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Level III Advice – March 2020 – Corona Update

CFA Institute has taken an unprecedented move to postpone the June 2020 exams.  Given the circumstances, however, this is not unexpected. The reason provided is ‘For the safety of our global community’. You can read the press release here: https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/about/press-room/cfa-institute-coronavirus We are in direct contact with CFA Institute, but for the most up to date information, please refer to the CFA Institute website. Here are some key takeaways at this point: Candidates are advised not to withdraw from the June 2020 exam By early May you will be contacted with more specific information and options IFT will continue to support… Read More

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Level II Advice – March 2020 – Corona Update

CFA Institute has taken an unprecedented move to postpone the June 2020 exams.  Given the circumstances, however, this is not unexpected. The reason provided is ‘For the safety of our global community’. You can read the press release here: https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/about/press-room/cfa-institute-coronavirus We are in direct contact with CFA Institute, but for the most up to date information, please refer to the CFA Institute website. Here are some key takeaways at this point: Candidates are advised not to withdraw from the June 2020 exam By early May you will be contacted with more specific information and options IFT will continue to support… Read More

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Level I Advice – March 2020 – Corona Update

CFA Institute has taken an unprecedented move to postpone the June 2020 exams.  Given the circumstances, however, this is not unexpected. The reason provided is ‘For the safety of our global community’. You can read the press release here: https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/about/press-room/cfa-institute-coronavirus We are in direct contact with CFA Institute, but for the most up to date information, please refer to the CFA Institute website. Here are some key takeaways at this point: Candidates are advised not to withdraw from the June 2020 exam By early May you will be contacted with more specific information and options IFT will continue to support… Read More

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Final Advice for Level I Candidates

With the exam just around the corner, I want to share some advice with Level I candidates, especially those who are taking the Level I exam for the first time. Print your admission ticket and make sure the name matches exactly what you have on the passport. If there is a discrepancy, inform CFA Institute as soon as possible. I know people who were sent back on exam day because the name on the exam ticket and the name on the passport did not match. Get a good night’s sleep before the exam. A fresh mind is your biggest asset… Read More

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Preparing for Level II: IFT Products and Study Strategy

As I have mentioned in earlier blogs, Level II is significantly more quantitatively intense relative to the Level I. Specifically, there is an emphasis on pricing and valuation across multiple topics. Some candidates might have cleared Level I by slogging in the last few weeks; this strategy is much less likely to work at Level II. It is critical that, firstly, you have the right materials to study from, and secondly, you use a well thought out strategy for preparation. In this blog, I will address both of the above. Beyond the curriculum, at IFT we feel that we have… Read More

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