FPC008 Investment Advice – SP2 2023

Applicable to enrolments from Study Period 2, 2023

The subject focuses on developing appropriate investment advice to retail clients. It takes the student through the investment advice process as it elaborates on the different investment theories and portfolio construction techniques. It explains the importance of researching and proposing investments and determining reasonable basis for advice.

Student will follow a fictitious case study to apply their understanding of asset classes, markets and taxation issues as they go through the process of providing appropriate investment advice.

For more information, please refer to the subject outline.

  • Learning Outcomes
    • On successful completion of this subject, individuals should be able to:

      1. Evaluate the investment advice process in order to meet the client’s investment objectives and constraints.
      2. Analyse the relevance of portfolio management theories, frameworks and structures in the provision of effective investment advice.
      3. Apply knowledge of asset classes, investment markets and tax considerations in the portfolio construction process.
      4. Conduct appropriate quantitative and qualitative research in recommending suitable investment solutions.
      5. Construct and evaluate effective investment advice
  • Subject Content
    • Topic Title
      Topic 1 The investment advice process in practice
      Topic 2 Portfolio theory
      Topic 3 Asset classes and investment markets
      Topic 4 Investment vehicles, platforms and direct investment
      Topic 5 Portfolio construction techniques
      Topic 6 Fund manager styles and strategies
      Topic 7 Fund manager selection
      Topic 8 Tax issues in investment advice
      Topic 9 Evaluate investment advice

  • CPD
    • Kaplan Professional has assessed this subject. Click here for the following CPD hours applicable from 1 January 2019 on successful completion of this course. For subjects or courses completed prior to this date, please contact Kaplan Professional’s CPD Support team on 1300 527 526 or pdmail@kaplan.edu.au.

  • Duration
    • The duration of this subject is one study period (12 weeks).

  • Assessment
  • Pre-requisites
    • There are no prerequisites for this subject. However, please review the ‘Assumed knowledge’ section below to understand the prior knowledge Kaplan advises you should hold before enrolling in this subject.

  • Assumed knowledge
    • Whilst there are no prerequisites for this subject, Kaplan assumes that students have completed FPC001B Economic and Legal Context for Financial Planning, FPC002B Ethics and Professionalism in Financial Advice, FPC003 Superannuation and Retirement Advice, FPC004 Insurance Advice, FPC005 Estate and Succession Planning, FPC006 Tax and Commercial Law for Financial Planning and FPC007B Client Engagement Skills or understand the content covered in those subjects, prior to undertaking FPC008 Investment Advice.

  • Course transition subject equivalence
    • Individuals may not be required to complete this subject if they have transitioned from a SIA/Finsia/Kaplan course and have completed the following subjects:

      • there are no equivalences for this subject.
  • Reading list
    • There is no prescribed text for this subject.

      Individuals are provided with key readings and access to Kaplan’s online databases. Individuals are encouraged to research and read widely on the topic.