Exceptional Advisor Podcasts & Webinars

Tune in weekly for our Exceptional Advisor Webinar and Podcast series. Earn CE and enjoy new, timely topics each week from the experts.

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ACE Unplugged Dynamic Recordings

In a year of public disruption and financial crisis, the need for thoughtful, actionable advice and confidence is greater than ever. Get the advice you need from today’s thought leaders. 


The Behavioral Advisor Forum Has Gone Virtual

Get ready to attend the most talked about conference of the year. Where academics, practitioners and experts collide and where advisors gain access to the latest research, trends and advice relevant to today’s economic landscape.

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Institute Launches CPWA Intensive Prep Program

Our new streamlined program prepares you to take the CPWA exam with confidence. Registration now open.

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New 2020 Investor Research Available

This new investor research, fielded in March 2020, illuminates the changing client perceptions regarding their advisory relationship and outlines the steps that advisors can take to demonstrate and reinforce their value now and in the future.

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Institute Scholarship Program

The Investments & Wealth Institute Certification Scholarship Fund is offering expanded financial assistance to advisors affected by Covid-19 through its new Advisors in Transition scholarship for a limited time. 

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Our Mission

The Investments & Wealth Institute delivers the premier investment consulting and wealth management credentials and world-class educational offerings.


About CIMA

Elite, Top-Level Advisors
Higher AUM
More Confidence
Greater Earnings

What is CIMA certification?

CIMA certification is the peak international, technical portfolio construction certification program designed for investment consultants, researchers, advisors and wealth management professionals.

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About CPWA

Specialized Knowledge
Greater AUM
Wealth Advisors
Higher Revenue
HNW Client Expertise

What is CPWA certification?

CPWA is a certification program for financial planners and advisors who work with high-net-worth clients on the life-cycle of wealth: accumulation, preservation, and distribution.

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The Institute believes that for exceptional advisors, education never stops. With live, online, and numerous publications, we offer options for every learning style.


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Why Become a Member?

Membership is an invitation to excel in a highly challenging profession. Our advanced education and certifications enable you to give your clients the highest-quality advice and service.

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