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CFA Institute Responds to FT’s “Falls Off Cliff” Article

You may have read an article recently published in the Financial Times (FT) with the headline: “Demand ‘falls off cliff’ for CFA financial analyst qualification“. While the FT article reports on the fall of registration numbers around the CFA exams and reasons why this may be happening, the article quickly became a flashpoint of disgruntled …

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Passed CFA Level 3? Awesome – Now What?

Just received your CFA Level 3 results? We hope it’s good news. Commiserations to those who did not pass, you’ve worked so hard on this so far, do take some time to overcome your disappointment. You’re too close to the end to give up at this stage! Passed CFA Level 3? Congrats on your amazing …

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How To Properly Show CFA On Resume, LinkedIn & Business Cards

With 45% of candidates registering for CFA exams for career reasons, it is crucial to keep your “personal marketing materials” – such as CV/resume, LinkedIn, business cards and even email signature – up-to-date to reflect your latest accomplishments in the CFA Program.  However, did you know about CFA Institute’s strict guidelines on the CFA designation usage …

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CFA Apps: Our Top 5 Shortlist

While there currently is no technology that I know of to replace studying (now there’s a dream!), there are some apps and resources that make studying for CFA exams easier. I am going to share some of my favorite CFA apps with you that will help you prepare for the CFA exam rather than procrastinate. …

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CFA vs MBA: Which Is Better for Your Career?

If you currently or aspire to work in finance, and have evaluated if MBA is worth it to you, a natural follow up comparison question could be: CFA vs MBA which is better for me? Like most comparisons, the answer is – it depends. Firstly, it’s not straightforward to compare a CFA charter and an MBA …

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CFA Mock Exams: How Many Should You Be Doing?

One of the most effective ways to learn is through practice, lots of it. However, how many CFA mock exams should we aim to complete for practice? According to our research (8 years worth of data!), there is an optimal number of CFA mock exams you should be doing for the best chance of passing. …

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CFA Level 3 Essay Questions: How To Self-Grade Accurately

The CFA Level 3 essay questions, also known as the constructed response section, is often a significant challenge to Level 3 candidates.  Our research has also estimated that more than 93% of Level 3 candidates performed worse in the essay paper compared to the item-set paper, so improving your essay performance can really help your chances …

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