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Private Placements and Prospectus-Exempt Securities


Lesson 1: Private Placements

  • What are private placements?
  • Who may invest in private placements?
  • Size of the private placements market.
  • Getting private placements to market.
  • Post issuance requirements and considerations.

Lesson 2: Exemptions and the Qualification Process

  • Prospectus Exemptions

Lesson 3: Private Placement Structures

  • Secured and unsecured debt instruments.
  • Limited partnerships and trusts.
  • Flow through shares.
  • Common and preferred shares.
Approximate Hours of Study
Hours of Study 2.5 hours
Number of Quizzes 1
Quiz Format Online
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Quiz 30 questions
Passing Grade 60%*
Attempts Allowed Per Quiz 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.

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