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  1. CFA June 2016 Results

    CFA exam results came out this week. My heart was pounding just waiting for the results to come in. Good luck to everyone! CFA to Friday, July 29, 2016- 6:00pm ...

    57 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 29 2016 - 6:00pm -

  2. Should I quit my back office paid summer internship to study for the CFA/GMAT/something else

          I am a rising senior at at non-target majoring in STEM who has recently started a back office internship in a small Asset Management firm. When I was interviewing for the internship, I was led to believe that if I finished a set of ba ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 1 2016 - 4:30pm -

  3. December 2015 CFA result

          Congratulations! We are very pleased to inform you that you passed the December 2015 Level I CFA exam. 43% of candidates passed the December 2015 Level I CFA exam.:) > 70% all sections:) Hope it's good news for everyone else.. ...

    49 comments - 7 silver bananas - Jan 30 2016 - 11:00am -

  4. CFA Results- 2015

          Today is the big day we've been waiting for/dreading since early June, when we peeled out of the testing center parking lots, burned our books, and went off to get drunk with our long lost friends. Level I & II results will b ...

    86 comments - 7 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 7:04pm -

  5. CFA Useful for Breaking Into PE?

          Hey Monkeys, I am curious if the CFA is helpful with breaking into PE. I would imagine it would help a bit since Associates are evaluating investment opportunities. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. private equity Investment B ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2016 - 7:00pm -

  6. (ANOTHER) CFA Level 1 Freakout/All-Suggestions-Welcomed Thread

    Backdrop:-Originally gave myself 7 months to study (came from Econ undergrad, so I figured I would need more time than most)-Department I work in is understaffed like you wouldn't believe, had to work crazy (80+) hours for the last 5 months, despite ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 28 2016 - 9:45pm -

  7. Where the CFA can and can't help you?

          As it goes for industries I'm curious as to what others think about the CFA and how much it can help having at least one level done assuming you already have a decent network. So if you could add any insight for those outside of ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2015 - 2:00pm -

  8. "CFA I Anticipated 2016" Put that on the Resume, Cover Letter, or Neither?

          So I've nearly finished tightening up the resume, and though I have a post in the resume forum as well (would naturally love watching people tear it to shreds for my benefit), I have a question that I want to ask specifically to ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2016 - 6:14pm -

  9. Series Tests and CFA with No Experience

          I am in the middle of a career change from structural engineering to finance particularly ending up at a Hedge Fund. What are the recommended tests/certifications that I could take to not only learn what I need to learn, but also make ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2016 - 4:38pm -

  10. CFA L1

          Hello, I am thinking of taking the CFA1 exam in June 2016 and I have some questions. I'll make them short and straight to the point. 1) If I fail the June 2016 exam, can I study for Dec. 2016 using the June material? 2) Are Schwe ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 7:47pm -

  11. CFA vs Actuary level of difficulty

    t? CFA ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:21pm -

  12. Take L1 & L2 of CFA vs Learn Advanced Modeling for a New Job

    Not sure if there is a proper forum for this type of question, but basically here it is: I'm going to be moving cities and/or jobs in the next 6-12 months. I'd also like to get an MBA in the next 2-3 years. Shooting for a top 20 school. I curren ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 23 2016 - 3:28pm -

  13. Senior pursuing AM career- should I wait to begin CFA process?

          I will begin my senior year this fall and am pursuing a career in AM with the goal of becoming a PM. I was hoping to get some feedback on the importance of a CFA for PMs and for rising within AM in general. I have gotten a lot of conf ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 1 2016 - 12:09am -

  14. Can't find a job, any suggestions?

          Hi, Im a 2015 finance college graduate and im in a bit of a jam at this point. I've been applying to finance entry level roles such as (financial analyst, investment banking, commodity analyst). All i've been offered is fina ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 14 2016 - 12:44pm -

  15. 3 Important Ways How the CFA Exams Helped Me Outside of A Financial Career

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. Le Violon d'Ingres (French idiom): A second skill beyond the one by which a person is mainly known. A few years ago, I was young, green and eager to do well in my finan ...

