ÅKU 2020

Annual knowledge update for SwedSec license holders

The key word for Contento’s ÅKU 2020 is efficiency. Therefore, some of the 25 sections begin with a knowledge test, and if you pass it in one attempt, you will be approved for the entire section in question and may proceed to the next.

Each section represents one of SwedSec’s proficiency requirements, and which one of them you should go through depends on your professional role. To fulfill SwedSec’s requirements, you need to complete at least eight sections.

Course content

ÅKU 2020 consists of the following 25 subjects:

  • Money Laundering – Know Your Customer
  • Money Laundering – for Management and Control functions
  • Low inflation, low real interest rate, low exchange rate
  • Impact investing
  • Stock market and sustainability
  • Sustainable and social bonds
  • Sustainability in investment advisory and portfolio management
  • Green mortgages
  • Prior Agreements for condominiums
  • Title deed cutting
  • Rules for deposit guarantee in special life events
  • Capital losses on housing sales
  • Rules on spouses and cohabitants’ joint housing
  • Swedish tax changes
  • Taxation of close companies
  • Saving for children and grandchildren
  • Costs associated with fund savings
  • Moving and repurchasing insurance
  • Withdrawal of pension
  • The definition of insider information
  • Measures of earnings, capital and cash flows
  • Key figures in company analysis
  • Interest-related instruments
  • Capital requirements
  • Ethics case

Launch and registration

The course was launched on June 5, 2020. To register, click the link for your professional role below.

Advisers

This version is for those who work with financial advice for consumers, including investment advice. Those who work with insurance brokerage and provide advice on life insurance with savings are also included in the target group.

Specialists

This course is for those who work in different types of specialist functions in the securities field, such as fund and portfolio managers, analysts and stock brokers. (For a Swedish version, scroll down.)

Management and control functions

This version is for those who work with different management and control functions in the securities market, such as CEOs, other responsible managers and compliance officers and certain positions in risk control and other control functions.

Mortgage loans

This version is for those who are covered by SwedSec’s licensing requirements for mortgage loans.

Information providers

This version is aimed at those who work with providing information to customers, such as cash and customer service staff, at customer centers, telephone banks and the like.

Specialists (in Swedish)

This course is for those who work in different types of specialist functions in the securities field, such as fund and portfolio managers, analysts and stock brokers.