Why is PrepSmarter best for CFA Level I preparation

Why is PrepSmarter best for CFA Level I preparation

I'm frequently asked - How does PrepSmarter compare to Schweser Qbank or Wiley Efficient Learning and others? How is PrepSmarter better than others? Here's my humble attempt at outlining the differences between our offering and our competitors'. Most candidates fail not due to the quality of their prep material but due to lack of discipline…

Everything you ever wanted to know about CCRA Level 2

Everything you ever wanted to know about CCRA Level 2

The Certified Credit Research Analyst (CCRA) Certification is being jointly offered by Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) a premier global certification body in financial domain and National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM). The program focuses on financial analysis, credit analysis, rating methodologies, credit strategy and structuring. Learn more about CCRA. CCRA certification…

CCRA Level 2 Study Plan

CCRA Level 2 Study Plan

Congratulations! You're on the right track. To conquer an exam like CCRA, you definitely need a study plan. Here's a recommended study plan, which has worked well with many CCRA candidates. But don't choose it just because it has worked for others. If you can't commit to this plan, I strongly recommend you create one…

Everything you ever wanted to know about CCRA Level 1

Everything you ever wanted to know about CCRA Level 1

The Certified Credit Research Analyst (CCRA) Certification is being jointly offered by Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) a premier global certification body in financial domain and National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM). The program focuses on financial analysis, credit analysis, rating methodologies, credit strategy and structuring. Learn more about CCRA. CCRA certification…

Parth Parikh - FRM Part II May 2017

Parth Parikh - FRM Part II May 2017

FRM is undoubtedly one of the most respected and celebrated risk management course globally. I wanted to understand Risk as a concept because, in India, there's not much focus on Risk at an Individual Level. India has a growing Debt Market and Derivatives Market. And I feel it is going to be a good opportunity…

CFA Level I Topics and Weights

CFA Level I Topics and Weights

There are 10 topics areas in Level I. Topic areas are further organized into 18 Study Sessions, which are divided into 60 readings. Level I focusses on Tools and Concepts and thus gives more weightage to Quantitative Methods, Economics and Financial Reporting and Analysis. Quantitative Methods, Economics and Accounting are the foundation for Asset valuation…

CCRA Level 1 Study Plan

CCRA Level 1 Study Plan

Congratulations! You're on the right track. To conquer an exam like CCRA, you definitely need a study plan. Here's a recommended study plan, which has worked well with many CCRA candidates. But don't choose it just because it has worked for others. If you can't commit to this plan, I strongly recommend you to create…

How to balance work and study

How to balance work and  study

Balancing work and study is a pretty tough task, especially if you are managing a full time job with study pressure of a professional certification or credential. But the good news is, you can pull off the balancing act by employing proper time management and brain based adaptive learning techniques. Here’s how you can…

Career Opportunities after Clearing CFA Level I

Career Opportunities after Clearing CFA Level I

For the past few years, CFA has become a highly sought after course. People from various spheres who are fascinated with finance are trying their hand at this course as it is one of the most acknowledged financial qualifications in the finance domain. Passing every level of CFA requires relentless commitment and hard work. However,…