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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, 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/Jun 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, Mar/Apr 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, Jan/Feb 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, Nov/Dec 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.

I&WM CE Quiz, Sep/Oct 2018. After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate female clients about retirement planning unique to them; illustrate why target-date funds need to be made safer for investors; understand the past, present, and future of trust law to help advisors make informed decisions on clients’ multigenerational planning choices; explain central banks’ transition from quantitative easing to quantitative tightening.

I&WM CE Quiz, Jul/Aug 2018:After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about cap-weighted, alternatively weighted, and factor index products; explain factor tilt approaches and factor-based strategies; discuss shareholder activism and governance; and advise clients about decumulation.

I&WM CE Quiz, May/Jun 2018: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about decumulation strategies; illustrate factor-based investment strategies; explain auction funds, which provide broader access to non-public investment categories; help clients understand fulcrum fees, a performance-based fee structure; and advise clients about green bonds, which provide an environmentally friendly focus to their fixed income allocations.

I&WM CE Quiz, Mar/Apr 2018: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about what to consider when investing in China; illustrate navigating a global macro-diversified investment approach; help clients understand the value of professional active management; advise clients about entrusted estate planning; and explain governance relative to founders, families, and states for emerging markets investors.

I&WM CE Quiz, Jan/Feb 2018: After reading the magazine articles and taking the quiz, the certificant will be better able to educate clients about longevity risk and planning for a multi-stage life; understand factor-tilting strategies and practical applications for investors’ portfolios; help clients evaluate active vs. passive investing and active outperformance across managers over various time periods and market regimes; advise clients about using alternative investments in a goals-based framework; and explain the evolution of impact investing and investment options that can provide competitive returns.