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AF4 : Investment planning

Calculation workbook

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  • Over 130 pages of calculation questions and answers
  • Full step-by-step answers for every question
  • Detailed explanations for each answer
  • Cross references to the relevant CII study text
  • All questions and answers kept up-to-date to reflect changes to the exam syllabus and tax year
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Valid for examinations from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022

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What calculations are included?

  • Conversion Premium/Discount on Convertible Bonds
  • Interest Yield
  • Redemption Yield
  • Modified Duration
  • Rights Issues and Bonus Issues
  • Share Splits
  • Property Rental Yields
  • Futures
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Sharpe Ratio
  • Alpha
  • Information Ratio
  • Earnings per Share
  • Dividend Yield
  • Dividend Cover
  • Price Earnings (P/E) Ratio
  • Net Asset Value (NAV)
  • Basic Compound Interest Formula
  • Effective Annual Rate of Interest (EAR),  Annual Percentage Rate (APR) / Annual Equivalent Rate (AER)
  • Present Value
  • Accumulating and Discounting Regular Savings
  • Real Returns and Nominal Returns
  • Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Investment Trusts – Diluted and Undiluted NAV
  • Taxation of Dividends
  • Taxation of Investment Bonds
  • Holding Period Return and Relative Return
  • Money-Weighted Rate of Return
  • Time-Weighted Rate of Return
  • Standard Deviation
  • Mean and Median
  • Return on Equity (ROE)
  • Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)
  • Gearing Ratio
  • Liquidity Ratio
  • Operating Margin
  • Net Margin
  • Interest Cover
  • Working Capital Ratio
  • Stock Turnover
  • Creditor Turnover
  • Sales per Employee
  • Dividend Discount Models
  • Exchange Rates
  • Pay-Out Ratios

How will these help me to pass?

Many exam-takers lose vital marks when it comes to performing calculations as they haven’t nailed down the exact process and order in which to perform the calculations, and haven’t spent enough time practising them.

The number of marks gained or lost on calculation questions can make the difference between a pass and a fail. Just a little more time taken on calculations during the revision period can give you the confidence you need to perform any calculation that could come up, so that you know you will gain top marks on all those calculation questions.

Unfortunately, not enough calculation practice and help is given in the study text, and mock papers don’t tell you exactly how to get from the question to the answer.

Our calculation workbook for AF4 solves this problem by guiding you through the calculations, step-by-step, and providing detailed answers. Couple them with other resources in our study kits and you’ll be well prepared for your exam.