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Subject overview


STUDY MODE

100% online

AQF LEVEL

9

NEXT INTAKE

8 Jan 2024

SUBJECT DURATION

12 weeks

SUBJECT FEE

$2,600.00


This subject aims to build upon investment product knowledge gained in previous subjects. Students will develop a detailed understanding of additional investment products available, especially in the wholesale markets (such as derivatives) and how they are used to generate yield and/or modify risk. It also explores the increasing financial planning context of these investment instruments which most financial planners have traditionally only been exposed to through the use of managed investment funds.

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Subject information

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this subject individuals should be able to:

  • Recommend various specialised investment products having considered their characteristics and relative benefits.
  • Assess the suitability of specialised investment products for clients.
  • Determine compliant advice for clients incorporating ‘Derivatives’ product knowledge.
  • Design an investment portfolio to manage investment risk by using Derivatives and other specialised products for a client.
  • Apply an understanding of the relevant regulatory guidelines related to the use of specialised investment products.
  • Analyse any tax implications of using specialised investment products.

 

Topics covered

  1. Foreign exchange and debt markets
  2. Fundamentals of derivatives
  3. Futures
  4. Options
  5. Innovative financial products
  6. Legal and regulatory guidelines
  7. Assessing financial risk in client portfolios
  8. Hedging

Continuing professional development (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.

Reading list

There is no prescribed text for this subject. Individuals are provided with key readings and access to Kaplan Professional’s online databases. Individuals are encouraged to research and read widely on the topic.

Reading list

Assessments

Assessment TypeAssessedWeighting
Online Quiz 1 Week 410%
Assignment 1Week 640%
Online Quiz 2 Week 1010%
Assignment 2Week 1240%

Key dates

Study Period 1

11 Dec 2023 - 29 Mar 2024

❌ Enrolments now closed

Early access opens 11 December 2023

Early access to assessments 21 December 2023

Study period commences 8 January 2024

Enrolments close/census 24 January 2024

Study period ends 29 March 2024

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Study Period 2

5 Feb 2024 - 24 May 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 5 February 2024

Early access to assessments 19 February 2024

Study period commences 4 March 2024

Enrolments close/census 20 March 2024

Study period ends 24 May 2024

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Study Period 3

1 Apr 2024 - 19 Jul 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 1 April 2024

Early access to assessments 15 April 2024

Study period commences 29 April 2024

Enrolments close/census 15 May 2024

Study period ends 19 July 2024

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Study Period 4

3 Jun 2024 - 20 Sep 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 3 June 2024

Early access to assessments 17 June 2024

Study period commences 1 July 2024

Enrolments close/census 17 July 2024

Study period ends 20 September 2024

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Study Period 5

29 Jul 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 29 July 2024

Early access to assessments 12 August 2024

Study period commences 26 August 2024

Enrolments close/census 11 September 2024

Study period ends 15 November 2024

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Study Period 6

30 Sep 2024 - 17 Jan 2025

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 30 September 2024

Early access to assessments 14 October 2024

Study period commences 28 October 2024

Enrolments close/census 13 November 2024

Study period ends 17 January 2025

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