Reita, the education and awareness campaign for property investment and REITs and The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), are working together to extend the diploma level investment paper to include property investment as an asset class.
The relevant property investment syllabus and exam structure is slated for introduction early next year, the CII adds.
The move comes following research by Reita last year which showed almost 60% of advisers were interested in qualifications in property investment.
Dave Butler, head of external affairs at Reita, explains: “Accordingly we assembled a steering committee of Reita members and others across the property and investment communities to look at the areas that need to be covered.
“As a result of this, we have established the essential knowledge and topics for those giving advice on property investment. We are really pleased now to be able to work with the CII to take this further.
“Over the coming months we look forward to developing a syllabus and learning materials which will allow advisers to confidently and safely address the performance characteristics and risks of property as an asset class and not just as a set of products.”IFAonline
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