Competency Title:

Investment Product Management

Competency Type:


Competency Description

This competency refers to the ability to develop Collective Investment Schemes to meet specified investment strategies. The scope includes unit trusts, real estate investment trusts, exchange traded funds, restricted investment scheme and closed-end funds.

Level 1 - Awareness

Level 1

• Identify the collective investment schemes available in the market.
• Identify regulatory requirements related to collective investment schemes.
• Recognise the demands for collective investment schemes.
Level 2 - Knowledge

Level 2

• Outline the features of the various collective investment schemes.
• Prepare new product documentations for approval from regulatory authorities.
• Identify the category of investors for specific collective investment schemes.
Level 3 - Skill

Level 3

• Analyse suitability of product features on potential shareholder's investment objectives.
• Plan the new product issuance or distribution activities in accordance with fair dealing best practices.
• Analyse opportunities to create new demands for existing products.
Level 4 - Mastery

Level 4

• Evaluate the performance of the product in the market against the specified investment objectives.
• Establish operational procedures to manage the new product in accordance with specified management policies.
• Evaluate the ability of products to meet and maintain specified investment objectives.
Level 5 - Expert

Level 5

• Review and evaluate strategies to achieve the performance of the products against investment objectives.
• Evaluate the feasibility of new product launches in consideration of market conditions.
• Establish product management strategy for the organisation to maximise the market potentials of product throughout its lifecycle.