    35 comments - 8 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 5:25am -

  16. CFA: Shweser vs. CFA book

          Hello everyone, Can you please share your experience on which materials are better for preparing for CFA Level 1. I have 100 days left before the exam and I want to prepare as productively as I can. Thank you! CFA ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2016 - 5:37pm -

  17. CFA level 1 as college student?

    I'm currently an engineering student looking to get an IB analyst job straight out of undergrad. Would it be worth it to look at doing the CFA level 1 the summer after my third year? Would it help my chances or would I still stand a good chance witho ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2016 - 3:27am -

  18. CFA Preparation

          I hate to be the asshole that asks a question that's likely been asked a lot but I contribute a decent bit to others' questions and I don't have a lot of time to dig around so hopefully someone can help me out. I have t ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2016 - 8:17pm -

  19. Passed CFA Level 3 vs. CFA Charterholder for Hiring Purposes

    Just curious if for employers there is a definite difference between "Passed CFA Level 3" and " CFA Charterholder". I ask because I want to know if the minimum work experience requirement is not met would a jump to HF be possible in co ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 1 2016 - 7:56pm -

  20. Why did you take the CFA exam?

          Hello, I will be taking the CFA exam this December. After reading the forum, and seeing people talk about how hard work does not equate success, I am starting to have serious doubts about whether this exam will help me reach my end go ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 3 2015 - 8:00am -

  21. I Need The CFA Like I Need Hantavirus

    Mod Note (Andy): WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtnap Who doesn't ...

    101 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jun 22 2014 - 11:00am -

  22. CFA results: who took it?

    Passed L1 wooooo CFA ...

    61 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 31 2015 - 11:00am -

  23. ANNOUNCEMENT: New Partnership with Learn Signal (CFA training)

    We're very happy to announce a new partnership for CFA training company Learn Signal. From Learn Signal: We are focused on providing professional education courses to individuals looking to progress in their career. We believe that this will be achie ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 1 2015 - 5:26pm -

  24. Why YOU should take the CFA- What it takes

    There is a lot of discussion out there as to why you should take the CFA, why it is shi.t, why it is a waste of time, why it is great, etc... Now I will try to explain why (IMO) you should take it: I. What it takes to pass your CFA: 1) You need to have be ...

    89 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  25. CFA vs. GMAT

    I'm going to start off by saying this is not another CFA vs. MBA thread. The purpose of this thread is to address a completely different issue. I'm trying to figure out what percentage of the college educated population is even capable of passin ...

    102 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  26. Making the jump from Analyst to PM/RM

          To those in the field of Asset Management /Wealth Management. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on how they made the jump from analyst to PM/RM in the wealth management field. I'm a fairly recent college grad, and c ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2016 - 4:05pm -

  27. CFA Materials: Schweser vs Bloomberg

          Hello all, This week I registered for CFA Level 1. I registered for the June 2016 exam. I am wondering if anyone has used the Bloomberg study materials for the CFA. I know Schweser is the go to for most people but it looks like Bloomb ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 28 2015 - 5:15pm -

  28. CFA for Real Estate

          Hi fellow monkeys, I am actually a senior analyst at the valuations & modeling team at a B4, and I really like the real estate projects that I'm working on. I am also a level 3 candidate to the charter, and I was wondering... ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2016 - 4:03pm -

  29. Sh*t People Say (to CFA Candidates)

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. Warning: this is a ranty post. This article has a go at well-meaning friends, family and colleagues, whom probably only want the best for me and are just concerned about me ...

    83 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:15am -

  30. Could I Ever Get Into an M7- If Not Then What is the Best I Can Hope to Do?/What Should I Do?

          Hello All, Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Looking for a profile review of sorts as well as general B-School advice. Any advice/constructive criticism is welcome and appreciated! Academic Profile: Non-Target University ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 27 2015 - 10:00pm -

  31. Deepen accounting knowledge- CFA or alternatives

          Hey- am on the buy-side and want to deepen my accounting knowledge. Ie purpose is to become a better investor and not to collect titles. Aware that the CFA takes a lot of preparation and covers other (less relevant) aspects. Does anyo ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2016 - 1:39pm -

  32. CFA Study Tips

    I just started to study for the CFA Level 1 exam coming up in December. I thought I'd see if anyone on these forums (please, only those who have took the CFA Exam) could give me some useful advice regarding studying for the CFA Level 1. Thanks in adv ...

    91 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:17pm -

  33. How to Sleep Better, Feel More Alert and Maintain Study Focus

    By Sophie We always feel sleepy at the wrong times. When it's time to hit the books, our eyes suddenly start to droop. And when it's bedtime, we miraculously find ourselves able to stay up for another hour or so. And if we nap between study sess ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2015 - 11:58am -

  34. CFA vs MBA: 8 Points to Help You Decide

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. As we've  covered the MBA subject briefly in a recent post  and many readers wrote in for more, a natural follow up would be the classic question:  CFA or MBA? A very, ...

