Friday Five – 24 June – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes
Last updated on September 25th, 2019 at 4:37 am
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. Answers at the bottom of the page.
IMPORTANT! These questions relate to examinable tax year 2015/16, examinable by the CII until 31 August 2016. They do not relate to tax year 2016/17 which is only examinable by the CII from 1 September 2016.
- Why would a client who has a history of small regular savings arouse suspicion if he proposed a substantial investment to his IFA?
- It might indicate that there had been missed opportunities within the client’s fact find
- It might affect the client’s existing estate planning recommendations
- The source of the money should be verified for money laundering purposes
- It might imbalance or jeopardise the client’s overall portfolio
- Lisa has recently made a £100,000 gain on selling her buy to let home. She is now considering whether to reinvest this in an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). Which of the following would be a benefit to Lisa of doing this?
- She can defer the original gain until she disposes of the EIS shares
- 50% of the original gain will be exempt from tax
- Any subsequent gain would be taxed at a lower rate on disposal
- This will reduce the base cost of the EIS shares by the original gain
- Mary dies at age 56 before crystallisation of her only pension fund. At the date of death, her SSAS value was £750,000 and she also had £1m of pension term assurance. If her dependants took all benefits in the form of a lump sum benefit, the lifetime allowance charge (if any) would be:
- What is the underlying assumption central to Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT)?
- That investors are irrational and cannot influence prices directly
- Investors are risk averse and would choose a less risky investment if offered two with the same return
- That investors have persistent biases which are motivated by psychological factors
- That security prices fully reflect all available information and prices rapidly adjust to new information
- Which of the following is taken into account in the case of a married couple / civil partnership when one spouse / partner is assessed as requiring residential care?
- The spouse / partner’s income
- The spouse / partner’s capital
- Income from a trust where the resident is absolutely entitled to that income
- A property owned by the resident occupied by the spouse / partner
- C – See R01 Study Text, Chp 6, Section E2A
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- A – See R03 Study Text, Chp 3, Section F5
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- D – See R04 Study Text, Chp 2.2, Section E2A
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- B – See J10 Study Text, Chp 8, Section A
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- C – See CF8 Study Text, Chp 3, Section B4C
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