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CII R02 Exam: Investment Principles and Risk

The CII’s R02 exam focuses on investment principles and risk. It forms a part of the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning. It is a 2-hour multiple-choice question paper consisting of 100 questions, with a nominal pass mark of 65%.

The exam syllabus covers asset classes and investment products including their characteristics, risks, behaviour and correlation; the macro-economic environment and its effect upon asset classes; investment theories; the impact of risk on investment performance; investment performance.

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Gain six months of free access to our Brand New R02 E-Mocks – the online version of our ever-popular Mock Exam Papers.

This resource allows you online access to our R02 mock questions and offers the flexibility to practise taking short quizzes of 10 questions, 30 questions, 100 questions, or a fully timed R02 mock exam.

Purchase any of our R02 Study Kits to get access.


IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING E-LEARNING

E-Learning will be valid for examinable tax year 21/22, examinable until 31 August 2022. We will be discontinuing E-Learning at that time; although, if you still have time left on your 6-month subscription, you will be able to access the 21/22 versions. 22/23 versions will not be available; however, do note that the majority of content will still be valid. We will have a brand new resource to replace this in due course.


 

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Mock Exam Papers

3 full sets of 100 questions and answers , plus detailed explanation of the correct answers and cross references to the relevant CII study text. All questions and answers are written by Brand Financial Training and kept up-to-date to reflect changes to the exam syllabus and tax year.

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Calculation Workbook

Focussing on the calculations within the exam syllabus, the calculation workbook provides calculation questions with full step-by-step answers, detailed explanations and cross-references to the relevant CII study text.

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Revision Notes

Designed for use when you are further along with your exam studies, our revision notes are a streamlined version of the learning outcomes and exam syllabus combined with self-test questions.

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E-Learning

Covering the R02 learning outcomes, our modular e-learning package provides you with 24/7 access to visually engaging video tutorials, which help you understand the technical detail, use and memorise formulae, and understand ratios and calculations from across the syllabus. The e-learning package also comes complete with a workbook and self-test questions for each module.

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MP3 Audio Masterclasses

Learn by listening with our MP3 masterclasses. They allow you to absorb and understand the material in digestible chunks. You can listen at home, in the car, at the gym or wherever you may be.

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