CFA Exam Dates Deadlines and Schedule For Your Calendar

2022-2023 CFA Exam Dates: Important Deadlines You Need To Know

Keeping track of all the important CFA exam information and deadlines is tough as is, especially when you’re already busy studying to pass the exams. It didn’t help that CFA Institute’s dates keep changing with the pandemic situation, in addition to the new frequency and computer-based exam formats in 2021. So here’s a quick summary …

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cfp certified financial planner guide

CFP Exam: How to Become a Certified Financial Planner

If you’re considering a career in finance, financial planning may be an ideal career path as it offers a great work life balance, decent salary with interesting, client-focused analytical work. It’s a big growth area too, with global demand for financial planning expected to grow faster than average in the next 5 years. In essence, …

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cfa vs cfp

CFA vs CFP: Which is better for me?

If you have an inkling of which finance career you’re interested in pursuing, it is definitely worth studying for a specialized, globally recognized finance certification to help you secure that desired career path. CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CFP (Certified Financial Planner) certifications definitely fit the criteria: highly specialized in their respective field yet still …

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cfa registration journey planner

Plan Your CFA Registration With Our Handy Journey Planner

After a year of computer-based testing (CBT), CFA Institute recently announced yet another change to the exam windows for 2022-2023 CFA exams. For those considering the CFA exams: How do these changes impact the speed of your path to CFA charter? What are the differences between the various CFA registration options? ​How does that route …

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cfa pass rates

CFA Pass Rates: How Hard Are The CFA Exams?

[Updated for the Feb ’22 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 …

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cfa after mba

Why Pursuing CFA After MBA Is A Better Idea

I recently graduated this past spring with my Masters in Business Administration. Finance classes were by and far my favorite, and after gaining work experience as an intern in investor relations, I flirted with the idea of obtaining CFA after MBA graduation. The CFA society of my region spoke to my class the first semester …

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CFA career paths job opportunities

CFA Careers: 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 the typical Chartered Financial Analysts’ (CFA) careers? What can you do with a CFA charter? It is crucial to understand the potential job opportunities and flexibility that a CFA designation offers, and this applies regardless if you’re: considering …

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cfa vs caia comparison

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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cfa in college

Should You Consider CFA In College or University?

Can you take CFA Level 1 in college? Yes, according to CFA Level 1’s entry requirements, candidates need to be at least in their final year of their bachelor’s degree when registering for Level 1. As of 2019, a significant and fast growing portion of CFA candidates are full-time university students, nearly doubling to 23% …

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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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