This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse financial protection planning issues.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
This examination assessed specialist supervisory knowledge and skills in the regulatory environment.
The Diploma enhances knowledge in core areas such as regulation, investment principles, risk, taxation and personal financial planning using real-life scenarios to develop the essential skills to apply this technical knowledge in practice
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.
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: how the economic environment and individual company performance affects investment performance and investment decision making; how risk is measured and managed; the main principles governing how to construct an investment portfolio; the range of investment management services, how their performance is evaluated and their regulatory environment.
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.
To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.
At ML, we help clients achieve their financial goals by focusing on maximising our clients’ wealth whilst ensuring the same clients protect all they have built up over the years. With expert advice in all financial areas such as Pensions, SIPPS, Savings, Investments, Protection Plans and Trust Planning, our clients are extremely well looked after from the time they identify their goals through to when they achieve them.
Our vision is to become “the Independent Financial Adviser of choice in the South East of England”, as much for the demonstrable care and attention we pay to our clients’ requirements, the quality of our advice and our ongoing review process.
Our values are those of “integrity, openness and fairness”.
Our behaviours, well practiced by all who work at ML, are founded in the belief “that nothing is too much trouble for our clients where excellent customer service within a safe and secure regulatory framework are part of our culture, not the exception”.
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