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CFA Pass Rates: How Hard Are The 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 ‘world’s hardest exams’, we often get …

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2021 FRM Exam Dates: Important Deadlines You Need To Know

Similar to CFA exams, GARP has announced that FRM exams will transition to computer-based testing (CBT) from 2021. 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. And a nice frequently asked questions (FAQ) section too, …

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FRM July 2021 Exams: Some Locations Postponed

GARP has announced the postponement of some FRM July 2021 exams in these locations: Malaysia Russia Thailand Indonesia Oman This is due to the increase in COVID cases and local regulations in these countries. There is currently no news of postponement in India yet, nor an option provided for deferral here. GARP stated that it …

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CFA Professional Conduct Investigation: A Clear Guide

As a CFA candidate, you may have heard occasional horror stories about some candidates being subjected to CFA Professional Conduct investigations due to a misconduct (perceived or actual). To help alleviate your concerns, this article aims to explain: what CFA Institute’s Professional Conduct Program (PCP) is about; how a disciplinary process works; what to do …

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CFA Level 1 Portfolio Management: Our Cheat Sheet 1

CFA Level 1 Portfolio Management: Our Cheat Sheet

It is probably no surprise that portfolio management is the most popular career current CFA candidates are interested in exploring further. Portfolio management is the heart of the CFA program – and they start you light and gentle in Level 1 with a broad strokes introduction, gradually increasing in difficulty and topic weight as you …

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2022 CFA Curriculum Changes: Our Super Summary

Note: This article is for the new 2022 curriculum. For previous year’s info, check out our article on 2020-2021 CFA curriculum changes. The new 2022 CFA curriculum is now out for all 3 levels, given that the L1 Feb22 exam is now open for registration. We have carefully gone through all the 2022 learning outcome …

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What Is FRM Exam? Our Financial Risk Manager Guide

What is FRM qualification all about? If you’re keen on a career in risk management, consider the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) program by by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP): a two-part, self study set of examinations with global recognition. ​This comprehensive guide is packed with the latest information that will aid your decision making on …

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CFA Level 1 Derivatives: Our Cheat Sheet

Derivatives. Perhaps no single word has a greater ability to strike fear in the hearts of CFA candidates. The readings on this topic are replete with graphs, formulas, all of which seem indecipherable, and gratuitous references to Greek letters. However, it doesn’t need to be. In fact, it can be one of your strongest topics, …

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CFA Level 1 Alternative Investments: Our Cheat Sheet 2

CFA Level 1 Alternative Investments: Our Cheat Sheet

Whilst a relatively smaller topic weight in the overall CFA Level 1 exams, Alternative Investments is an important topic career-wise if you work in asset management as it is expected to capture 49% of global asset management revenue by 2024. I personally found this topic very interesting – a nice break from the traditional fixed …

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CFA Level 1 Ethics: Our Cheat Sheet 3

CFA Level 1 Ethics: Our Cheat Sheet

If mastered, Ethics can be the ace up your sleeve throughout your CFA exam journey, given its relative high topic-weight yet similar content across all 3 levels. That said, Ethics can be really dry to read through at times… we know, as we have gone through them ourselves. That’s why we’ve created this CFA Level …

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