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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 for Institute members and US$50 for nonmembers. Click here to purchase and take an Institute CE quiz online.

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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.

I&WM CE Quiz, September/October 2019. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about how behavioral insights can inform the investment and portfolio construction process, understand how advisors’ own behavioral biases can affect investment advice, gain a framework for a collaborative decision-making process with clients to address behavioral issues; evaluate factor and smart beta strategies by understanding the economic rationale, how valuation changes impact returns, and the trading costs, fees, and other expenses; explain a mental accounting framework—buckets—for aligning intentions with wealth strategies.

I&WM CE Quiz, July/August 2019. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about whether being overweight  U.S. large-cap equities is problematic; understand fixed income investing with a goals-based approach; advise clients about the role of factor investing in portfolio construction; illustrate considerations for investing in private markets; and help advisors have meaningful discussions about sustainable and impact investing.

I&WM CE Quiz, May/June 2019. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about historical returns and model assumptions; understand after-tax returns from investing in hedge funds; advise clients about the risks and opportunities of sustainable investing; illustrate negative screening and performance consequences for sustainable investments; and help advisors have meaningful discussions about the rewards and risks of loss-harvesting strategies.

I&WM CE Quiz, Marcn/April 2019. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about longevity planning; understand the next generation of high-net-worth investors; advise clients about late-life financial risks for which they may be unprepared; and help advisors have meaningful discussions with millennial clients around sustainable investing.

I&WM CE Quiz, January/February 2019. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about indicators and factors that impact stock market liquidity; understand trends and innovations in exchange-traded funds; advise clients about private equity markets; explain to clients blockchains and cryptocurrencies, why they matter, and how they work; and help clients evaluate stock-picking skill among active equity managers.

I&WM CE Quiz, November/December 2018. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about currency hedging; discuss investing in emerging and frontier markets; understand myths, misconceptions, and blind spots about home bias in equity investing; explain why investors should consider international small-caps; and illustrate how Asia high yield bonds can help diversify fixed income portfolios.