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Investments & Wealth Monitor CE Quiz Instructions for CFP® Certificants

Investments & Wealth Monitor (I&WM) CE quizzes are accepted for one hour of CFP continuing education (CE) credit. Each quiz is based on five articles published in the particular issue. You may download the five articles in the I&WM section of the website. You must get 7 out of 10 questions correct to pass. Your score will be tabulated and your CE record will be updated automatically upon successful completion of the quiz. Cost for each CE Quiz is US$25. Click here to purchase and take an Institute CE quiz online.

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I&WM CE Quiz, September/October 2021. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to understand how to integrate portfolio investment capture to the investment policy statement process; explain to clients the purpose of the bond/fixed income portion of a 60/40 portfolio; advise clients about using quantitative tools to help inform the asset-mix decision for clients’ risk tolerance; explain return forecasting, risk forecasting, and portfolio construction to help improve the client’s decision-making process; and consider an alternate methodology for retirement asset allocation and rebalancing strategy based on liability matching.

I&WM CE Quiz, July/August 2021. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to understand clients’ personalities and how they support successful outcomes; communicate to clients investment risks and objectives; explain the structure, risks, and opportunities of cryptocurrencies and digital assets; advise clients about aligning goals with risk tolerance; and familiarize themselves with investment applications of machine learning to investment management.

​I&WM CE Quiz, May/June 2021. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to understand custom-indexing technology and methodology; explain why commodity investing is attractive now and discuss factors that are unique to commodity strategy selection; educate about investing in listed and unlisted infrastructure; and examine the role hedge funds can play in portfolios.

I&WM CE Quiz, March/April 2021. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to understand how the coronavirus disruption has changed financial professionals’ and investors’ expectations and behaviors; explain key considerations for building and managing a private equity portfolio; evaluate the impact of private equity in a 60/40 portfolio; determine how the coronavirus crisis is similar and different from previous economic crises; and educate about revised SEC compliance guidelines for investment management advertising and marketing.

I&WM CE Quiz, January/February 2021. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about globalization and the risks and opportunities of investing in a more fractured world; evaluate potential opportunities for investing in municipal bonds; understand the potential advantages of interval funds; explain private-market strategies for retail investors.

I&WM CE Quiz, November/December 2020. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about behavioral biases, their impact on portfolio returns, and behavioral coaching; examine how to incorporate purpose into the consulting process; evaluate generational imprints and their impact on how people invest; understand behavioral portfolio construction; and analyze how a behavioral factor strategy may impact portfolio performance.

I&WM CE Quiz, September/October 2020. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about tax-efficient investing and estate planning strategies; examine the use of donor-advised funds for charitable giving; evaluate impact investing as an option for high-net-worth investors to align their portfolios and values; and understand the unique challenges associated with clients’ ownership of cryptocurrency as an investment alternative and form of currency.

I&WM CE Quiz, July/August 2020. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about regime-based asset allocation, illustrate the benefits of model portfolios for outsourcing portfolio construction, examine examine investing in interval funds for high-net-worth investors, evaluate overall tax strategy associated with clients’ investments, and discuss direct indexing solutions with clients

I&WM CE Quiz, May/June 2020. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about life and non-financial post-retirement risks and how they are intertwined with financial decision and management strategies; explain the three biggest risks to retirement planning: long-term care costs, scams, and remarriage; explore the benefits of retirement policy statements; understand the hurdles women face in creating sufficient retirement income because of claiming Social Security too early, the gender gap, and the mom gap; and explain best practices in target-date design.

I&WM CE Quiz, March/April 2020. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate trustees tasked with oversight on investment plans such as pension plans, foundations, and individual trusts; explain to clients the myths and realities of investing in ESG; understand institutional investor interest in and uptake of ESG strategies, including trends and developments; educate institutional clients on investing in mutual funds or ETFs; explore where and how institutional investors are redeploying their risk budgets.

I&WM CE Quiz, January/February 2020. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about registered funds that incorporate direct access to private equity, private credit, or hedge funds; understand how to include alternative yield strategies in diversified credit portfolios; evaluate the merits of less-transparent exchange-traded products; explore funds that invest in alternative credit; and understand the potential of fulcrum fee pricing for the retail market.

I&WM CE Quiz, November/December 2019. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about integrating sustainable investing into investment portfolios; understand how to incorporate environmental, social, and governance factors into hedge fund strategies; evaluate the ethical, investment, and economic cases for gender equality; explore opportunities, innovation, and evolution in private equity; and illustrate the credit cycle and correlation between high-yield bond returns and the stock market.