This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK Financial services, regulation and ethics, investment principles and risk, personal taxation, pensions and retirement planning, financial protection and financial planning practice.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of recent pension reforms and how the changes impact at-retirement advice.
FCSI membership is full membership of the CISI, and denotes an outstanding commitment to achieving the highest levels of knowledge, skills and behaviour. It is awarded to those with a suitable combination of qualifications and experience.
This qualification assessed the knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry together with types of mortgage products and repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the Government’s simplified pension taxation regime which came into full effect on 6 April 2006 (A-Day). Eight tax regimes for pensions were reduced to one, radically affecting planning and transactions.
In order to have completed this qualification, individuals were required to obtain three units. These could have been selected from any combination of the available units at that time but must have included the compulsory G10 unit - Taxation and Trusts.
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.
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.
This examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, lifetime mortgage products, repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.
This qualification assessed a knowledge and understanding of portfolio investment management.
This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of investments and an ability to advise individual clients on the construction of investment portfolios to meet both their current and foreseeable future needs.
This examination assessed the knowledge and understanding of economic factors that affect risk from different investments, product features and regulatory framework of retail investments, taxation liabilities and portfolio planning.
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, long term care insurance products and the giving of long term care insurance advice.
This examination demonstrated that the individual has a knowledge and understanding of all financial planning aspects of running a business and an ability to advise clients appropriately.
Raymond James, Weald of Kent is an investment, wealth management and financial planning practice based in the heart of Kent with offices in Maidstone and Tenterden. Our focus is on the creation, growth and preservation of private, corporate and family wealth by offering expertise in a range of investment management services and financial planning areas.
For many years we operated as a part of Whitehead Monckton solicitors, providing financial planning and wealth management in addition to the legal services provided by the firm. In 2013 the team became an independent branch of Raymond James Investment Services. We recognised the importance of being able to continue to offer our personalised service matched with international investment and product research.
We retain a close relationship with Whitehead Monckton, enabling them to provide advice on succession and tax planning as a component part of the overall financial planning for our clients.
The Weald of Kent Branch is your first point of contact, where our focus on excellent client care is matched with the investment expertise backed by an international firm.
We recognise that everyone is different and the financial planning and investment service we provide is tailored to your specific needs. Nothing we do falls into the "one size fits all" approach.
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