For LII, I didn’t have a chance to sign up for John Harris’s FSA seminar because I found out about it too late. To be safe this time, I figured I should ask now if there are any “must attend” LIII seminars that are considered worth their weight in gold.
I haven’t heard about any for L3 swanny. I would be interested too.
For L2 last year I took the Schweser Multi-weekend seminar, it was great. Looks like they don’t offer it this year though
I thought it was only for FSA!!
I was planning to attend Windsor just for the fun in L3…the idea is long thrown outta the window…
Windsor. I went for L2 in May and found it extremely beneficial. I’ve heard only good things about it for L3…if for nothing else than a full week away from work/family/friends/life devoted to nothing else but review.
lizzie, is this progrmme available electronically /online or one needs to be there in ‘hardcopy’ form?
What is the windsor event? Link?
Black Swan Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What is the windsor event? Link? http://www.schweser.com/cfa/instruction/windsor/ seems good. a little aggressive being completely immersed like this, but i’ve heard good things about it. john harris actually taught fsa there for level 2. i think.
It does seem a bit overboard.
It sounds a bit like overkill to me. Has anybody here gone to Windsor? Provided you already have a prep provider (like Schweser or one of the local CFA society classes), what is the benefit above taking a week off and studying on your own? In your opinion does any benefit outweigh the cost of time and money?
as far as I know, nobody has ever received a 100% on the exams so in my book there is no such thing as overkill. When I think of the downside (i.e. not passing and waiting a full year to knock L3 out), it is well worth it to spend the money and a week now to be away from all distractions have excellent instruction, review, practice, and one-on-one tutoring…oh, plus…it was a lot of fun last year and it is a fantastic networking opportunity…I meet a lot of great people from around the world. I must disclose, however, that my employer pays for all my cfa materials and the time off for this week is not deducted from my vacation time. With that said, I would still attend even if this were not the case. Windsor is like going back to college…you’re in a dorm with a roommate and everyone around you knows exactly what you’re going through. By the time it is over last year, I was so pumped to take on the final weeks of my preparation…so if anything, it is a real confidence booster. Hope this helps.
> Windsor is like going back to college…you’re in a > dorm with a roommate and everyone around you knows > exactly what you’re going through. By the time it > is over last year, I was so pumped to take on the > final weeks of my preparation…so if anything, it > is a real confidence booster. Hope this helps. except i have a wife and a one year old daughter. and going away for a week to study and be in a dorm room (and being away from them) would be overkill for me.
Also probably 80% (guess) of CFA candidates are male. Sounds like a less of a college dorm party and more of a sausage fest.
lol. definitely not the cfa girls gone wild situation.
…there are some smart cfa L3 ggw-type girls out there if it helps all the guys I work with loved going to windsor b/c of the casinos and strip clubs.
You had me at casinos.
In general, I’ve never really heard of anyone who has the charter talk about the importance of going to a seminar for L3. That said, the pass rate was much higher when most of those folks went through. I spoke with one person who went to Windsor after failing L3 one time and he passed in 2007, but he didn’t think that it was a make or break thing. Personally, I probably find one of those three day seminars from Schweser in Chicago and attend that.