CFA®

Chartered Financial Analyst®

The premier qualification of the global financial industry

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Why choose the CFA® charter

Overview

The CFA® is the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world, with currently more than 170,000 CFA® charter holders working in over 135 countries around the world.
It is valued and sought-after by employers for roles and functions in every sector of the global finance industry, including:

  • Portfolio Management
  • Research
  • Consulting
  • Risk analysis and Risk Management
  • Investment strategy
  • Fintech

Key Benefits

  • Offers great value to employers
  • Commands high compensation levels
  • Offers proven financial sharpness and credibility
  • Stays relevant and evolves with the industry
  • Delivers practical real-life skills
  • Offers the desired breath of knowledge

Course Focus

Getting your CFA® charter allows you to gain analytical skills and expertise in quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting, investments analysis, and portfolio management. You can expect to gain in-depth knowledge on how to:

  • Leverage financial data for strategic decision-making
  • Budget and forecast for the long-term
  • Manage working capital & analyse financing alternatives
  • Evaluate capital investments and value acquisitions
  • Appraise company performance in detail
  • Identify and minimize risks

All about exams

Course content/ Exam structure

  • The CFA® programme has three levels of examinations
  • No exemptions are available
  • Candidates cannot proceed to the next level without successfully completing the previous level.
  • Each level focuses on one key area

Explore each level:

Focuses on Knowledge and Comprehension of Investment tools

Topic Weight
Ethical and Professional Standards 15
Quantitave Methods 10
Economics 10
Financial Reporting and Analysis 15
Corporate Finance 10
Equity Investments 11
Fixed Income 11
Derivatives 6
Alternative Investments 6
Portfolio Management & Wealth Planning 6
Total 100%

Exam Key information

  • Level I exam takes place over one day
  • Split between a three-hour morning session and a three-hour afternoon session.
  • You must attend both sessions to complete it.
  • A total of 240 MCQs covering all topics, split equally between the morning & afternoon sessions.

Focuses on Application and Analysis of Asset Tools

Topic Weight
Ethical and Professional Standards 10-15
Quantitative Methods 5-10
Economics 5-10
Financial Reporting and Analysis 10-15
Corporate Finance 5-10
Equity Investments 10-15
Fixed Income 10-15
Derivatives 5-10
Alternative Investments 5-10
Portfolio Management & Wealth Planning 5-15
Total 100%

Exam Key information

  • Level II exam takes place over one day
  • Split between a three-hour morning session and a three-hour afternoon session
  • You must attend both sessions to complete it.
  • A total of 20 item sets, split equally between the morning & afternoon sessions
  • Each set contains six MCQs, giving a total of 120 questions.
  •  Each item worth’s three points leading to a maximum total of 360 points.

Focuses on Synthesis and Evaluation of Portfolio Management

Topic Weight
Ethical and Professional Standards 10-15
Quantitative Methods 0
Economics 5-10
Financial Reporting and Analysis 0
Corporate Finance 0
Equity Investments 10-15
Fixed Income 15-20
Derivatives 5-10
Alternative Investments 5-10
Portfolio Management & Wealth Planning 35-40
Total 100%

Exam Key information

  • Level III exam takes place over one day
  • Split between a morning session and an afternoon session.
  • You must attend both sessions to complete it
  • Questions 8 and 12 are included in the morning session that require an essay response with a maximum total of 180 points
  • The afternoon session includes 10 item set questions like in Level II

3+1 Reasons Why CFA® at Globaltraining

10+ Years of Experience

in delivering CFA courses

Tutoring

with local experts and the Kaplan Schweser lecturing team

Flexible Learning

Control your learning path through our hybrid learning options.
Classroom, Live online and Pre-recorded sessions

Access to the Kaplan Scwheser Resources

including learning materials, online platform with practice videos and mock exams

How to become a CFA®

Follow the steps with Globaltraining

1.

Meet the requirements

Meet the requirements

To enroll in the CFA programme you must meet certain requirements.

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Enroll with Globaltraining

Enroll with Globaltraining

Join Globaltraining and let us guide you every step of the way on your CFA® charter journey

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Book your CFA® exam

Apply for your CFA® exam

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Take the exam

Take the exam

Pass the three exam levels. Candidates may not sit more than one level per year.

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Charter

Charter

To earn a CFA® charter, you must meet certain criteria

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