CFA® charterholders earn an astounding 54% more than their peers (Russel Reynolds Study).
According to CFA® Institute, top employers of CFA® charterholders include JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse
The Level III exam is considerably the toughest exams for the CFA® Program, as many of the questions are posed in essay format. The key to success is to practice as many essay type questions as possible and master topics specifically related to portfolio management and asset classes.
Level III CFA® exam is divided into two parts:
As mentioned before, the target of the exam is on portfolio management and asset classes, but it also consists of three more topics viz. Ethics, Professional Standards and Wealth Planning.
The Ethics and Professional Standards takes as much weightage as in the other levels of the exam. The investment tools are not tested separately, except economics, which is a part of the portfolio management and wealth planning section for level III. The major part of the exam revolves around portfolio management and asset classes in the portfolio context.
Candidates need following criteria to become CFA® charter:
|Topic Area||Level III|
|Ethical and Professional Standards||10-15|
The importance of the CFA® Program is increasing day by day. Although CFA® Institute membership is increasing in the USA, it is rising faster in India as well, that realizes the benefit of hiring CFA®s. According to Bob Johnson, former deputy CEO of the CFA® Institute "...that's a sign of growing interest in the certification by employers, and the greater availability of training at colleges." Find below a list of CFA® work roles:
|Payment Deadlines||Program Enrollment (New Candidates Only)||Exam Registration||Total Cost|
|21 September 2016||$450 (One Time Charge)||$650||$1,100|
|15 February 2017||$930||$1,380|
|15 March 2017||$1,380||$1,830|
Returning candidates pay only the exam registration fee,Level II CFA® and Level III CFA® candidates have to pay only the exam registration fee for each Level
*Please check with CFA® Institute's website so as to confirm the above info in case of any changes
|Mumbai||7th Floor, 702, Raaj Chambers, Old Nagardas Road, Near Andheri Subway, Andheri East 400069||18002005835|
|Level III CFA® Program Training|
|Hardcopy books from Wiley covering every LOS|
|50+ hours pre-recorded lectures from Wiley|
|950+ practice questions|
|2 Full-length mock exams|
Whenever candidates receive their exam result, they can register for the next exam. We motivate candidates who do not pass the exam, take proper guide to their studies and re-take the exam at a later date. Candidates can take as much time as they need before registering for the next exam. Pass rate of previous Level III CFA® exam was 54%.[source: CFA® Institute]
The salary (Average salary of a CFA® charter) for a Chartered Financial Analyst® designation is Rs 691,955 per year. Lots of people with this job move on to other positions after few years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this designation, salary increases towards upright, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay[source: PayScale].
It is possible to complete the CFA® program in two years, if you start studying in August and take the first level in December, followed by the second level in June and the third level the following year. This is obviously contingent on passing each level first time. On average it takes three to four years to complete the full program.
CFA® focuses on knowledge in investment while an MBA program will cover many topics related to management studies.
You can be assured of improved job opportunities with Investment Banks, Private Equity firms and Wealth Advisory firms with an astounding 54% more than your peers. (*Russel Reynolds Study)
Candidacy in the CFA® Program is separate from membership in CFA® Institute. You have to submit an application for membership.
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