We’re charterholders. And we want to help you become one too.

Since early 2012, 300Hours has been helping CFA candidates pass their CFA exams.

No vanilla tips, or unqualified opinions written only to flog products. Real, valuable resources, created by charterholders, that changes your prep game.

If you’ve ever wished you could get in-depth guidance from someone who’s done it all before – you’re in the right place.

300Hours started as a simple blog, and evolved into a thriving hub for CFA candidates by featuring experienced advice, useful resources, pioneering research and exceptional attention to you, the readers.

There’s no one else like us:

  • Real advice. Everyone at 300Hours has passed their CFA exams or are current candidates.
  • Useful resources. From prep tips, study planners to mock exams, our resources have been personally created by us, and all free to our readers.
  • Pioneering research. Our readers have helped us create the largest CFA candidate database outside of CFA Institute itself, which we analyze to help current and future candidates.
  • No bias or hidden agendas. We don’t sell any prep products. We do work with advertisers to keep the lights on, but ads will always be clearly marked, and we can vouch for every partner we work with.

Our mission is simple: We’ve passed the CFA exams. And we’re here to help you do it too.

Your perfect companion to your CFA exam preparation

Every week, 300Hours can boost you with guidance, resources and advice, drawn from real research and experience, perfectly timed to the CFA exam cycles.

And we’re not too humble to say it’s the most popular and respected independent CFA candidate hub on the planet:

What can you expect from 300Hours?

  • Original, useful help, for the exams and your career.
  • Free, useful tools, that you will come to depend on.
  • Ground-breaking research that you won’t find anywhere else.

The best prepared candidates are the ones most likely to pass. It’ll be a smoother, faster path past the exams if you knew what we know, so benefit from our experience … for free.


Zee Tan, CFA, Contributor to 300 Hours

Zee Tan

​Zee earned his CFA charter in 2011. He trained as an engineer, started his career in financial consultancy, and switched gears to technological startups. He writes regularly for 300Hours and is always wishing he has more time to do more.

Christine Martinez, CFA, Contributor to 300 Hours

Christine Martinez

Christine earned her CFA charter in 2011. She started in financial consultancy, then investment banking, but eventually jumped ship to journalism to fuel her travelling desires. 

Sophie Macon, CFA, Contributor to 300 Hours

Sophie Macon

​Sophie passed all her CFA exams in 2012. She spent five years in corporate finance, travelled the world, and is now structuring finance in the startup world. Food is her other passion – when not working, she feeds her unhealthy obsession with cooking and cuisine.

Marc Coward

Marc is the proud holder of a CFA charter, an MBA, and a Canadian passport. When he is not creating and managing CFA exam prep materials for AdaptPrep, he can be found cleaning up after his children.

Mike Chan

Mike passed his Level 3 CFA exam in 2015 and puts it to good use as an asset manager. In spare moments, he spends his time sketching and learning calligraphy. And eating.

Neil Harkness

Neil is in the middle of earning his CFA charter and hopes to finish it as quickly and painlessly as possible. His crazy views are entirely his own, and he is always grateful that the rest of the team actually allows this stuff to be published.