CFA entry requirements

CFA Entry Requirements: A Detailed Overview

There are currently more than 175,000 individuals CFA charterholders globally, and this number is only expected to increase. The first step of becoming a CFA charterholder is to register for CFA Level 1. This brings up a handful of important questions: What are the current CFA entry requirements? Are there any CFA eligibility criteria or …

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CFA Level 1 Tips: Top Advice From Previous Candidates 1

CFA Level 1 Tips: Top Advice From Previous Candidates

So you’ve finally registered for the CFA exams as a Level 1 candidate. Welcome! Facing the first challenge of your CFA journey can be overwhelming. But you are not alone, because we are here to guide you on what you should do in your CFA Level 1 preparation and help you pass.  Here are our top 10 CFA …

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CFA Level 1 Ethics: Our Cheat Sheet 2

CFA Level 1 Ethics: Our Cheat Sheet

Note: this cheat sheet is updated for the latest 2022’s curriculum. 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 …

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how to change careers

6 Clear Steps on How to Change Careers Successfully

The pandemic has prompted a career rethink for many of us, with 60% of UK workers planning a career change, a 7% increase from 2020. As we see in our forum discussions, there’s a diverse set of people from various backgrounds looking to make that career change into specific areas in finance. You are not alone. Whether it’s fixed …

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cfa level 1 derivatives cheat sheet

CFA Level 1 Derivatives: Our Cheat Sheet

Note: this cheat sheet is updated for the latest 2022’s curriculum. 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 …

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CFA Level 1 Equity: Our Cheat Sheet 3

CFA Level 1 Equity: Our Cheat Sheet

Note: this cheat sheet is updated for the latest 2022’s curriculum. If you’re following our recommended Level 1 topic study order: after going through Quant, FRA and Fixed Income, CFA Level 1 Equity Investments would be a lovely topic in comparison. Since Equity is a relatively gentle section of the curriculum, it provides an opportunity …

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cfa investment foundations

CFA Investment Foundations Program: A Quick Guide

Note: CFA Institute has announced that Investment Foundations program will stop accepting new registrations on 17 December 2021, with the final exam delivered in mid June 2022. Did you know that CFA Institute has a lesser known, global investment certification that is completely free, fully-online, requiring only 100 hours of study with a relatively high …

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salary negotiation tips

6 Useful Salary Negotiation Tips You Must Know

It’s insane that we’re never taught about negotiations in classes, given how much we actually need it for important milestones in our lives, such as promotion and salary raise discussions. Just like interviewing, networking, or knowing what to do to get the promotion, negotiations are part and parcel of life, especially when managing your career. Practicing and learning …

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how to prepare and pass CFA Level 1

CFA Level 1: How to Prepare & Pass CFA in 18 Months

How does one obtain the CFA charter as quickly as possible? The fastest route is to pass all 3 exams in less than 2 years, assuming consecutive passes. The path is slightly faster at 12-18 months with new testing schedule of the computer-based exams for all levels from 2021. I somehow managed to do this years ago …

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cfa level 1 fra

CFA Level 1 FRA: Our Cheat Sheet

Note: this cheat sheet is updated for the latest 2022’s curriculum. Ah, I remember the days where I looked at the sheer volume of formulae and concepts in CFA Level 1 FRA (Financial Reporting and Analysis) in despair. And how I felt 5x worse when studying Level 2’s FRA section… Financial Reporting and Analysis is …

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