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Arif Irfanullah, CFA

Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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Failed the Level III Exam? Sorry To Hear That…

Level III is a strange exam. In fact this is the only exam where I come across some very smart and hardworking people failing. This has to do with the format for the exam. Those who study a lot, know a lot and end up writing a lot.  The problem with this approach is that a candidate might do half the paper really well but scramble through the rest… possibly leaving a few questions all together. The most you can get on a good response is 100%.  If you leave an answer blank you get 0%.  Bottom line is that… Read More

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2022 Level II CFA Program Changes

Each year CFA Institute makes changes to the exam curriculum. This year there have been a small number of changes to the LII curriculum. There are 47 readings in the 2022 Level II curriculum versus 48 in 2021. 4 readings from 2021 were dropped: R04 Trade Allocation: Fair Dealing and Disclosure R05 Changing Investment Objectives R09 Excerpt from “Probabilistic Approaches: Scenario Analysis, Decision Trees and Simulations” R40 Publicly Traded Real Estate Securities 1 new reading was added: R41 Backtesting & Simulation 11 readings were updated. Ethics has been moved to the end. ‘Corporate Finance’ has been renamed to ‘Corporate Issuers’…. Read More

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2022 Level I CFA Program Changes

Each year CFA Institute makes changes to the exam curriculum. This year there have been many updates throughout the Level I curriculum. There are 60 readings in the 2022 Level I curriculum versus 57 in 2021. 2 readings from 2021 were dropped: R05 Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) R07 Statistical Concepts and Market Returns 5 new readings were added: R02 Organizing, Visualizing, and Describing Data R07 Introduction to Linear Regression – moved from LII to LI R31 Capital Structure – moved from LII to LI  R52 The Behavioral Biases of Individuals – moved from LIII to LI R60 Ethics Application –… Read More

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2021 CFA Level III Exam Question and CBT Format

The investment profession is moving to a primarily digital format. To align with the professional environment and have operational flexibility, the CFA Institute has transitioned from paper-based to computer-based exams. The COVID-19 global pandemic has just accelerated CFA Institute’s decision to adopt the move early. As the exam will be computer-based, the CFA Institute has made certain changes to its Program Exams to facilitate the testing process. What is Changing for the 2021 CFA Level III Exam? Starting 2021, Level III of the CFA®exam will be offered in a computer-based testing format. Exam duration will be approximately 4.5 hours, split… Read More

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