The CFA Course
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What Is CFA Course ?
Lets understand cfa course details, why and how it is the best program in finance
CFA Course Details
The Financial Analyst Federation (FAF) was established in 1947. They later founded Institute of Chartered Financial Analyst (ICFA) in 1962.
Then the 1st CFA Exam was conducted in USA and Canada in 1963 by ICFA.
The CFA Institute (formerly the Association for Investment Management and Research) merged with the FAF and the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (ICFA) in 1990 to boost financial education.
As per latest report 167,000 students appeared in CFA Exam in 2019 from 164 countries.
Normally, student from any academic background or stream can appear in the cfa exam. Following are minimum eligibility criteria:
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CFA Course Exams
There are 3 cfa levels / Exams in CFA course. You need to pass all of them one by one. It is known for highest ethical standards.
Level I : This is the introductory level, you learn 10 subjects like Economics, Equity Investments, Fixed income, Financial Reporting and others.
It is conducted twice an year in June and December. However, next year 2021 onwards it may be computer based and conducted 4 times an year.
Level II : This is advance level, same 10 subjects but with more advance concepts and applications. It is conducted only in June.
Level III : You have only 6 subjects in this level. Same old subjects but now focus is on portfolio management and investment decision with high ethics. Exam conducted only in june.
CFA Exam Registration Date & Fee
CFA Institute provides you three registration dates for each exam.
If you register early it’ll cost you less.
Below fee is for 5th December 2020, Level 1 cfa exam.
For Level II and Level III you have to pay only exam fee not program enrollment fee. Remember, early registration cost you less.
CFA Exams Pattern
It’s one day exam for each level. You get 6 hours total. Morning 3 hours exam, then lunch break, again 3 hours sitting.
Level I : There 240 question, all multiple choice. 120 in morning session and 120 in afternoon. No negative marking. Currently it is pencil paper exam. However, next year 2021 level I exam will be taken on computers.
Level II : There are 120 questions in total. 60 morning and 60 after noon session. These are 20 small case studies with 6 questions in each case studies , again multiple choice questions and no negative marking. It’ll remain pencil paper exam.
Level III : You have Essay type subjective questions in the morning session. Later in afternoon you have 60 multiple type questions with no negative marking. It’s a pen paper exam, your copy goes to USA for checking.
CFA Subjects never changed in last 10 years. However, There are small changes in the cfa course syllabus and subject wise weightage every year.~Pravin Khetan
CFA Course Syllabus
CFA course syllabus is decided by Cbok (candidate body of knowledge). During one day exam questions from all subject are asked in the paper.
cfa course syllabus assigns subjects wise weightage in the question paper.
|Subject||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
|Ethical And Professional Standards||15%||10-15%||10-15%|
|Financial Reporting and Analysis||15%||10-15%||0|
CFA Exams Locations
There are currently 200+ cfa exam locations worldwide.
CFA exam is conducted in 10 cities in India: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune.
However, this is subject to change. Kindly check the center during cfa exam registration.
Value of CFA Course in India
CFA Job Profiles
|Investment and Fund Management||22%|
|Fixed Income or Bonds||4%|
Top Companies Hiring CFA
- Goldman Sachs
- Morgan Stanley
- J.P. Morgan
- BNP Paribas
- Bank of America
- Deutsche Bank
- Apollo Global Management
- Citi Bank
- +200 more companies worldwide.
What is CFA® Charter?
CFA ® Charter a credential/designation, this is awarded to candidates who have passed all three levels of CFA program and holds experience of minimum four years in investment and finance profile.
After Passing CFA course all three levels, you have to apply for CFA charter with 2-3 professional references.
Once you are a CFA charter you can use it as credential or designation before your name.
It doesn’t have any statutory right in India like CA or CS. However, as per the SEBI guideline if you start your Advisory or Portfolio Management Services, CFA qualification is considered to get SEBI licence.
Is CFA Charter a degree?
Often CFA charter is misunderstood as a Master Degree like MBA. It’s not a master degree in India.
It’s a professional credential that demonstrates your expertise in equity analysis and portfolio management.
Normally, in MBA program you learn business administration and in cfa course you learn financial analysis.
A lot of people after MBA, CA, ACCA or CPA also pursue CFA to become expert in financial analysis, it holds great value in industry.
Few companies where our students are placed
It all happened because of 10 years of strong alumni relations
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