CFA® Level 1 2014 – Alternative Investments
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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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Last updated 5/2014
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What Will I Learn?
  • Enable the student to understand and apply the Alternative Investments correctly in the CFA Level 1 Examination
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  • No specific pre-requisite knowledge required as such, however a basic understanding of financial services (especially investment management industry) will be useful

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.

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Who is the target audience?
  • CFA® Program Level 1 [June or December 2014 Exam] Candidates
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
1 Lecture 13:04

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.

Preview 13:04
Exchange Traded Funds
1 Lecture 08:49

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.

Exchange Traded Funds
Hedge Funds
5 Lectures 34:46

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

Hedge Funds - An Introduction

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

Hedge Fund Strategies

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.

Fees & Return Calculations

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

Case Discussion for Fee & Return Calculation

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

Case Discussion continued, Hedge Fund Valuation & Due Diligence
Private Equity
2 Lectures 23:48

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

Introduction to Types of Private Equity & Leveraged Buy-Outs & Venture Capital

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.

Development Cap & Distressed Investing, Exit Strategy & Portfolio Co Valuation
Real Estate
2 Lectures 20:03

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.

Overview, Types & Stages

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

Forms of Investments, Valuation Methods
2 Lectures 18:16

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.

Investments in Commodities - An Overview

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.

Commodity Derivatives

Alternative Investments Quiz
19 questions
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