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WME for Investment Managers


Learn About:

  • Wealth management as a distinct practice in today’s financial services environment
  • Ethics and a framework for ethical decision-making
  • Getting to know your clients when creating comprehensive budget and savings plans
  • Steps advisors take to evaluate a client’s creditworthiness
  • Issues that arise from relationship breakdown
  • Personal risk management as part of a fully integrated wealth management plan
  • Taxation issues, tax planning, tax effective investments, and tax minimization strategies
  • Registered accounts that are set up as savings vehicles for retirement
  • Government programs and annuity-based products that provide pension income and other retirement benefits
  • Estate planning under Canadian laws
  • Applying a systematic approach to investment management
  • Asset allocation strategies that best suit your clients’ goals and objectives
  • Debt and equity securities and managed products
  • Steps involved in monitoring and evaluating portfolio performance
  • Calculating time value of money for various purposes

Learning Experience

CSI’s online learning system helps you meet your study goals. You'll benefit from

  • Textbook readings available in PDF, e-Book and printed format
  • Access the course materials through your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. Or, download the e-Book for offline reading
  • Learning objectives that help you to keep the learning focused
  • Annual course updates to ensure that you learn the most current and most practical material
  • Reflective scenarios to help guide your studies through each chapter
  • Online activities to help assess your progress, including review questions for each chapter, section quizzes and integrated case studies
  • Online interactive discussion forums, including access to assistance from CSI's academic support specialists
Approximate Hours of Study**
Hours of Study 110 - 160 hours

** In order to provide some guidance to course participants as to the length of time it will take to be sufficiently prepared to write the final examination, CSI has prepared this estimate of the number of hours an average participant could possibly expect to spend studying for a course. Please note that these are only recommended hours of study developed based on research and our course content, however, this does not mean that some students with exceptional backgrounds would not take less time than recommended or that students with no background at all in finance or economics would not take longer than the maximum.

(weightings are approximate)
Exam 1
Exam 1 is a shortened exam which excludes questions related to "Investment Management" for which candidates have already demonstrated competency.
Wealth Management Today and Ethics 8%
Getting to Know the Client and Assessing Financial Situation 15%
Personal Risk Management Process 10%
Family Law and Tax Planning 22%
Retirement Planning and Annuity-Based Financial Products 32%
Estate Planning 13%
Exam 2
Exam 2 covers material from the entire Wealth Management Essentials course and focuses on the integration and application of concepts.

Getting to Know the Client and Assessing Financial Situation

Family Law and Tax Planning 12%

Retirement Planning and Annuity-Based Financial Products

Personal Risk Management and Estate Planning 10%
Investment Management and Asset Allocation 12%
Equity and Debt Securities 12%
Managed Products 10%
Portfolio Monitoring & Performance Evaluation and Financial Math 8%
Number of Exams 2
Exam Format Exam 1: Proctored (remote or in person at a test centre)
Exam 2: Proctored (remote or in person at a test centre)
Exam Duration Exam 1: 1.5 hours
Exam 2: 3 hours
Question Format Exam 1: Multiple Choice Questions
Exam 2: Multiple Cases with Multiple Choice Questions
Questions Per Exam Exam 1: 60 Questions
Exam 2: 50 Questions
Attempts Allowed Per Exam 3*
Passing Grade 60% (Per Exam)
Assignments None
Enrolment Period 1 year

*There is no charge for your first attempt at a paper-based exam within Canada, as long as it's at a regular exam center and you provide a minimum of 14 days notice before the date that you want to write the exam. If you would like to write a computer-based exam, an additional fee will be required.

Each subsequent paper-based exam attempt at a regular exam centre within Canada will also require an additional fee. This fee is in addition to any special, computer-based or international fees that may apply. You must provide a minimum of 14 days notice within Canada at a regular exam centre and 4 weeks notice for all other centres. Please note that the date of the exam is not part of any notice period.

†Please note: Access to your online materials will close 2 weeks after successful course completion or course expiry (whichever comes first). This course can be extended by 1 year provided you have not exceeded the attempts allowed for each exam. You can view CSI extension fees here. Your enrolment period can only be extended one time.

Important: During a student's enrolment period, CSI may update this course. In that case, details about the update and how it may affect students will be posted online via My CSI. Students are held responsible for and are examinable on the content in the course textbook(s) provided at the time of enrollment unless stated otherwise in My CSI. Students are encouraged to check My CSI regularly throughout their enrolment period.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

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National/Provincial (Excluding Quebec)
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Quebec (IQPF/CSF)
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