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CFA Level 3 Specialized Pathways: Which Should You Be Choosing?

12 May 2024

CFA, CFA Level 3

CFA Institute previously announced some major evolutions to the CFA Program. Among them is the introduction of Specialized Pathways for CFA Level 3 candidates from 2025. Level 3 candidates will now be able to choose a Specialized Pathway that aligns with their interest and career goals. These three choices are: Portfolio Management (the 'original', traditional pathway), Private Wealth, or Private Markets Additionally, there is also a new Practical Skills Module (PSM) launched called "Portfolio Development and Construction", which is only available for Level 3 candidates. More ...

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Does Music Help You Study? How To Use Music For Exam Success

11 May 2024

Study Motivation

Nearly every student is accused at some point of idling about listening to music instead of working hard on an assignment. Unsubstantiated protests that music helps put them in the right frame of ...

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Productive Habits: A 7-Step Plan To Building Effective Routines

10 May 2024

Study Motivation

Lydia – a CFA Level 2 candidate reader – wrote to us about the difficulty of living in isolation for 6+ months during the pandemic, especially when it comes to forming good habits ...

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CAIA Pass Rates: How Difficult Are CAIA Exams?

9 May 2024


Are you considering CAIA certification? We often get asked how difficult the CAIA exams actually are. While CAIA pass rates and its historical trend is one way to judge this, it can be ...

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CFA Last Minute Preparation: How to Cram Efficiently

8 May 2024

CFA, How To Study

Feeling like you’re running out of time? OK, calm down and take a few deep breaths. For whatever reason, perhaps you’ve now find yourself way behind schedule with a few more weeks to the CFA ...

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How To Read Faster: 5 Useful Techniques You Must Try

7 May 2024

Study Motivation

In between juggling work, life and studying for finance exams, there’s hardly much time to sleep nor eating well. There’s never enough time, isn’t it?  We’ve discussed various ways to organize ourselves for more productive study sessions. However, the largest area ...

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CAIA Exam: What Is Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst?

6 May 2024


The demand for alternative investments is expected to rise. According to Blackrock, their institutional clients currently allocate an average of 25% of their portfolios towards alternatives, which is expected to rise to between 30-40%, whereas ...