About Derivatives for the Level III CFA Exam

This forum contains discussion of Derivatives for the Level III CFA exam.

  • Derivatives is covered in Study Session 6
  • Derivatives has an exam weight of 5-10%

Study Session 6

“The purpose of this study session is to illustrate ways in which derivatives might be used in typical investment situations. Few asset managers or individual investors will ever use all of the strategies described here. However, an informed investment professional should still be aware of these important strategies and understand the associated risk–return trade-offs.”
Source: CFA Institute