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 About the CFA® Program

​Learn how you can achieve the highest distinction in the investment management profession – the globally recognized CFA Charter.  Learn More

Overview

Administered by CFA Institute, the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Program is divided into three levels of curriculum and exams designed specifically for the Investment Management Industry.
The CFA Program provides the strongest foundation in advanced investment, analysis, and real-world portfolio management skills. Charterholders enjoy a mark of distinction and career advantages throughout the world.
Charterholders represent a powerful global network of top industry professionals recognized for their commitment to ethics and professionalism.
Our society supports local CFA Program candidates through various events and activities and presents a valuable opportunity to connect to existing Charterholders and members.
 
The CFA® Program is a self study program divided into three exams; Levels I, II, and III

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 Curriculum Content and Learning Focus

The CFA curriculum is built around 10 key from the CFA Institute of Knowledge.


  1. Ethical and Professional Standards

  2. Quantitative Methods

  3. Economics

  4. Financial Reporting and Analysis

  5. Corporate Finance

6. Equity Investments

7. Fixed Income

8. Derivatives

9. Alternative Investments

10. Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning

​​An example showing the increase in complexity is the ethical and professional standards curriculum content. This content is similar for each exam level; however, candidates are asked different types of questions. In general:
  • Level I exams consist of basic knowledge and comprehension questions focused on investment tools; some questions will require analysis. It tests your knowledge of the ethical and professional standards.
  • Level II exams emphasize more complex analysis, along with a focus on valuing assets. It tests how you apply those standards to situations analysts face.
  • Level III exams require synthesis of all the concepts and analytical methods in a variety of applications for effective portfolio management and wealth planning.​ It tests how you apply the standards in a portfolio management and compliance context.​​

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 Contact CFA Institute

Candidate Hotline ​

24 Hour Line for ​CFA Exam Candidates
001-800-8228-8820 
(Toll Free from Singtel Line only)
 

 Contact CFA Singapore

20 Cecil Street, #08-10
PLUS 
Singapore 049705
Tel: (65) 6323 6679
Email: info@cfasingapore.org​​​
 
Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 9am – 6pm
(Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)

 Disclaimer

CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, review, or warrant the accuracy of the products or services offered by this Society or verify or endorse the pass rates claimed by this Society. The CFA Institute Logo, CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are just a few of the trademarks owned by CFA Institute.