    39 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:14am -

  35. CFA Class

          Hoping to take the CFA I in December, what are some of the better classes offered? Ideally, once a week (at night) that meets in NYC? CFA ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 23 2016 - 8:11am -

  36. It's Finally Here- CFA Level I & II Results June 2012

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. It's finally here- the results for June 2012 Level I and II. It must have been an eternity for those of you who took the exam in June. But from an outside observational ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 11:01am -

  37. Career Advice, 2015 Grad

    Hey guys, I'm looking for some career advice. I graduated in 2015 with a BA Economics and a minor in Finance. After graduating, I continued working for a company I interned with for 2 years (part time while in school). 3 months into that I transition ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2016 - 1:04am -

  38. Dilution of the CFA?

          As I'm seeing more and more of my colleagues and friends sit for the CFA, I have to ask myself, is its value slowly being eroded every year? Last year alone saw over 100,000 candidates sit for Level I. Granted only ~47% passed an ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2016 - 7:02pm -

  39. Group: CFA

          This group is for CFAs and those aspiring to pass the Chartered Financial Analyst exam. CFA WSO groups ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 24 2016 - 1:47pm -

  40. One Simple Tweak to Becoming More Disciplined in Your CFA Prep

    A few years ago, I spent a significant amount of time in San Francisco. I wasn't aware of it at the time, but SF is a massive gold mine of good food. Coming from London, this was a revelation and gourmet emancipation of epic proportions. Of course, a ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 25 2015 - 2:54pm -

  41. 8 Easily Avoidable Mistakes That Candidates Make At Every CFA Exam

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. As the exam approaches, we hope you're finishing up the last of your planned practice exams! Our CFA Analysis shows that passing candidates average one full practice ex ...

    15 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 9:31am -

  42. Best CFA Level 1 Prep Material

    ...for the money. Looking to start studying for level 1 now. Your guys' input would be great. Thanks in advance. My background: non-bus major, IB analyst, taken finance/accounting prep CFA study Level 1 one material ...

    208 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:17pm -

  43. CFA as an Undergrad?

    I am a rising sophomore at a non-target and I am majoring in Finance. I am planning on starting to study for the CFA level 1 this summer (summer in between freshman and sophomore) but I am not sure when to actually take the exam. I would rather take it as ...

    51 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 7 2014 - 12:26am -

  44. 7 Habits of Highly Effective CFA Candidates

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 9:50am -

  45. The CFA Level I Dec 2012 Results Roundup

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. Did you pass? After a long wait- the question that has been bugging you has now been answered. Just a few minutes past 9am ET, the results are finally here, and individual r ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:08am -

  46. CFA L1 + GMAT in 5 months

          Hello I'm gonna keep it simple. Lets say I have 5 months to study and take both exams. The GMAT first and L1 months later. (December) Is this insane? What if I keep a part time job? I'm shooting for a 710 or higher on the GM ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 1 2014 - 2:53am -

  47. Why Are CFA Pass Rates Declining?

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. So June 2012 CFA season is fully over! Congratulations to those who passed, and to those who didn't make it this time- come back fighting and you'll get it in the ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:39am -

  48. 7 Reasons for You to Consider the CFA Charter

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:18am -

  49. CFA exam Done

          Feels good, living the high life right now. how about you? Mod note (andy)- combining two CFA posts into one, here are the questions posed from the other: From @"dkim1984": First, congrats to all those that sat this past sat ...

    34 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 9 2014 - 4:09pm -

  50. My Story to Those Who Are Panicking or Giving Up On Their CFA Exams

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. I just passed Level I in December (congrats to all who did as well!) and wanted to post some words of encouragement to those that might be struggling, panicking or thinking ...

    11 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 9:01am -

  51. Does passing CFA Level 1 and 2 or demonstrating that one is working towards the CFA help with Masters application?

          Hello guys, I have a question and was wondering if you could aid me...it is regarding MFin application. If you state that you are working towards CFA Level 1 and 2 in your Masters application or better you have already passed both lev ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2015 - 4:23am -

  52. 7 Things to Know to Get Your Work Experience CFA-Approved

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. In the whole CFA process, passing the 3 exams is without question the hardest part of the entire shebang. But if you're anything like me, once you got the pesky busines ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:23am -

  53. 20 Things I Wish I Knew Before the CFA Exams

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. 6 years ago, I signed up for my CFA Level I as a sprightly, wide-eyed innocent. I wish at the time I had someone who'd gone through everything to point out the potholes ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:12am -

  54. And....A New Wave of CFA Charterholders-To-Be Arrive!

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. After more than 2 months of waiting, the results to hopefully the last of many candidates' CFA exams are here.  If you've been anxiously waiting for your results a ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:58am -

  55. Who has more career oppourtunities? CFA or CPA?

    who makes more money or has better opportunities in todays job market...doesnt have to be investment banking.....thanks Apply to Top Wall St. Jobs cpa CFA ...

