CFA® Level 1 2014 – Quantitative Methods

Level 1 2014 CFA® Program [Jun and Dec 2014 Exams]. This program covers the topic of Quantitative Methods
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  • Length 5 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Looking for a way to bring the CFA Level I curriculum to life?

Let AFT's expert tutors break down the Study Sessions into easy-to-digest video lectures.

Our charterholder faculty have been preparing candidates for the CFA exams for over 15 years, and every one of our tutors knows what it’s like to balance work with the demanding CFA exams. Our Tutors will help you make the most of your revision time with this comprehensive set of video lectures.

Who takes the CFA exams? The CFA charter is an elite designation. It is considered the gold standard within the investment profession, and its typical candidates include fund managers, analysts, investment bankers, portfolio managers and traders. The designation is career-enhancing, well respected, credible, globally recognised and globally relevant.

What does the Level I Quantitative Methods curriculum cover?

How does the Level I exam work? The Level I exam is held twice a year, in June and December, at a number of test centres around the globe. At Level I, the exam consists of two 3-hour multiple choice papers, each containing 120 questions, which are both taken on the same day. The exams are administered by CFA Institute, the leading global association of investment professionals, who recommend candidates spend a minimum of 300 hours preparing for each Level.

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
  • Also an understanding on the basic concepts will help the participants gain a better understanding

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Enable the participants to apply this concepts in the Level 1 Examination of CFA® Program to be held in June & December 2014
  • Enable the participants to understand the key concepts in Quantitative Methods

Who is the target audience?

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

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Section 1: Quantitative Methods - Applicaton - The Time Value of Money

In this session we understand the Time Value of Money & also look the Future Value of a Cash Flow with Examples


In this session, we understand the Present Value of a single cash flow with Examples & in the later part we also take a look at Present Value of a series of CF's also called as 'Annuity' with different examples


In this session, we look at the other type of Annuity which is Annuity Due with examples as a part of our understanding of the 'Time Value of Money'


In this session, we understand the Present Value of Perpetuity as part of our understanding of the 'Time Value of Money'


In this session, we understand the concept of Loan Amortization

Effective Annual Rate (EAR) & Discounted Cash-Flow applications
Net Present Value (NPV)

In this session, we understand the IRR & Return Mesurements as a part of our understanding of the concept of the 'Time Value of Money'


We continue from our previous example on the different types of Return Mesurements

Section 2: Statistical Concepts and Market Returns

In this session, we understand statistics with examples and Measures of Central Tendency


In this session, we continue from our previous session to the different types of mean i.e Arithmethic Mean, Weighted Average Mean, Geometric Mean & Harmonic Mean


In this session, we look at the Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) & Quantiles with examples


In this session, we understand the Variance & Standard Deviation & also look at he Coefficient of variation ratio as part of understanding of Risk-Return Ratio


We continue from our previous example of understanding the Risk-Return Ratio and continue with Sharpe Ratio and also look at certain diagrams to understand Normal Districution, skewness & also look at the Kurtosis diagram

Section 3: Sampling & Estimation

In this session, we understand the concept of Sampling & take a look at Standard Errors with example

Standard Error - Implication - Confidence Interval
Standard Error - Implication Z Formula & Issues with Sampling
Section 4: Hypothesis Testing

In this session, we overview the Hypothesis Testing & look at the 5 Standard Steps to follow to solve any hypothesis


We take a look at some examples to understand the hypothesis testing topic in detail

Type of hypothesis Test - F Test & P Value
Section 5: Probability
Probablity Concepts - Overview
Understanding the Concept of Probabilty using charts and diagrams
Probablity Concepts - Additional Rule
Independent Events - Test of Independence & Expected Value

In this session, we look at the Probablity weighted variance & standard deviation, labeling & selection using Permutation and Combination

Binomial Distribution, Uniform Random Variable & Confidence Interval

In this session, we understand the concept of Z & Roy's Safety First Criterion with Examples

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