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  • Correlation is key to diversification, but what does it mean?

    By on April 25, 2017

    We are often told that correlation is a key aspect of diversification, but what does it mean? This article explains what correlation is and provides an example of a table that could appear on the CII R02 exam – also useful for CII J10, AF4, R06 and AF5 revision. What...

  • Friday Five - 5 Questions in 5 Minutes Every Friday

    Friday Five – 21 April – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes

    By on April 21, 2017

    Welcome to this week’s Friday Five – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes Every Friday What’s this all about? It’s a bit of Friday Fun where we provide you with 5 questions relevant to a mix of CII exams. The challenge is for you to answer them in 5 minutes....

  • What is the Gordon Growth Model?

    What is the Gordon Growth Model?

    By on April 18, 2017

    For those of you studying CII J12, the Securities Advice and Dealing module, you will have come across the Gordon Growth Model.  In this article, we explain what it is (which will also be useful if you’re studying for AF4). Basically the Gordon Growth Model is a version of a...

  • Friday Five - 5 Questions in 5 Minutes Every Friday

    Friday Five – 14 April – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes

    By on April 14, 2017

    Welcome to this week’s Friday Five – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes Every Friday What’s this all about? It’s a bit of Friday Fun where we provide you with 5 questions relevant to a mix of CII exams. The challenge is for you to answer them in 5 minutes....

  • Increase to Probate Fees from May 2017

    Increase to Probate Fees from May 2017

    By on April 11, 2017

    Probate fees are being increased from May 2017. This article discusses these increases and outlines the various options available to executors for fee payment. Those who are revising for any of the CII AF1, AF5, CF1, R01, R03 or R06 exams will find this to be useful reading. This...