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Working with vulnerable clients


Investment advisors and dealer members are uniquely positioned to play a critical role in the detection and mitigation of issues that vulnerable clients may be exposed to. Given their proximity to their clients the investment advisor will be in a position to detect subtle changes and nuances with respect to client behaviour, changes to investment strategies and objectives, and other changes to mental state which may be a sign of client distress or worse, financial exploitation.

Lesson 1 - Background on vulnerable persons

Lesson 2 - Compliance considerations when dealing with vulnerable clients

  • Powers of attorney
  • Communication
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Policies and procedures
  • Product due diligence, know-your-product and know-your-client
  • Suitability
  • Managing financial exploitation and incidents of diminished capacity

Lesson 3 - Detecting and Preventing Exploitation

  • Red Flags
  • Compliance Considerations
  • Trusted Contact Person
  • Safe Harbour

Lesson 4 - Note taking and Documentation

Approximate Hours of Study**
Hours of Study 2.5 hours
Quiz Format Online
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Quiz 20
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.

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