Leading global recognition
Better job prospects at the top investment firms:
Exposure to a variety of roles in finance
Equipped for analysis and decision-making
Enforces ethical standards
Implements global best practices
Delivers practical, real-world skills
More time and cost-effective than an MBA Finance program
Networking opportunities for faster career growth:
As International financial firms are focusing on the reduction of the cost of labour, they are outsourcing the majority of the work in India due to cost advantage. All the international KPO ’s, investment banking and financial servicing firms are looking for the highest credential in investment finance industry like CFA® charter, which is a great opportunity for the CFA® charterholders in India.
Stock brokers in India which slowly reaching bigger scale of operations and international operations prefer candidates with the CFA® designation
Wealth Management Industry has been growing at a rate of 20% Y-O-Y. Since, a major proportion of HNIs are coming from India, the demand for CFA charterholders has increased tremendously
To be eligible to apply for The CFA® Program, you must hold a passport and one of the following:
Hold a U.S. bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree,
– or be in the final year of your bachelor’s degree program ( any degree program)
To get the charter: Four years of qualified, professional work experience, in addition to passing the level I CFA exam, Level II CFA exam and Level III CFA exam.
– or a combination of work and college experience that totals at least four years
Must be passed sequentially.
All three levels of the CFA exam cover nearly all the same topics but at different weightings and depths. Here is the latest breakdown of topic weighting for all three levels.
Topic Area Level I Level II Level III
Ethical & Professional Standards 15% 10-15% 10-15%
Quantitative Methods 12% 5-10% 0%
Economics 10% 5-10% 5-15%
Financial Reporting & Analysis 20% 15-20% 0%
Corporate Finance 7% 5-15% 0%
Equity Investments 10% 15-25% 5-15%
Fixed Income 10% 10-20% 10-20%
Derivative Investments 5% 5-15% 5-15%
Alternative Investments 4% 5-10% 5-15%
Portfolio Management & Wealth Management 7% 5-10% 40-55%
Total 100% 100% 100%
Exam Question Format
Item Set Format
This is the last of three exams offered by the CFA Institute (formerly the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR)). This exam (in addition to other requirements) must be passed for an individual to become a CFA chartholder. The CFA Program is a globally recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity of financial analysts. Level III explores portfolio management in great depth. You must demonstrate a working knowledge of the portfolio management process, from calculating investor constraints, objectives, and capital-market expectations to making asset-allocation decisions.
Registration Type Fees Deadline (Approx.)
Early Registration Fee USD 700 8 Months before exam date
Standard Registration Fee USD 1000 4 Months before exam date
Late Registration Fee USD 1450 3 Months before exam date
Commitment: Compared to CFP, The CFA® Program exam is tough and requires more time commitment.
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