What Is The CFA Exam

What Is CFA Exam? A Useful Beginner’s Guide

Considering the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification and wondering what is it all about? ​Here’s our ultimate, summarized CFA exam overview on all the details you need to know. What is CFA exam about? A quick overview The CFA charter is a world-renowned qualification in the investment management sector, and increasingly the “gold standard” for portfolio managers, wealth managers …

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cfa vs frm

CFA vs FRM: Which is better for me?

Finance certifications such as CFA and FRM are a cost effective way (compared to an MBA) to give your finance career a boost. We do receive a lot of questions from our readers trying to understand the core differences between them in deciding whether to pursue CFA or FRM. Hence, for those still on the …

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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 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 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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Which Is The Most Difficult CFA Level?

Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the hardest CFA level of them all? While opinions differ among us, I think quite a lot of CFA charterholders agree that the answer is between CFA Level 2 vs Level 3. In this articles, we focus on the reasons why candidates felt that CFA Level 2 or …

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CFA Charterholder Requirements

CFA Requirements: How to Become A CFA Charterholder

For those of you considering the CFA charter, today we will cover exactly what you will need to do in order to obtain and earn the right to use the CFA charter, in fine details – a complete guide on all the CFA requirements you need to be a CFA charterholder. So all you need to do …

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CFA Charterholders: Why Top Firms Prefer Hiring Them

Interviewing for a new job, targeting a promotion, or looking to progress your career? Top tier firms know that the CFA Program produces results. ​For your next career move, here’s a primer with all the facts and research showing how CFA charterholders and candidates have an edge over the rest. Let’s dive in! A hiring …

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