Accredited Listed Product Adviser (ALPA) program
Despite the volatility inherent in the financial markets, investor demand for listed investments is growing. So too is the need for advisers to have access to the knowledge and skills to provide quality advice on listed investments.
The more you know about the types of listed products and the strategies behind their use the better you can help your clients take advantage of them. This is especially relevant in an advisory environment where a fee for service business model is driving the need to explore new investment options while effectively managing associated risks.
Kaplan Professional, together with the ASX, offers the ALPA program to help you gain a detailed understanding of the characteristics of listed products and learn how to apply listed products to a wealth management strategy.
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This program is ideal for:
- Financial planners/advisers
- SMSF specialists
- Advisers wishing to join the ASX Adviser Referral Service
The ALPA program focuses on the range of ASX listed products including equities, interest rate securities, listed managed investments, warrants and options. Topics include:
- equities, warrants, ETOs, futures, listed property trusts and listed investment trusts
- the fundamentals of interest rate securities and valuation methodology
- portfolio construction using listed investments
- stock selection and analysis
- strategies in the use of derivatives
- gearing in self-managed superannuation funds
This program is delivered via distance learning (self-study) and can be undertaken at your own pace. You'll receive comprehensive course materials and have access to online resources and study support.
There is also a workshop option targeted at the needs of small groups and this is ideal for in-house professional training and dealer groups.
Assessment is conducted online in a multiple-choice format and occurs regularly throughout the year to maximise flexibility.
To help investors interested in contacting you, ASX can provide details of your contact points on its web site and in other ASX literature that it may use from time to time. As a requirement, this service is offered through participating associations, planner or dealer groups, which maintain the necessary standards for you to continue to provide advice on ASX listed products.
This program is accredited for 12 CPD points by the Financial Planning Association.
A further 3.5 CPD points have been accredited for those that complete the program via Workshop.
Your Compliance Manager or Professional Body can also assess this program according to their own guidelines.
Fees (inc GST)
|Distance education ASX ALPA Program||
$605 per participant
|Intensive 1-day workshop delivery format for ALPA Program (minimum 10 participants)||$1205 per participant per day|
|Re-sit examination||$100 per assessment task|
|Defer examination||$100 per assessment task|
* GST applicable.