If you met your investment advisor at a party or hired him because he coaches your son’s hockey team, you may not have researched his credentials, ethics, and financial performance. Don’t be afraid to correct the situation. If you are seeking to hire an investment advisor, either for the first time or to replace your current one, equip yourself with the knowledge you need to make the right choice. Author Carol A. Santamaura, an investment advisor, specializes in growing wealth for investors. The principles she shares in this guidebook focus on Canada but can be ap-plied anywhere. They include how to under-stand what kind of investor you are, avoid psychological pitfalls of investing, interview investment advisor candidates, and cultivate a successful relationship with your advisor. Take off your blinders so you can see past the charismatic salesperson with the convincing pitch. By balancing short- and long-term objectives and investing in an efficient manner, you can achieve your financial goals. It all starts with Choosing the Right Investment Advisor.
The complete body of knowledge for CIMA candidates and professionals The 2015 Certified Investment Management Analyst Body of Knowledge + Test Bank will help any financial advisor prepare for and pass the CIMA exam, and includes key information and preparation for those preparing to take the test. CIMA professionals integrate a complex body of investment knowledge, ethically contributing to prudent investment decisions by providing objective advice and guidance to individual and institutional investors. The CIMA certification program is the only credential designed specifically for financial professionals who want to attain a level of competency as an advanced investment consultant. Having the CIMA designation has led to more satisfied careers, better compensation, and management of more assets for higher-net-worth clients than other advisors. The book is laid out based on the six domains covered on the exam: I. Governance II. Fundamentals (statistics, finance, economics) III. Portfolio Performance and Risk Measurements IV. Traditional and Alternative Investments V. Portfolio Theory and Behavioral Finance VI. Investment Consulting Process