Investment study support


This module provides an overview of savings and investment products, the conditions required for a perfect market and discusses a range of bonds and collective investments. It also covers the role, operation and regulation of stock markets and trading platforms and explores aspects of derivatives, money markets and foreign exchange.

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Exam material

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  • Exam paper - this is the paper that was set at the exam session
  • Mark scheme - this is the document markers used to assess students' answers
  • Examiner's report - this is the examiner's comment on the examination performance
  • Student answers - for some sessions we can show examples of answers students wrote in the examination
  • Pass rates - These pass rates refer to exams from the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories (all territories administered by the Chartered Governance Institute’s office in London).
IFA Investment exam material
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November 2021 View View View Exam paper 1 (pass)
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November 2020 View View View Answer paper 1
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Student response to question 16

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