Credentials of the Founder
Investment Advice Diploma (Securities) and Investment Advice Diploma (Derivatives)
These two Diplomas qualify Walter to be authorised to advising on and dealing with securities and derivatives ( Conduct Regulated Activity 2, 3, 12, 13 ) in UK’s financial markets.
These qualifications are not only recognised in the United Kingdom and Europe, but also allow Walter to meet the ASIC's qualification requirements for similar regulated activities in Australia under RG146. To receive these diplomas, candidates must pass several chanllenging exams. Walter was able to pass these exams with ease thanks to his 14+ years real world experience in the stock market.
As a comparison, from 1st Jan 2013, there is only one university qualification in London that is able to meet the strict standards and provides the same level of competence is the Master of Science in Banking and International Finance from Casss Business School of London City University
Investment Management Certificate
On 29 June 2012, Aston Business School awarded IMC advantage status by CFA UK; meaning that Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Society of United Kingdom recognises the significant alignment between the Investment Management Certificates (IMC) and the BSc (Hons) in Finance at Aston University. So a graduate with Aston University’s BSc (Hons) in Finance would be assumed to be well prepared for IMC’s exams, though not necessarily guaranteeing a pass. Aston Business School is rated in the top 6 business schools in UK.
Walter was able to pass IMC's exams with ease with his real world knowledge and experience in the financial markets without the need of going through academic study again.
The Investment Management Certificate qualifies Walter to Managing Investments and/or undertaking the activity of a broker fund adviser. ( conduct Regulated Activity 14 and 10 )
As a comparasion, the only university courses in the UK now qualify graduates to conduct Regulated Activity 14 and 10 are University of Strling's Master of Science in International Accounting and Finance and Master of Science in Investment Analysis.
Corporate Finance Certificate
Corporate Finance Certificate qualifies Walter to Advising on investments in the course of corporate finance business (conduct Regulated Activity 8 )
Investment Operations Certificate (Collective Investment Scheme Administration)
Investment Operations Certificate (Collective Investment Scheme Administration), together with Investment Management Certificate, qualify Walter to 1. Overseeing on a day to day basis operating a collective investment scheme or undertaking activities of a trustee or depositary of a collective investment scheme; 2. Overseeing on a day to day basis safeguarding and administering investments or holding client money. (conduct Regulated Activity 15, 16 and 17 )