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Investment Vehicles and Strategies
Personal Financial Planning
CPE Self-study

Investment Vehicles and Strategies

Introduces the personal financial planner to investment strategies and vehicles, and examines the implementation phase of the investment planning engagement.

$68 - $105
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Format

Online

NASBA Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge

Level

Intermediate

CPE Credits

3

Author(s)

Tom Tillery, Susan M. Tillery

Availability

1 year

Product Number

166651

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Product Details

This CPE course can be purchased individually or as part of the Investment Planning Certificate Program.

Do you need an introduction to investment vehicles and strategies to educate your clients on the rationale for the strategies used in their investment accounts?

Updated for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, this three-part self-study course examines the implementation phase of the investment planning engagement, including types of investment vehicles, investment strategies, and investment valuation.

Narrated by Tom Tillery, this course covers several types of investment strategies used by investment advisers and the rationale behind their selection, including:

  • Active versus passive management
  • Market timing
  • Dollar cost averaging
  • Dividend and capital gain distribution reinvestment
  • Systematic withdrawal plans, bond laddering, and hedging strategies.

Further, this course looks at asset pricing theories as they relate to the value and risk of an investment portfolio, types of market analyses, and how to analyze the value of an individual stock and bond. Two asset pricing theories, two of the most influential theories on asset pricing the investment adviser uses, are analyzed in the course:

  • Capital asset pricing model (CAPM)
  • Arbitrage pricing theory (APT)

This course also delves into leveraging using margin accounts and the risks associated with this strategy, as well as strategies for concentrated portfolios.

Lastly, we will also take a fresh look at IRC Section 1031 like-kind exchanges, with an emphasis on the specific tax regulations governing these transactions.

Enhanced On-Demand Format

This enhanced on-demand format offers meaningful and relevant content in the form of tables, charts, and discussion points on slides. An instructor who is an expert on the topical area breaks down complex topics, offers best practices, provides clarity, and shares insights that help the learner achieve the learning objectives for the course.

Key Topics
  • Types of investment vehicles
  • Investment strategies
  • Investment valuation
Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize what is insured by the FDIC or the NCUA.
  • Calculate taxable interest on the purchase of a bond with accrued interest.
  • Determine the type of security to recommend to a client based on the client's circumstances.
  • Differentiate between active and passive portfolio management.
  • Recall when an investor should expect a margin call.
  • Differentiate among the various types of financial ratios in a financial ratio analysis.
  • Calculate the price-earnings ratio for a stock.
Credit Info
CPE Credits
Online
3
NASBA Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of the areas of personal financial planning (PFP)
Access
Online
This is a digital product. With full paid access the content will be available to you for 1 year after purchase date.
Pricing
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Nonmembers
Online
$105.00
AICPA Members
Online
$85.00
PFP Section Members
Online
$68.00

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Instructors
Tom Tillery
MA Ed, MSFS, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF, CRPC®
Thomas Neal Tillery, CFP®, AEP® (Distinguished) Nominee, CLU®, ChFC®, CRPC®, LUTCF is Vice President & CCO of Paraklete® Financial, Inc. Paraklete® provides integrated fee-for-service personal financial planning and virtual family office services, without asset management or product sales. The firm acts as An Advocate in Financial Services® for its clients with a disciplined focus on independence and objectivity. Tom is also a co-founder and Vice-President of Financial Planning Advocate, LLC, a provider of continuing education for CPA’s, financial advisers, universities and colleges. Tom earned an M.S. in Financial Services from The American College and an M.A. in education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an active member of AICPA (Non-CPA Associate) and the Atlanta Estate Planning Council. With more than 30 years of experience in personal financial planning, Tom is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to personal financial planning including, Financial Planning and Tax Advisory Services, Estate Planning for the Affluent, Current Retirement Issues, Working with Investment Advisors, and Stewardship. Mr. Tillery is the co-author of Essentials of Personal Financial Planning, a textbook used by colleges and universities in graduate programs in accounting, business, and law. Additionally, Tom has co-authored The AICPA Financial Planning Certificate Program. The program addresses all areas of the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) Body of Knowledge and successful completion, with related experience, permits participants to obtain the PFS Credential. Tom and his family reside in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Susan M. Tillery
CPA/PFS, AEP®
Susan M. Tillery, CPA/PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), is President & CEO of Paraklete® Financial, Inc. Paraklete® provides integrated fee-for-service personal financial planning and virtual family office services, without asset management or product sales. The firm acts as An Advocate in Financial Services® for its clients with a disciplined focus on independence and objectivity. Susan is also a co-founder and President of Financial Planning Advocate, LLC, a provider of continuing education for CPA’s, financial advisers, universities, and colleges. Ms. Tillery’s experience at Harris myCFO, a multi-family office where she was responsible for the development and delivery of comprehensive family office solutions to affluent families, together with her work at Arthur Andersen and Ronald Blue & Co provides the framework for Paraklete. Susan earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Georgia. Susan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) and the Atlanta Estate Planning Council. In addition, she is Chair of the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Executive Committee and past Chair of the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Credential Committee. Susan is a recipient of the AICPA 2019 Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Distinguished Service Award. Ms. Tillery is the co-author of Essentials of Personal Financial Planning, a textbook used by colleges and universities in graduate programs in accounting, business, and law. Additionally, Susan has co-authored The AICPA Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program. The program addresses all areas of the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) Body of Knowledge and successful completion, with related experience, permits participants to obtain the PFS Credential. She is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to personal financial planning including, CPA’s and Financial Planning, Virtual Family Offices, Collaboration, Planning and Tax Advisory Services, Financial Issues Facing Women, Responsibilities of Wealth, Charitable Giving, and Stewardship. Susan and her family reside in Kennesaw, Georgia.
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