CE Quiz Instructions for CFP Certificants

Investments & Wealth Monitor CE Quiz Instructions for CFP© Certificants

Investments & Wealth Monitor (I&WM) CE quizzes are accepted for one hour of CFP continuing education (CE) credit. Each quiz is based on five articles published in the particular issue. You may download the five articles in the Investments & Wealth Monitor section of the website. You must get 7 out of 10 questions correct to pass. Your score will be tabulated and your CE record will be updated automatically upon successful completion of the quiz. Cost for each CE Quiz is US$25 for IMCA members and US$50 for nonmembers. Click here to purchase and take an IMCA CE quiz online.

IMCA will report successful completion of the quiz to the CFP Board on your behalf. You must complete the following steps: Provide your CFP ID to IMCA. Enter your CFP ID in My IMCA in the “Update my demographic information” section. IMCA will provide the information to the CFP Board and the CFP Board will notify you when this occurs. IMCA is not able to report to the CFP Board on your behalf if we do not have an accurate CFP ID. Please check your My IMCA account to ensure the information is in our database and is accurate.

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I&WM CE Quiz, July/August 2017: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to explain to clients the role of lifelong learning in family wealth leadership and managing family wealth; understand the benefits and drawbacks of new product options for individual investors who want to invest in private equity; describe risk management strategies using alternative investments; illustrate why bonds are different from stocks by contrasting active bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds; advise clients about increasingly complex equity compensation arrangements for corporate executives. Click here to complete the program evaluation.

I&WM CE Quiz, , May/June 2017: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to explain to clients how to make the complex world of finance simple and approachable; understand risk tolerance using a behavioral finance lens and gain practical steps for working with behaviorally biased clients; describe behavioral finance and what normal consumers, savers, investors, and managers want as they make financial choices, and how behavior affects and is reflected in financial markets; illustrate how to use behavioral finance in group decision-making; help clients plan for and manage emotional decision-making and in-the-moment behavior to help them reach financial goals.

I&WM CE Quiz, March/April 2017: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to explain to clients how early stage investing incorporates a goals-based framework; discuss why exposure to a mix of sectors with low correlation can help reduce risk, lower volatility, and increase diversification in investment portfolios; educate institutional clients about the importance of risk management; understand digital and traditional advice solutions for managing portfolios; and illustrate the relationship between U.S. multinational companies and international diversification in investment portfolios.

I&WM CE Quiz, January/February 2017: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to illustrate to clients why global asset allocation still makes senses; describe which fund attributes matter for goals-based investors; explain portfolio efficiency and diversification; recognize and respond to modern portfolio theory’s shortcomings; advise clients on behavioral portfolio theory.

I&WM CE Quiz, November/December 2016: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to explain to clients impact investing in the context of a diversified portfolio; describe the challenges of advising same-sex couples in a post marriage-equality world; illustrate financial decision-making when working with old- and new-money clients; ensure that divorcing clients know their options; better understand the nuances of advising female investors.

I&WM CE Quiz, September/October 2016: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to explain to clients the effect of uncertain life expectancy on retirement strategies, analyze how delaying Social Security can trump long-term portfolio returns or a lifetime annuity; describe what beneficiaries may do with what they inherit from an annuity so they can make the most of the inheritance; evaluate the characteristics of a sound goals-based asset allocation method, and understand the role annuities can play in managing longevity risk.

I&WM CE Quiz, July/August 2016: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to explain to clients the effect of uncertain life expectancy on retirement strategies, analyze how delaying Social Security can trump long-term portfolio returns or a lifetime annuity; describe what beneficiaries may do with what they inherit from an annuity so they can make the most of the inheritance; evaluate the characteristics of a sound goals-based asset allocation method, and understand the role annuities can play in managing longevity risk.

I&WM CE Quiz, May/June 2016: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to explain to clients the effect of uncertain life expectancy on retirement strategies, analyze how delaying Social Security can trump long-term portfolio returns or a lifetime annuity; describe what beneficiaries may do with what they inherit from an annuity so they can make the most of the inheritance; evaluate the characteristics of a sound goals-based asset allocation method, and understand the role annuities can play in managing longevity risk.

I&WM CE Quiz, March/April 2016: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to explain to clients trends in responsible investing and analyze significant issues for investors with fiduciary obligations in this space; describe the evolution of ERISA fiduciary best practices; evaluate the benefits and challenges of private equity investing; and discuss exchange rate movements and how they can affect equity returns in international equity markets.

I&WM CE Quiz, January/February 2016: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to explain to clients the challenges and advantages of direct investing strategies for family offices; describe best practices for multi-family offices; understand the many influences and pressures faced by female breadwinner clients and create strategies to address their complex needs; illustrate a typical private trust company organizational structure and understand legal and practical considerations that a family exploring a private trust company should address; and evaluate how to take advantage of income and estate-tax planning strategies to optimize the efficiency of charitable giving.

I&WM CE Quiz, November/December 2015: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to explain to clients the concept of goals-based wealth management; illustrate potential flaws of the traditional approach and benefits of a goal-based approach; describe how to apply a behavioral perspective on goal-based investing to the practical process of building the best investment strategy; explain why job, home, and Social Security are as important to retirement planning as an investment portfolio; and evaluate key trends and strategies for clients in philanthropy.

I&WM CE Quiz, September/October 2015: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to explain to clients the importance of a global perspective to investing; describe the benefits of investing overseas and currency hedging; analyze the volatility, risks, and opportunities of investing in emerging markets and frontier markets; and evaluate the unique investment characteristics of timber as an asset class.