Core 1: Securities & Managed Investments

Core 1 (ASIC RG146) – Securities & Managed Investments Accreditation


The Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association Core 1 Securities & Managed Investments Accreditation provides candidates with the specialist knowledge and skills necessary to provide financial product advice to retail clients in Securities and Managed Investments.

This accreditation focuses on the relevant market participants, product types, characteristics and applications. It looks in‐depth at asset classes and their use in investment portfolios, reviews investment manager styles and the use of alternative investment strategies and benchmarks. Candidates are introduced to basic techniques for analysing product performance and making investment and trading decisions in relation to product types. The benefits and risks associated with the different securities and managed investment products are explored. The regulatory and taxation issues affecting the use of securities and managed investment products are outlined.

The Core 1 Securities and Managed Investments Accreditation also introduce candidates to the skills requirements for retail client advisers under ASIC RG146 requirements. Candidates learn techniques for identifying and analysing client needs and objectives, developing a client risk profile, conducting relevant research and developing appropriate investment strategies to meet client's needs using securities and managed investment products. For experienced client advisers, this section of the Core 1 Accreditation provides a useful refresher in preparation for the Statement of Advice to be completed as part of the assessment.

RG146: This accreditation meets the training requirements under ASIC Regulatory Guide RG146 in generic and specialist knowledge and skills component for Securities and Managed Investments at a Tier 1 level.

Enrolment Fees Assessment Details Suggested Study Hours Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association CPD Allocation
$790 Ind. Member*
$790 Org. Member
$990 Non‐Member
1x Assignment (70% passmark)
1 x Online Exam
(Closed Book, 60 questions, 2 hrs + 15 min reading time, 70% pass mark)
Allow up to 150 hours 20 hours of CPD (including 8 hours Compliance CPD)
* effective 1 October 2016

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