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Unit of Study FINC2006 Ethics and Professionalism (2023)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

identify and explain the role of ethical, regulatory and legal frameworks and professional standards in the financial advice environment

recognise and discuss the importance of due diligence and the best interests duty of a financial adviser

demonstrate and communicate an understanding of the values, obligations and professional standards that underpin the Code of Ethics

critically apply ethical frameworks and professional standards to evaluate and solve dilemmas encountered by financial advisers.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Case study50%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Simon Longstaff, Katherine Hunt, and Carolyn Tate, 2020, Everyday Ethics for Financial Advisers, The Ethics Centre. ISBN: 9780648724629 .
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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