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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 last week. Here’s a summary of what we know so far: What is Online Proctored Testing (OPT)? OPT candidates can take exams at home, with proctors monitoring the exam …

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Failed CFA Exams? Follow Our 5 Clear Steps To Recover

CFA exams are famed for being difficult to pass. Failing CFA exams is unfortunately pretty common, but certainly not discussed enough. When I failed CFA Level 2 many years ago (at Band 10, basically just below the Minimum Passing Score), I remember the overwhelming devastation and anger after spending 350+ hours studying for it. If …

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

Alternatives are getting more mainstream. 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 to rise in the foreseeable future. …

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CFA Salary: How Much Does A CFA Charter Increase Your Pay By? [2021 Edition]

Will your salary increase as you go through the CFA Program?​Yes, it does. In fact, you don’t even have to wait until you become a CFA charterholder. Proper, reliable CFA salary data are hard to come by, so we started our own years ago to help our readers. The key differentiator of our CFA salary analysis …

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CFA Investment Foundations Program: A Quick Guide

Did you know that CFA Institute has a lesser known, global investment certification that is completely free, administered online, requiring only 100 hours of study with a relatively high pass rate? 😲 Assuming it is suitable for your career situation and objective, it is something you can even register for right now, study and complete the …

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What Is The CFA Exam? A Useful Beginner’s Guide

Considering the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and wondering what is the CFA exam all about? The CFA exams have recently undergone huge changes in exam format, schedules and even results formats. ​Here’s our ultimate beginner’s guide to how the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation will look like in 2021 and beyond. What Is The CFA Exam? A Quick Overview The …

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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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18 Actionable Ways To Improve Memory For Studying [CFA Exam Edition]

This is a SUPER detailed guide to enhancing your memory for studying. In this guide, I’ll show you 18 actionable ways to improve memory (for any exams), with CFA-exam-specific examples. So if you want to increase your chances of passing any exams, this list is for you. Let’s get started! What Is The Forgetting Curve? Before we …

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Introducing GARP’s SCR Certification: A Handy Guide

One of the key lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic so far is that we must react swiftly to high probability, high impact risks — and delays are costly. The climate is changing. And the risks from climate change are only going to rise over the foreseeable future.  As climate risk management continues to develop towards being a discrete …

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