CFA® Level 1 2014 – Alternative Investments

CFA® Level 1 Exam [For Jun and Dec 2014]. This program covers the topic of Alternative Investments
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  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

This program is a Support Tool & Guide to prepare for the CFA® Level 1 Examination to held in June & December 2014. This program covers the Last topic - 'Alternative Investments' carrying 3-5% weight in the 6-hour Exam covering a total of 240 questions [120 questions each in Morning session (9 am to 12 noon) and Afternoon session (2 to 5 pm)]. This topic creates a base for the advanced level of questions that will be tested at Level 2 and Level 3 Exams. Keeping this in consideration, AFT has developed this module with about 2 hours of video lectures to make this topic easier for Candidates. We hope that you will find this program extremely useful.

Required CFA Institute Disclaimer: "CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA institute. CFA Institute (formerly the Association for Investment Management And Research) does not endorse, promote, review, or warrant the accuracy of the products or services offer by Academy of Financial Training.”

What are the requirements?

  • No specific pre-requisite knowledge required as such, however a basic understanding of financial services (especially investment management industry) will be useful

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Enable the student to understand and apply the Alternative Investments correctly in the CFA Level 1 Examination

Who is the target audience?

  • CFA® Program Level 1 [June or December 2014 Exam] Candidates

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Section 1: Introduction

This session give an overview of the various types of alternative investments, its comparison vis-a-vis the traditional forms of investments like stocks, bonds, etc. Also we learn the concept of NAV and how to calculate NAV.

Section 2: Exchange Traded Funds

This session explains the details about Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), including the benefits and drawbacks of ETFs as an investment and the risks faced by an investor of ETF.

Section 3: Hedge Funds

This video gives an introduction to Hedge Funds, its characteristics and also explains the concept of Fund of Hedge Funds.


This session explains the varied types of investment strategies typically followed by Hedge Funds


In this session we understand how the hedge fund management and incentive fees are calculated. This is a highly testable material for the Level 1 Exam.


In this session with apply the concepts on Hedge Fund fee calculation based on a Case Study.


Here we understand the concept of 'High Water Mark' and how to calculate incentive fees where the high water mark applies.

Section 4: Private Equity

This session lists down the different categories of Private Equity Investments and explains the Leveraged Buyout Funds and Venture Capital Funds


In this session we continue with our discussion on categories of PE Investments, we also perform an NPV Calculation. We also understand what could be the varied exit strategies for a PE fund from an investment and methods used to value portfolio companies.

Section 5: Real Estate

In this session we understand what are the basic forms of Real Estate (RE) investment and its variations. We also see the varied categories of RE Investments.


Here, we continue with the topic of forms of RE investments. Further we understand in detail the varied methods used to Value RE Investments.

Section 6: Commodities

In this session we understand what is an investment in a Commodity? And further we see the basic forms and objective of investing in Commodities.


Here, we learn about the concept of Pricing of a Commodity Futures Contract. We also understand the economic situation based on the comparison of Spot and Future Prices for a commodity and derive inferences.

Alternative Investments Quiz
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Academy of Financial Training AFT -, Premium Institute focused on Advanced Finance Programs

Academy of Financial Training is engaged in providing niche financial trainings to companies, educational bodies and individuals. We have been in operation since ~4 years and have trained 5,000+ candidates and have a range of marquee MNC/corporate clients including companies like GE, Hewlett-Packard, Genpact, Canon, Deutsche Bank, IL&FS, Essar Steel, amongst others. Our strength has been the robust financial training content based on years of research backed by effective delivery provided by trainers with rich work experience in the domain.

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