AF4 Exam Support

What to do when your results come out

After all the hard work, determination and preparation you put in to working towards an exam you can totally appreciate the stress that comes with managing your time, doing the revision, sitting the exam and THEN waiting for those all important results! Exam results matter and they play a big part in what we do […]

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The CII 2019 exam dates have been released!

The CII have released their 2019 exam dates so time to mark out your diaries and get ahead of the game! We are currently planning and designing the Expert Pensions smart study schedule all designed with exam success in mind. When you sit any exam you need to have your time planned out, you need […]

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When good enough is NOT good enough for you – Because you want to be the best

There are no secrets to success. But with preparation, hard work and a little help from us we can maximise your chances. The April 2019 exams will soon be upon us and we will be working our magic sorting, organising, filtering, prioritising and planning your study to maximise your exam success. We thought it would […]

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Arbitrage, Short-Selling, and Big Macs written by Michael Pashley (whilst stranded at the Airport)!

As I was reminded when I ordered my lunch today at Amsterdam International Airport, prices vary depending on location. McDonald’s knows that demand for a quarter pounder meal (plus an ice cream cone for afters), relative to supply, is higher at airports – particularly once you’re through security. Lunch costs around double what it would’ve […]

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Invest In You

Here at Expert Pensions we are all very passionate about learning and development. We love supporting our students on their learning journey and we are constantly working behind the scenes to ensure that you are getting the very best of what we have to offer. Why are we different? We believe we offer the very […]

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What is the most important skill you can take with you into an Exam?

Can you learn to be confident? Absolutely! As we are moving towards exam day we have said all along that by following our study plans and ‘doing the doing’ then you are on the right road to success. You will have heard us say that at this point in your studies that practice, practice, practice […]

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Route to Chartered : What can Expert Pensions Offer to support the Investment learning journey Part 4 by Michael Pashley

What we offer to support investment learning journey R02 : If you’re studying R02 purely on its own, we provide an R02 package which includes access to our online investment forum, essential study notes (ESN), and mock exams. Our AF4 material also covers the full R02 syllabus. J10 : We do not provide any specific […]

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Route to Chartered : The key differences between AF4 and PCIAM Part 3 by Michael Pashley

There are three key differences between the AF4 and PCIAM: structure, syllabus, and technique. Structure AF4 is comprised of three unseen case studies, and short answer questions about them which are typically answered using bullet-points. Question 1 is worth 80 marks, and questions 2 and 3 around 40 marks each. There are 160 marks up […]

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I Did it My Way by Michael Pashley

This article is intended for those who have achieved the CII Level 4 Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and have decided to study for the Level 6 Advanced Diploma. In short, to achieve the Advanced Diploma, you need to accumulate 290 CII credits. If you hold the Level 4 Regulated Diploma, you have earned 100 […]

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The Evolution of Learning

Growing up (in the eighties), Embracing the noughties (2000-2009), Caught in the Inbetweenies (2010-2012) and Terrified of the Teenies (2013-2019)? Growing up and learning in the eighties was a tough gig – I should know I was there and have experienced the sheer delights of: Not owning a mobile phone in my teenage years. I […]

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