This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.
To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.
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.
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.
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.
How can Jon help you?
•You will receive a friendly, professional service, at a time and place that suits you.
•We provide regular reviews for all of our pension and investment clients, ensuring you are on track.
•The first meeting with us is at our cost and we are happy to come to you. All fees will be agreed with you before we start any chargeable work.
•Any recommendations will be from the whole of market – we are not tied or restricted to any financial institutions which means you will receive the most suitable advice.
Being a part of the Sterling and Law group ensures that we have access to the high quality research facilities required to fulfil this objective. Our client-first philosophy places you at the heart of everything we do.
Sterling and Law has offered sound, independent financial advice since 1997.
Over the years we have worked to provide the highest standards of independent financial advice and customer service by ensuring we listen and understand what is important to you.
Jon has over 30 years experience in financial services, helping his clients and their families plan effectively for their futures.
He believes strongly in the benefits of an independent, whole-of-market approach to helping his clients. He specialises in pensions, investments and family protection.
Having lived in the area all his life, Jon is a family man, married with twins, and a keen participator in a wide range of sports.
You can contact Jon at any time to discuss your requirements.
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