    118 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:14pm -

  56. Signing up for the CFA, should I use Schweser or AnalystNotes?

          Hey guys, I'm trying to get into equity research and heard from an exec that one of the best ways to do this is to take and pass the CFA tests. I'm about to sign up for the CFA level 1 and I would like to buy some study mate ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2015 - 5:35pm -

  57. MBA/MIF vs. CFA

          Hello everyone, I am at a crossroads between making a decision between pursuing an MBA/MIF or CFA. Just to give you a little bit of background of myself, I graduated from a school in South Korea, and worked at a well-respected Korean ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2015 - 6:52am -

  58. What is Better, CFA, MBA, or CAIA? NPV Analysis...

    So, the age old question...what is more useful for a long term career in finance, the CFA, the MBA, or the CAIA? Wait, a minute, what even is the CAIA? This article will go through the pros and cons of pursuing each of these three certifications. The upfr ...

    259 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:17pm -

  59. Do you have an advanced degree?

          Yes, MBA only 8% (32 votes) Yes, MSF only 12% (49 votes) Yes, CFA only 6% (23 votes) Yes, CFP only 1% (3 votes) Yes, CPA only 4% (18 votes) Yes, CAIA only 1% (3 votes) Yes MBA, and CFA and/or CPA and/or CFP and/or CAIA 5% (22 votes) Y ...

    14 comments - silver bananas - Aug 20 2012 - 9:53pm -

  60. 15 Things We Love to Hate About The CFA

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. The entire CFA exam process is quite a unique experience. It is challenging, long, but ultimately rewarding.  But sometimes it is frustrating. God, really frustrating. Spark ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:16am -

  61. Random question but when do you analysts find time for the gym?

    I'm trying to find time between CFA II studying and long hours, but I can't find the time. So, I was curious- when do you guys find time for the gym? I feel that if I go late, I end up too tired to go back to work, and I just can't wa ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 27 2014 - 4:04pm -

  62. Advice for a CFA/CA,CPA

          Hi Monkeys, I am in mid 20's currently working in MM M&A in Canada, looking to complete my CFA in due course, and have recently received my CA, CPA designation (thinking about learning C++ and Python myself). How can I best l ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2015 - 6:28pm -

  63. CFA- useful for which groups/sectors in banking/finance?

          I have met someone who (independently) studies for the CFA (level 1) with the goal to strengthen his profile, in order to move from his work as an engineer to finance/banking. However, he did not have a very clear idea of how the CFA ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 2 2016 - 8:25am -

  64. Running Out of Time? Here's How to Blitz Through the Rest of Your CFA Notes in One Week

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. You should be done with your CFA curriculum one month before your exam. Finishing up your curriculum allows you to start to focus on taking the exam and practicing exam cond ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 8:54am -

  65. Leveraging "Level II Candidate" CFA status to land job interviews?

    I recently passed the first CFA exam. Very curious if this would strengthen my job profile? For those in a similar boat, how are you taking advantage of your Level I status during your job hunt? CFA ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 4 2016 - 9:47pm -

  66. CFA and Exit Opps for Long Only

          I am starting at a 200B+ AUM long only firm as a buy side equity research analyst out of undergrad. Should I be looking into a CFA or focusing more on recruiting? I'm thinking about possibly joining a L/S (due to background) or e ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 28 2015 - 12:00pm -

  67. Getting a Head Start

          I have just finished my freshman year of college and I am looking to get a head start on certifications. I am interested in a career in investments, but more specifically a career as a portfolio manager. I would like to begin studying ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 15 2015 - 11:44am -

  68. If You Failed Your CFA Exam Next Week, Would You Retake?

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. Apologies in advance for the negative nature of this post, but I feel that failure in the CFA is not an area that's covered enough- people don't like talking about ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 11:05am -

  69. Is the CFA Chartholder useful for getting a job, if you're not from a top university

    Hi fellow monkeys, I usually find on the forum the answers for the questions I have. So, thank you to all who have contributed. I'd give a silver banana to everyone of you. My question: I'm wondering if getting the CFA Chartholder would help me ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2016 - 5:34am -

  70. CFA or other alternative?

          Hi, I am 1 year before graduating in Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Economics. In the past year, I did a summer internship in a Austrian Bank and am now doing a 6-month internship at the back office of an Energy-T ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2016 - 8:19am -

  71. How A Drunk Candidate Passed CFA Level I, Part I

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. Usually when you leave a nightclub at 6am you would be heading for the comfort of your bed. Instead, in June 2008, I went and sat my CFA Level I exam. I'm pretty sure I ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 9:18am -

  72. CFA Level 1- Can it help me get a job?

    As my name states, I am a miserable JD. Top-ten law grad on a one-year deferral from big law, with the increasing likelihood of a prolonged job search floating on the horizon (i.e., Unnamed Firm to Miserable JD: Drop Dead). I'm looking to escape this ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  73. CFA Charterholders Heading Top Hedge Funds?

