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Query regarding CFA Level 1

Postby Sunrising » Wed, 12 Sep 2012 3:24 pm

Hi ,

I would like to know which one is best institute for CFA level 1 prep classes in Singapore.

Is it Kaplan / 7 City or CFA institute singapore ?

I am recently moved from IT to business analyst post in a investment bank.

I am having experience of 2.5 years in financial industry but mostly into technology . I have some knowledge of financial products like FX , fixed income .

I understand that CFA is difficult but I think doing CFA will increase my business knowledge as well it will give some boost in my career.

Please guide.

Thanks.

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Re: Query regarding CFA Level 1

Postby deep2989 » Sat, 18 May 2013 7:23 pm

Hi All

Even I have the same Query..related to CFA - which institute is better?

I am lookin at giving CFA L1 in Dec this year..any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 18 May 2013 9:16 pm

I dont think you need to go to an institute to pass the CFA exam. The study material should be enough.

Also CFA is good for those who have some inclination/interest towards financial concepts/products. For example those who already know what stocks/bonds etc are. If you are one of those you dont need an institute. If you are not one of those CFA is not for you.

Other exams like FRM, PRM etc though are much more complicated, so for those, I agree, its better you take some training.

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Re: Query regarding CFA Level 1

Postby BillyB » Sun, 19 May 2013 10:34 am

Sunrising wrote:Hi ,

I would like to know which one is best institute for CFA level 1 prep classes in Singapore.

Is it Kaplan / 7 City or CFA institute singapore ?

I am recently moved from IT to business analyst post in a investment bank.

I am having experience of 2.5 years in financial industry but mostly into technology . I have some knowledge of financial products like FX , fixed income .

I understand that CFA is difficult but I think doing CFA will increase my business knowledge as well it will give some boost in my career.

Please guide.

Thanks.


What are you looking to do afterwards?

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Query regarding CFA Level 1

Postby deep2989 » Sun, 19 May 2013 2:58 pm

Hi All

Thanks for your valueable responses..

The reason why I want to do CFA is - I want to move to a more Techno-functional role. I already have around 7 years of IT experience - of which around 5 years in a reputed IB through a reputed Indian Vendor company.

I believe CFA would give me an overall exposure to different asset classes and other financial related things. Till now have worked only on Exchange traded derivatives.

Reason want to do classes is - I am full time working here in singapore...and if I target December, i can foresee some gaps..so if i just rely on self study..I might not make it..i mean i m not confident and disciplined enough to persist my self for 6 months..

Pls let me know your over all thoughts...

Thanks

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Postby jimmyhc » Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:20 pm

Hi

I am pursuing my cfa level 1 in december 2013 as well. Just like you i am doing self study. i think self study for level 1 should be ok, but i will probably attend classes for level 2 and 3. If you want to join a study group, search for 'cfa level 1 singapore 2013' on fb. I think gathering like minded people like us will definitely help us get better results.

Cheers :)

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Postby livingontheedge » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:59 am

Doing my Level 3 next year June.........I am sticking to the proven method of passing - mug up all the Books in 2 weeks before the Exam. Based on experience, the Questions in the Exams and the Answers to them is pretty much similar to the Practice Questions and Suggested Solutions in the books.

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Re: Query regarding CFA Level 1

Postby margarinet » Sun, 17 Jul 2016 2:06 pm

done


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