This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the various pension products, the pension tax regime and retirement needs.
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the main legal forms of business and how they are set up and managed; the consequences of bankruptcy or insolvency; business accounts and financial controls; the taxation of each type of business entity, its owners and employees; the main legal responsibilities businesses have to employees, suppliers and customers.
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.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to investments and the management of investment portfolios.
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal tax and trusts.
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: process of decumulating pension funds and the main issues for clients and advisers; main choices facing members of pensions schemes during decumulation; features, risks and tax treatment of the secured pension option; features, risks and tax treatment of the unsecured pension option; features, risks and tax treatment of phased retirement; features, risks and tax treatment of the alternatively secured pension option.
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of financial protection plans.
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the risks involved.
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 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.
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.
This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry including regulation and legislation.
This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry, and its regulation, products and processes.
This postgraduate finance qualification covers the areas of securities, investment, compliance, derivatives, corporate finance and operations. It provides flexibility and choice, enabling candidates to concentrate on areas relevant to their chosen career path
This qualification assesses the knowledge and understanding in areas selected from securities, investment, compliance, derivatives, corporate finance and operations.
This Diploma covers Regulation, Ethics, Investment Principles, Risk and personal Taxation. Specialist units cover advising in Securities, Derivatives and Packaged Products.
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
Mazars Financial Planning is the specialist financial planning and investment arm of Mazars LLP, an international accounting and business advisory firm, with 19 offices/over 1700 employees in the UK and over 18,000 professionals in 79 countries throughout the world. The Company provides a wide range of fee-based individual and corporate services, including investment management, tax planning, pensions advisory, strategic planning and protection issues. All staff are either professionally qualified, or working towards relevant qualifications.
Our team of professionals across financial planning and tax, has a wealth of experience dealing with corporate tax, personal tax, wealth management and pension issues and can evaluate and agree plans which protect and maximise your wealth and may not be achievable in isolation. Whether your financial affairs are straightforward or highly complex, we make time to talk with you to gain a very thorough understanding of your needs, objectives and plans for the future and will then identify planning opportunities and potential pitfalls and, where appropriate, work with you to establish bespoke solutions.
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