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SA6 Investment

The aim of the Investment Specialist Applications subject is to instil in successful candidates the ability to apply knowledge of the United Kingdom investment environment and the principles of actuarial practice to the selection and management of investments appropriate to the needs of investors

SA6 is one of the seven Specialist Applications (SA) subjects.  You need to pass one of the SA subjects; no exemptions are available.

There are two opportunities each year to sit this exam: in April, and in September/October

For the April exam sitting, bookings will open in January/February each year; for the September/October exam sitting, bookings will open in July.  Exam bookings are open for a limited period for each exam, and you must make your application by the closing date given on the form. You will need to pay the exam fee when you apply for the exam.

The Actuarial Education Company (ActEd), provides study material and tuition for this subject

The exams will be based on the syllabus as supported by the core reading.  The ActEd course material will be the main source of tuition as it expands on the core reading.  However, if you need clarification on some points, or want to read further, then you may find it useful to consult the texts suggested on the resources page to get a different viewpoint. You may also like to read the How to pass SA6 page.

The recommended study time for this exam is 300 hours depending on  your past educational background in the subject.

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