          I honestly can't name off the top of my head CFA charterholders who are heading top funds. I don't "count" Cooperman/Gross since they both have MBAs too. Heck, it almost seems that JDs are a more common professiona ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2015 - 6:52pm -

  74. The CFA Charter: Not a Golden Ticket to Jobs

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. The CFA charter is a great career enhancer in the right industries and when utilized to it's full potential. Although it is  challenging to attain, if  you are well pre ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 11:10am -

  75. Why I think certifications like the CFA are overrated (mostly just stating the obvious)

    Throwaway post. Random opening thought: I think it's natural for everyone to 'talk their book', after all there's a reason we choose to be positioned in certain ways in life. I work in the AM industry, and sometimes hear people mention ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2014 - 2:47pm -

  76. Inquiry re: REIT Development

          Hello all, first post. I recently left medical school and will pursue finance, instead. This thread question is: A friend of mine owns and operates a real estate development company. Development projects include from single-family lux ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2015 - 11:30pm -

  77. How did the CFA go for you today?

    To the estimated 40% who took the test Saturday and will get a passing score: congrats! To the ~60% who won't... better luck next time (or is there anyone out there giving up?).   For all who took it, what are your thoughts? Any surprises / tips you ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2012 - 11:06pm -

  78. At the last CFA exam, I met people who were sitting Level 1 for the third time. Hopefully I pass this time round but how do I ma

          CFA ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2015 - 8:06am -

  79. 8 Facts You May Not Know About the CFA Exams

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. There are a lot of things you learn while taking the CFA exams. Some time back, Zee's written  20 points you should know about the CFA exams, especially if you're ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 29 2016 - 1:57am -

  80. Failing the CFA Exams

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. As the CFA is no ordinary set of exams, the  high failure rates   mean that there is significantly more disappointment than the average qualification. Also, CFA candidates t ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 11:00am -

  81. Would Taking an Extra Semester of School be Beneficial?

          I am majoring in Economics and Mathematics, and minoring in Computer Science from a non-target, while currently having a 3.8 GPA. I am interested in getting into IBD or S&T, but the problem is that I have yet to land a job as a SA ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 12 2015 - 3:19am -

  82. CFA

          Might be a stupid question, but I have access to all the schweser prep books for CFA from around 2009. From a strictly technical standpoint (ie financials analysis vs regulation), would I be safe starting to use them to study before I ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2016 - 10:25am -

  83. Just how hard is the CFA?

    I know the pass rates are supposed to be about 50%-ish for each of the three levels... and I have a handful acquaintances who've had to resit levels 2 and/or 3. But a couple of others claim that the exams aren't really that hard and had first-ti ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:13pm -

  84. How did the CFA exam go for you?

          So how'd it go? Feel confident that you passed? Any surprises? Any interesting stories (ie somebody fainting)? Anything you wish you had studied up more on (or less)? CFA CFA Exam ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2013 - 3:51pm -

  85. Msf Guidance

    Hi guys, I'm coming out of a big 4 target/otherwise semi/non target school. Majored in business administration(no finance major) with an emphasis in finance(took corp fin, derivatives, investments courses). FT recruiting didn't go well due to la ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2014 - 6:35pm -

  86. Corporate Finance Q&A with accountingbyday, BJM85, STorIB, and djfiii

    mod note: this very informative q&a was originally posted on 2/12/12 UPDATE 2/22/12: Over 20 questions and 50 responses added so far, keep 'em coming! I also took the bold away from the questions by popular request ...

    137 comments - 12 silver bananas - Dec 31 2012 - 4:19pm -

  87. congratulations to all of those who passed the CFA level 3

          We finally killed that beast called CFA! Such a relief.. Have a great day! CFA ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 11 2015 - 11:23am -

  88. The Complete Checklist of Items to Bring to CFA Exam Day

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  91. Execution traders

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  94. Is 2 months enough to study for CFA?

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  95. CFA Level 3 Material is soul-crushingly boring

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  96. 7 Effective Ways to Make and Keep Your CFA New Year's Resolution

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  98. the trade-off: CFA vs managing PA

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  99. CFA Level 1 During Senior Year?

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  100. When we see "MBA or equivalent degree is preferred" for a RE position: is Master's in Real Estate the equivalent?

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