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CISI Investment Advice Diploma

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CISI Investment Advice Diploma

The CISI Investment Advice Diploma is RDR compliant and carries FCA approval and FSSC endorsement for the retail sector. It is highly regarded.

Upon successful completion you will have the right to use the professional designatory letters ACSI.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

The CISI Investment Advice Diploma is suitable for advisors dealing in securities or derivatives and for staff advising on packaged products.

Training Course Content

The CISI Investment Advice Diploma is achieved by passing the following units successfully:

UK Regulation and Professional Integrity

  • The UK Financial Services Industry and its relationship with UK Consumers
  • Professional Ethics and Integrity
  • UK Regulatory Infrastructure, including European Union Directives
  • The FCA’s and the PRA’s s Supervisory Objectives, Principles and Processes
  • Authorisation of Firms and Individuals
  • The Regulatory Framework relating to Financial Crime
  • Complaints and Compensation
  • The Regulatory Framework relating to the provision of Financial Services, Fair Treatment of Customers and protection of Client Assets

Investment, Risk and Taxation

  • The macro-economic context of investment advice and planning
  • The main asset classes; characteristics and applications
  • The main investment products; characteristics and applications
  • Investment theories and their practical application
  • Identification, measurement and assessment of investment risks and returns
  • Taxation of investors and investments in the UK
  • Portfolio planning, construction, review and maintenance
  • Provision of investment advice including the ability to analyse clients’ circumstances and apply suitable investment product recommendations to meet client-led objectives

Plus at least one technical unit, depending on your role:


  • Types of securities
  • Money markets and cash
  • Foreign exchange
  • Settlement and safe custody
  • Prime brokerage
  • Accounting analysis
  • Portfolio construction
  • Investment selection and administration


  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • Underlying assets
  • Exchange Traded Futures and Options
  • OTC Derivatives
  • Clearing
  • Delivery and Settlement
  • Portfolio Research and Construction
  • Trading, Hedging and Investment Strategies
  • Investment Selection and Administration
  • Special Regulatory Requirements

Financial Planning and Advice

  • Financial protection
  • Retirement planning
  • Financial planning

Retail Advice and Planning

  • Financial planning
  • Financial protection
  • Retirement planning
  • Retirement solutions
  • Financial planning recommendations

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