Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Kenneth Ng – CFA Level I Dec 2017

I am a civil servant, and my job does not involve much of the world outside. I am unhappy with my job and am building an escape plan. I figured that I want to go into finance – and if I can’t secure a job in the finance industry, at least I’ve learnt how to invest my money. While...

Anshul Dubey – CFA Level I Dec 2017

My Road to CFA I failed CA finals 4 times and was obviously depressed and dejected. One of my cousin introduced the term CFA amidst the crisis. At first, I saw the passing percentage which was definitely 13 times more than the passing percentage of CA finals from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. That obviously was a relief. I...

Alejandro Gómez – CFA Level I Dec 2017

I chose the CFA Exam as it prepares a candidate for both theory and practice for the financial services industry and it really improves your work as an financial analyst. My Strategies To be honest, I felt lost before I found out about PrepSmarter. I was studying from the Kaplan books but I was not practicing much, so it didn’t feel...

What are the Career Opportunities After CFA level 1 Certification- Recognition, Job, Salary

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, in today’s world, everybody...

Javier Gortari Ferrándiz – CFA Level I June 2017

Why did you choose to pursue CFA? I study a double degree in Business and Law in a Madrid-based university. I chose to pursue CFA as part of my goal of finding an analyst position in a Corporate Finance firm. Since I come from a non-finance background and had little or no knowledge of any aspect treated in the Curriculum,...

Why is PrepSmarter the Best CFA level 1 Preparation Tool- Pass CFA level 1 Sooner

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 and practice. When I was preparing for CFA and...

Ultimate CFA level 1 June 2018 Study Plan – Popular among CFA Study Groups

CFA Level 1 June 2018 Study Plan
Congratulations! You're on the right track. To conquer an exam as tough as CFA, you definitely need a study plan. Here's a recommended study plan for CFA Level 1, which has worked well with my CFA Study Groups (95% pass rate). But don't choose it just because it has worked for others. If you can't commit to this plan, I strongly...

CFA level 1 2018 Curriculum Changes – Must know before taking CFA level 1 2018 Exam

CFA Level 1 Curriculum changes
CFA Institute regularly updates CFA Curriculum to keep it relevant. PrepSmarter stays on top of any curriculum changes so our users always have the most updated content. Here are the high-level changes for CFA Level 1 2018: New Reading One reading was completely rewritten and is essentially new for 2018 at CFA Level 1. Introduction to Alternative Investments by Terri Duhon, George Spentzos,...

Everything you ever wanted to know about CFA Level 1 – Ultimate CFA Level 1 Exam Guide

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation, offered globally by CFA Institute, is the most respected and widely recognized certification in finance. The program focuses on portfolio management, financial analysis and asset valuation. Learn more about CFA. CFA certification is awarded after a candidate has passed three rigorous exams (Level 1, 2 and 3) and demonstrated four years of relevant work experience....

CFA Pass Rate and Trends- Find Out The Latest Trends

CFA passing percentage varies from year to year and has traditionally fallen between 35% and 45%. Candidates receive a score report that is intended to be fairly unspecific: there is no numerical score or grade for the test, only a Pass/Fail result, and the candidate's performance range in each of the topic areas: below 50%, between 50% and 70%,...

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