Member of the Chartered Institute For Securities and Investments
MCSI membership is full membership of the CISI, and denotes a high level of achievement and competence. It is awarded to those with a suitable combination of qualifications and experience
CF2 - Investment and Risk (CII)
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the risks involved.
J04 - Pension Funding Options (CII)
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: main tax and legal frameworks that govern the accumulation phase of building up retirement benefits under registered pension schemes; features of defined contribution and defined benefit pensions; choices faced by early leavers and use of transfer value analysis; State retirement benefits available, including the risks and suitability of contracting out of the State Second Pension.
G10 - Taxation and Trusts (CII)
This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of the UK tax system, the law and practice of trusts, but also an ability to advise individual clients on the tax treatment of their investments and the use of trusts to meet their current and foreseeable future needs.
APFS - Associate, Personal Finance Society (PFS)
To achieve the Associateship grade, individuals would be required to have 6 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.
Diploma In Financial Planning (CII)
This qualification develops advanced technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas.
Advanced Diploma In Financial Planning (CII)
This qualification enables professional advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities, covers topics like: personal tax and trust, business financial, pension and investment planning.
Chartered Financial Planner (CII)
Having achieved the APFS designation, advisers can go onto to achieve this recognisable benchmark of quality and ethical practice for financial services professionals, elevating financial planning and advice in the public eye to the same standing as other Chartered professions. The holder must demonstrate a combination of experience, financial qualifications, ongoing educational activity (continuous professional development) and ethical behaviour.
AF5 - Financial Planning Process (CII)
This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
K20 - Pensions Investment Options (CII)
This examination assessed knowledge and understanding of the range of investments available for planning of pensions and to be able to apply the construction of a pension portfolio management for a client.
K10 - Retirement Options (CII)
This examination assessed knowledge and understanding of income generating options and applying the knowledge to retirement planning situations.
J02 - Trusts (CII)
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: legal principles associated with the creation and management of a trust; main types of trusts that are common in the UK; taxation considerations relevant to trusts.
J01 - Personal Tax (CII)
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the basic structure of the tax system and self-assessment; the main taxes on income and capital that may be charged on individuals, the self-assessment system and how tax liabilities are computed; impact of residence and domicile on an individuals liability to UK tax.
G60 - Pensions (CII)
This examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.
AF3 - Pension Planning (CII)
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal and corporate pensions.