CFA

Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)


The Chartered Financial Analysis (CFA) Degree is awarded by the CFA Institute, USA and is a valuable profession certifying in-depth knowledge of security types and investment. The CFA Program is a globally recognized, graduate level program that provides a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with the practical knowledge one needs in today’s investment industry. It includes a thorough knowledge in quantitative methodologies for analyzing securities that is assessing their value and identifying their underlying risks.

The degree awarded by the CFA Institute, USA is also referred to as International CFA as this degree has International presence with recognition in more than 138 countries across the globe. The self-study based model of this course enables candidates to continue with their full time jobs, and only requires them to appear for the exams. The exams are conducted in the month of June and December every year at various centers across the globe. ...Read more...























The syllabus for the different papers is given as follows.

Syllabus
Exam Weight
Level I
Level II
Level III
15
10-15
5-15
Investments Tools (total)
49
30-55
0
7
5-15
0
-   Economics* (Part I, Part II, Part III)
10
5-10
5-15
-   Financial Reporting & Analysis ( Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV)
20
15-20
0
-   Quantitative Methods (Part I, Part II)
12
5-10
0
Asset Classes (total)
29
35-75
30-65
4
5-15
5-15
5
5-15
5-15
-   Equity Investments (Part I, Part II)
10
15-25
5-15
-   Fixed Income (Part I, Part II)
10
10-20
10-20
5
5-10
40-55
Total
100
100
100
*Economics is part of Portfolio Management at Level III.




Important Dates
June 2017
December 2017(Level 1 Only)



Opening of Exam Registration
July 2016
January 2017
1st Deadline for Exam Fee
Deadline Passed
Deadline Passed
Sample Exams Available
Upon registration
Upon Registration
2nd Deadline for Exam Fee
Deadline Passed
August 16, 2017
Mock Exams Available
NA
NA
Final Deadline for Exam Fee
Deadline Passed
September 13, 2017
Exam Tickets Available
early May, 2017
November, 2017
Exam Day
3rd June, 2017
December 2, 2017
Results: Level I and Level II
Late July, 2017
Late January, 2018
Results: Level III
Mid August, 2017
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Fee Structure: The fee structure of the exam changes on a number of criteria, such as type of study material desired (printed or e-book) and date of registration. It can be viewed here.

Sample Question Sets:   Level I          Level II           Level III           Level III Essay Type

For further information on the course, visit the website of the CFA Institute.