frm vs prm comparison summary

FRM vs PRM: Which risk management certification is better?

Financial risk managers play an invaluable role in maintaining a company’s fiscal health by seeking to identify, analyze and address the risks associated with a company’s business operations. Today, the profession is highly valued, with median annual salaries of $128K in the US, going up to $200K+ for top 10% of risk management professionals. For …

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FRM Fees: How Much Does It Truly Cost?

​Here’s a proper guide on all the relevant FRM fees you really need to budget for both Parts of the FRM exams. First, we are going to dive straight into the total cost of FRM exams (and its assumptions). Then, we will delve into the details of the 5 main types of costs, before finally discussing money-saving …

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How Much Does CAIA Certification Cost? A Useful Estimate 1

How Much Does CAIA Certification Cost? A Useful Estimate

​Here’s a straightforward guide on all the relevant CAIA certification cost you really need to budget for both levels of the CAIA exams. First, we are going to look at the total cost of CAIA exams (and its assumptions). Then, we will delve into the details of the 5 main types of costs, before finally discussing money-saving …

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CFA online proctored testing (OPT)

CFA Online Proctored Testing (OPT): A Timely Summary

Since the first mention of online proctored testing (OPT) on 12th Jan 2021, CFA Institute has promptly revealed more information about this online proctored exam option in the last few weeks. Here’s a summary of the latest of what we know so far: What is Online Proctored Testing (OPT)? OPT candidates can take exams at …

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Best Finance Certifications: Our Top List 2

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 professional qualifications available, it can be quite daunting at first when faced with so many unfamiliar acronyms.  In this article, I’ll demystify and compare …

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CFA curriculum changes and topic weights

2021 CFA Curriculum Changes and Topic Weights, Summarized

Note: This article is for the 2021 curriculum. For the new 2022 curriculum comparison, check out our article on 2022 CFA curriculum changes. Did you know that CFA Institute typically updates the CFA curriculum and topic weights annually for all 3 levels? Due to coronavirus, CFA Institute has kept the 2021 curriculum the same as 2020’s. This …

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Investment Management Certificate (IMC): A Useful Guide

Did you know that in certain situations, the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) can be more suitable than taking on the CFA exams? With over 5,000 exams sat each year, IMC is the most widely-recognised and established qualification of its kind in the UK. The IMC has been used by investment professionals for 25 years, and …

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CFA Charter: Is CFA Worth It? Should I Take It?

Is CFA worth it, especially considering the 1,000+ hours you need to complete all 3 levels? What are the benefits of CFA charter? The answer really depends on you, your career goals and what you make of it.  Drawing from my personal experience, here are​ a few things to consider to help your decision on whether …

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CFA Career Paths: What Are Typical Job Opportunities for CFA Charterholders?

Did you know that 45% of CFA candidates pursue the charter for career-related reasons? But what are typical Chartered Financial Analysts’ (CFA) career paths? It is crucial to understand the potential career paths and flexibility that a CFA designation offers, and this applies regardless if you’re: considering the CFA designation; an existing CFA candidate; or …

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7 Ambient Sound Apps to Increase Your Study Focus 3

7 Ambient Sound Apps to Increase Your Study Focus

We all begin our CFA studies with the best intentions, forming good habits such as eating well, sleeping enough, reducing stress levels… generally striking a sensible balance between all the different priorities in your life currently. We do this in hope to maximize our focus and productivity for every precious minute we pour into learning the materials. However, as tiredness catches up with you …

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