and pride ourselves on our dedication to the development of our students.

The CIFA is a name in education that you can rely on for professional development and globally recognised qualifications.

We believe in the sharing of knowledge and providing the world with the highest standards of education across various sectors.

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