Mutual Funds

Overview

Investors have increasingly turned to mutual funds to save for education, retirement, and other financial goals. With mutual funds, investment dollars of many investors are pooled together to purchase individual securities in a portfolio. The popularity of mutual funds has resulted in significant industry growth in the number of funds, variety of funds, and dollar value of assets under management. 

This comprehensive course will cover the topic of mutual funds beginning with basic features, characteristics, and benefits and ending with tax considerations, breakpoint abuse, and asset allocation. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • demonstrate an understanding of the features and benefits of mutual funds
  • describe types of funds and fund management structures
  • explain investment risks, fees and expenses
  • demonstrate an understanding of taxation principles that impact mutual fund shareholders
  • describe the fees and expenses related to management company operations
  • explain the availability and process of breakpoint discounts for investors
  • describe the process and benefits of asset allocation

Designed For

Life and health insurance producers; financial advisors and planners
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