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Exam Preparation

In support of all CFA Level I, II and III candidates taking the CFA Program exam - CFA Society South Africa in collaboration with Edge Business School hosted complimentary topic-specific revision sessions

Upcoming Revision sessions
Level I
​Topic
Covering
​Link
​25 January - Corporate Issuers

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26 January - ​Quants - Linear regressions
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Level III
​Topic
Covering
​Link
30 January - Derivatives and currency management

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31 Janaury - ​Alternative Investments

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Recorded Revision Sessions
Level I:
Topic
Covered
Link
​Financial Statements
  • Quants - Hypotheses testing
  • Economics - Currency exchange rates
  • Derivatives - Pricing and valuation
  • Earnings per share – Complex capital structures
  • Inventory - The LIFO reserve
  • Income taxes – Deferred taxes and changes in the tax rate
  • Non-current liabilities – Pull to par and the effective interest rate method.
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​Fixed Income
  • ​Repurchase agreements.
  • Bond valuation – Spot rates.
  • Bond valuation – Forward rates.
  • Bond valuation – Dirty prices, clean prices, and accrued interest.
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​Quantitative Methods
  • ​​Hypotheses testing
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​Derivatives 
  • ​Pricing and valuation  
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​Economics
  • ​Currency exchange
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​Equity investments
  • ​​Equity Valuations 

​Alternative Investments
  • ​Hedge funds and Private Equity
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Portfolio and Wealth Management
  • Risk and Return
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Ethics
  • Questions and Strategy
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Level II:



​Topic
​Covered
​Link
​Portfolio Management
  • ​The mechanics of ETFs
  • Value at risk (VaR) – Parametric and Historical approaches.
  • The fundamental law of active management.

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​Fixed Income
  • ​Bootstrapping
  • The Binomial interest rate tree framework
  • Bond valuation – Callable bond from an interest rate tree
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 Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • ​Goodwill and Employee Compensation: Post Employment Compensation
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​Corporate Finance
  • ​Mergers and Acquisitions
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Quantitive methods
  • Time series
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Equity Valuation
  • DDM and Residual Income
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Level III:

​Topic
Covered​​Link
​Essay Writing Webinar
  • Helpful hints ​
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​Fixed Income
  • ​Liability-Driven and Index-Based Strategies   
  • Yield Curve Strategies
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​Ethical and Professional Standards 
  • ​Overview of the GIPS

​Essay Writing Workshop 
  • ​​Exam Test Taking Skills and Pointers