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  • 1. CFA PROGRAM KONUL JAVADOVA, CFA LEAD RISK ANALYST THE STATE OIL FUND OF AZERBAIJAN
  • 2. WHAT IS CFA? • The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program is a globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with the practical knowledge you need in today’s investment industry. It also emphasizes the highest ethical and professional standards.
  • 3. ADVANTAGES OF BEING A CFA CHARTERHOLDER • Membership in a prestigious global community of investment professionals • Life-long learning process • Ethical grounding and deep analytical skills • Great credential to your CV • Reputational benefit
  • 4. REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A CFA CHARTERHOLDER The CFA Institute requires three steps to become a CFA charter holder. They include:  Pass all three levels of the CFA exam in succession  Acquire 48 months of "acceptable professional work experience“  Join the CFA Institute, which includes completing a professional conduct statement and affiliate with a local chapter. (To view the complete list of steps, visit the CFA Institute’s website.)
  • 5. WHO CAN APPLY? To meet the entrance requirements:  Have a bachelor's (or equivalent) degree  or be in the final year of your bachelor's degree program at the time of registration  or have four years of professional work experience (does not have to be investment related)  or have a combination of professional work and college experience that totals at least four years. Part-time positions do not qualify, and the four-year total must be accrued prior to enrollment.  Make sure you understand the Professional Conduct Statement and Candidate Responsibility Statement.  Be prepared to take the exams in English.  Have a valid international travel passport (required for exam registration and admission to the test center).
  • 6. HOW SHOULD I STUDY (WHERE TO START) ?  Start early  Get support  Study each book thoroughly  Do lots of practice questions  Use your approved calculator
  • 7. WHICH BOOKS, COURSES SHOULD I FOLLOW? The candidate body of knowledge (CBOK) tests candidates on ethics, quantitative analysis, financial statement analysis, economics, portfolio analysis, corporate finance and the analysis of stocks, bonds and alternative investments. • CFA Program Curriculum - a lot of materials divided into 18 study sessions. 6 books. • Schweser – 6 books, 5 of them are Study materials, the last one – is a test book.
  • 8. WHAT SHOULD BE MY STUDY PLAN? • Start reading the study books 6 months before the exam day. At the same time prepare the brief notes. • Finish your material 3 months before the exam day. And start to review your notes. If you read CFA Program Curriculum, you may review all the materials using Schweser books. • 1 month before exam date do tests intensively. You should be prepared for a 3 hour exam. • 1 week before the exam day look through your self-made notes again.
  • 9. Thank you & Good Luck!!!