Does anyone know whether co-op work experience will count towards the CFAI work experience requirement? The wording seems to have changed on the CFAI page as they used to have a line about internships not counted. (http://www.cfainstitute.org/about/membership/process/Pages/work_experien...) Continue reading
So I think we can agree that a large part of the difficulty in the CFA exams is retention of material throughout the study periods. The Level 1 exam is in June and I’m probably 15-20% of the way through the reading material. I find myself thinking back to some of the concepts I studied a few weeks ago and fall upon the occasional areas where I feel I forgot something important.
I need your guys’s help, what are some ways you found effective in retaining everything you had studied (formulas and all) throughout the months of studying all the material? Continue reading
I was asked by one of the emoployers to take the WSAT test on StreetofWalls.com - I did and got 66%….
what does it mean? Am i good, bad or ugly? and what will employers make out of this ? Continue reading
Is there such requirement? Let say you finish level 1 but you want to take a year off before doing level 2 and 3 for whatever reasons. Do you need to complete the whole thing within a specific time frame after you pass level 1? Continue reading
can you please comment on the print quality and the paper quality of the study material of third party compared to CFAI?
I like to highlight a lot when studying and the CFAI books had excellent paper (I like that kind of some what glossy thin paper) Continue reading
Could anyone who works in institutional management share some of the specific questions or checklists they like to ask potential third party fund managers when they are interviewing them? The endowment I work for will be interviewing 4 hedge fund managers, to choose one among them for a small allocation, and I don’t want it to be too obvious that I haven’t interviewed a manager before.
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A lot of people seem to recommend Elan guides on this forum. How do they compare to 7City Learning? 7City has a No Pay No Pass policy, where if you don’t pass the CFA exam, they cut you a check for the exam fees. This indicates to me that they might be the best prep program since there “betting on you” being able to pass exam. Any opinions out there, I need help deciding which is the best prep program? Take Care. Continue reading