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Best Finance Certifications: Our Top List

We’ve had interesting discussions about CFA vs. MBA before, and whether it’s a worthwhile investment. However, that’s not the only alternative qualifications many of us consider in our pursuit of career advancement. With the various finance professional qualifications available, it can be quite daunting at first when faced with so many unfamiliar acronyms.  In this article, I’ll demystify and …

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2023 FRM Exam Dates: Important Deadlines You Need To Know

Whether you are new to FRM exams, or a seasoned Part 2 candidate, here’s a handy summary of all the key FRM exam dates you need to know, as your FRM registration date affects the exam fees you pay. And a nice frequently asked questions (FAQ) section too, to answer any FRM registration questions you …

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What Is CFA Exam? A Useful Beginner’s Guide

Considering the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification and wondering what is it all about? ​Here’s our ultimate, summarized CFA exam overview on all the details you need to know. What is CFA exam about? A quick overview The CFA charter is a world-renowned qualification in the investment management sector, and increasingly the “gold standard” for portfolio managers, wealth …

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TI BA II Plus Guide: How To Use Your Calculator Better

Speed and accuracy matter for the CFA, FRM and CAIA exams. It is worth investing some time to learn how to use your calculator more effectively. This Texas Instruments BA II Plus guide is the ultimate list of some lesser-known, time-saving calculator functions that you need to know for your CFA exam preparations. These tips and …

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FRM Pass Rates: How Hard Are FRM Exams?

[updated with Aug 2022 pass rates] Current or potential FRM candidates often wonder what are the FRM pass rates like, in order to have a sense of FRM exam difficulty. This is also a common question we get asked when our readers compare between CFA vs FRM. The short answer? FRM exams are tough, but …

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CFA Level 1 Economics: Our Cheat Sheet

Note: this cheat sheet is updated for the latest 2022’s curriculum. Regardless whether you’ve a background in finance or economics, Economics is a central topic across all 3 levels of the CFA exams that requires some focus to master, especially the exchange rate section! Building a strong foundation in CFA Level 1 Economics is essential …

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CFA Pass Rates: How Hard Are The CFA Exams?

[Updated for Aug 2022 CFA exams] CFA pass rates are a factor in most candidates’ consideration on whether to sign up for the CFA exams. If pass rates are too high, it lacks prestigiousness. If it is too low, it is too difficult and may not be worth the effort. Tricky, eh? Often branded the …

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What Does An ESG Analyst Do & How To Become One

If you are looking for financial job vacancies, you’ll undoubtedly come across a number of roles associated with the environmental, social and governance (ESG) sector, including that of an ESG Analyst. Not only is this becoming an increasingly popular career choice, but it is also one of the most pronounced industry trends in recent times …

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CFA Last Week Prep: 10 To-Dos Before Exam Day

The week before CFA Level 1 must feel pretty daunting, as it feels the same for Level 2 and 3 candidates too. Back then, I still remember feeling what can best be described as equal parts of zen and zombie. How are you feeling? Tired of all this studying, and just want this to be …

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15 Video Interview Tips: Your Checklist for Success

Whether you’re applying for an entry level financial position or looking to move into a more senior role, after passing an initial phone interview, you may be offered a video interview instead of an in-person meeting. While the pandemic undoubtedly brought video calling into the mainstream, the process of interviewing potential employees is one task …

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