COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • Learners have access to their course material for 180 days from date of enrolment , thus are able to complete their study preperation at their lesure. (Self-Paced) 
  • Online assessment (2 multiple choice exam attempts included.)

NQF Level 3 courses

NQF levels are intended to award registered learners with national accreditation based on their skills and knowledge. NQF 3 is equivalent to Grade 11 or Standard 9, and is often a stepping stone to NQF 4 and beyond.

NQF Level 4 courses

NQF levels are intended to award registered learners with national accreditation based on their skills and knowledge. NQF 4 is equivalent to Grade 12 or Standard 10 (Matric), and is a FET – Further Education and Training – category qualification.

NQF Level 5 courses

NQF levels are intended to award registered learners with national accreditation based on their skills and knowledge. NQF 5 is a National Certificate or National Diploma and is a HET – Higher Education and Training – category qualification

NQF Level 6 courses

NQF levels are intended to award registered learners with national accreditation based on their skills and knowledge. NQF 6 is a Bachelors Degree or Higher Diplomaand is a HET – Higher Education and Training – category qualification.

COURSE CONTENT

 

Unit 1 – Classification of Collective Investments Schemes

  • Explain the concepts of a collective investment scheme
  • Explain the role of diversification
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of collective investment schemes
  • Explain the different investment instruments
  • Discuss the Classification of Collective Investment Schemes
  • Discuss the Asset Classes

Unit 2 – Legal requirements associated with CIS

  • Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act (FAIS)
  • Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA)
  • Collective Investment Scheme Control Act (CISCA)
  • Regulatory Reporting of Collective Investment Schemes

Unit 3 – Role players in collective investments

  • CIS Manager (Management Co)
  • Trustee/ Custodian
  • Registrar
  • ASISA
  • LISPs
  • Administrative FSPs
  • Pension fund benefit administrators

Unit 4 – The structure and management of collective investment schemes

  • Describe the structure of a Collective Investment Scheme
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding the financial markets and instruments used in portfolios of collective investment schemes
  • Describe the unique characteristics of a collective investment scheme including but not limited to
  • Transparency
  • Affordability
  • Tax Effectiveness
  • Differentiate between the different types of CIS portfolios
  • Explaining the techniques and practices used by portfolio/ fund managers
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the management of a portfolio

Unit 5 – Sales and marketing

  • Applying knowledge of collective investment portfolios to position a specific portfolio to meet an identified need
  • Demonstrating insight into the regulatory parameters that apply to the sales and marketing of participatory interest in collective investment portfolios
  • Explaining the methods that can be used to market participatory interest in collective investment scheme portfolios
  • Investing in foreign collective investment schemes (FCIS)

Unit 6 – CIS developments reported in the media

  • Single Pricing
  • Historic vs. Future Pricing
  • Multiple Classes of Units
  • Basic Financial Concepts
  • Health warnings
  • How to read the data printed in the newspaper

Unit 7 – Tax and Cost Implications

  • Define the Income Tax on Foreign and Local Funds
  • Define the Capital Gains Tax on Foreign and Local Funds
  • Discuss the costs
  • Discuss the different types of transactions

Course Curriculum

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