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Guide to International Investing


This course will teach students the benefits of international diversification, giving them the skills to build international portfolios for clients.

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Discuss international investing as an important component of portfolio diversification
  • Communicate the advantages and disadvantages of investing internationally
  • Assess major international equity benchmarks
  • Differentiate various foreign investment vehicles
  • Utilize effective international investing skills
  • Understand the role of allocation models in assessing international investment opportunities
  • Understand the risks of investing internationally

The three-hour professional development CE course, Guide to International Investing (GII), will be of interest to IAs as well as PFP® and CSWP™ designation holders who want to keep their designation in good standing and who want to ensure their high net worth clients are given the best opportunities for their investment portfolio.

Quiz Format Online
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Quiz N/A
Passing Grade 60%*
Attempts Allowed Unlimited*
Enrolment Period 6 months

* IMPORTANT: There is no maximum to the number of quiz attempts permitted, but only the first passing grade (60% or over) will appear on official web transcript.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

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