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CAIA Pass Rates: How Difficult Are CAIA Exams?

Are you considering CAIA certification? We often get asked how difficult the CAIA exams actually are. While CAIA pass rates and its historical trend is one way to judge this, it can be tricky to compare difficulty between designations such as CAIA vs. CFA as well. CAIA exams are tough in the sense that you’ll …

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CAIA Exam: What’s A Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst?

The demand for alternative investments is expected to rise. According to Blackrock, their institutional clients currently allocate an average of 25% of their portfolios towards alternatives, which is expected to rise to between 30-40%, whereas ordinary investors will increase their alternatives allocation from 3% to 25%. The demand for alternative investment managers is likely to continue …

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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, regardless of level. …

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Get Your Free, Customized CAIA Study Planner Now

CAIA candidates often ask us on how best to plan their studies to pass the exams. Or whether they can finish studying the CAIA curriculum in a set number of months. The ‘problem’ with these questions is that each individual should have their own optimal plan that suits their circumstances – there is no one-size-fits-all.  …

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When Are CAIA Exam Results Released? And Other FAQs

It can be a nail-biting experience waiting for your CAIA exam results, and even more so if you don’t know when results are announced. While CAIA Association provides reasonably accurate time guidance of results release, the wait has been longer due to the pandemic’s disruptions. To be helpful, here are our predicted CAIA exam results …

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2022 CAIA Exam Dates: Important Deadlines You Need To Know

Considering the CAIA designation? It’s a pretty good choice if you plan to build a career in growing alternative investments sector. In response to the pandemic, CAIA has expanded its in-person computer-based testing (CBT) exams to accommodate online proctoring (OP) as well, so you can now take the CAIA exams remotely too. Whether you are …

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CFA vs CAIA: Which Is Superior? Or Do Both?

CFA and CAIA designations can appear very similar at first sight, as they both target investment and financial professionals. However, there are differences in global recognition, breadth and depth of topics studied, career focus and exam difficulty. They could even be a complementary set of finance certifications to go for, depending on career goals. For …

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How To Use HP12C Calculator Better for CFA, FRM and CAIA Exams

This is a guide on how to use HP12C calculator. If you’re using Texas Instruments BA II Plus calculator, check out our how-to guide here. The HP12C calculator is Hewlett Packard’s longest and best-selling product, in continual production since its introduction in 1981. Due to its simple operation for key financial calculations, the calculator long ago …

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How To Study Effectively: Proven Methods That Work for CFA, FRM & CAIA Exams

Have you ever wondered if your current study methods are effective for passing the exams? A comprehensive study called “Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques” by Dunlosky et al. (2013), may just help answer that.  More importantly, I’ve read through and applied the learnings of this study for the specific case of CFA, FRM and CAIA exams, …

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