CFA curriculum in derivatives and structured products


I am a mid-level derivatives lawyers in an investment bank serving a growing financial solution business (repacks, FX derivs).

I am considering to do the CFA as I think it will help me to understand better my internal clients (and it is great on the CV) but I have been told the CFA is weak on derivatives - structured products. Given this is my bread and butter every day, the CFA might be much less useful if it didn’t provide me with training in this area. I could just buy an used Schweser and check it but, before investing 100 GBP in that, I would rather double check.

thanks a lot!

You could just get a reliable book on Derivatives, such as Derivatives Markets by McDonald or Options, Futures and Other Derivatives by John Hull. I believe FRM has a more robust curriculum when it comes to derivatives, so it might be worth checking it out.