This workbook has been developed to assist candidates in preparing for the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) Level 1 Certification Examination for Investment Advisers. NISM-Series-X-A: Investment Adviser (Level 1) Certification Examination along with the NISM-Series-X-B: Investment Adviser (Level 2) Certification Examination seeks to create a common minimum knowledge benchmark for all associated persons registered as an investment adviser and partners and representatives of investment advisers under SEBI (Investment Advisers) Regulations, 2013 and offering investment advisory services.
The book covers all important topics to enhance the quality of investment advisory and related services in the financial services industry. It covers topics related to the basics of investment advisory, steps in the advisory process, making and implementation of a financial plan and evaluation of different products. This course teaches financial planning as an approach to investing, insurance, retirement planning and an aid for advisers to develop long term relationships with their clients. The book also discusses the concept of Income tax, Wealth tax and legalities of Estate planning in personal finance, and regulatory aspects underlying advisory.