CFA® Level 1 2014 – FI

Level 1 2014 CFA® Program [Jun and Dec 2014 Exams]. This program covers the topic of FI
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  • Lectures 49
  • Length 4.5 hours
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Published 3/2015 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 Fixed Inco. 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 Fixed Income

What is the target audience?

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

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Curriculum

Section 1: Fixed Income Securities - Overview
Understanding the concepts of Fixed Income Securities
Preview
02:59
Understanding the term bond as a part of Fixed Income Securities
Preview
10:17
Factors we should consider while arriving at the discount rate & YTM
08:38
Understanding the term Yeild to Maturity in detail
12:11
Basic parameters related to issue of bonds
14:05
Describe how legal considerations affect the issuance of these securities
11:52
Understanding the contingency Provisions affecting the Fixed Income Securities
06:08
Section 2: Fixed Income Markets : Issuance, Trading and Funding
Classification of Global Fixed Income Markets
02:24
The use of interbank offered rates as reference rates in floating rate debt
01:29
Mechanisms for issuing Bonds in the Primary Markets
02:46
Secondary markets for Bonds
00:32
Understanding securities issued by sovereign governments,
02:25
What are the differnet types of debt issued by corporations
03:45
What are the differnet short- term funding alternatives available to banks
01:18
Understanding Repurchase Aggrements and their Importance to investors
02:01
Section 3: Introduction to Fixed Income Valuation
Relationship between Price Yeild and Coupon of a bond
05:43
Understanding Spot Rates
05:14
Understanding Concepts related to bonds
07:12
Understanding Matrix Pricing
07:48
Variation to Matrix Pricing
03:34
Floating Rate Bond or Floating Rate Note
08:34
Understanding Yield to Put
03:15
Yield Measures
04:00
Yield to call
06:28
Forward Rates
04:35
The Yeild Curve
03:57
The Yeild Curve_continued
07:30
Spread Measures for Bonds
03:07
Spread Measures for Bonds_continued
06:49
Spread Measures for Bonds_Z_spread_continued
04:00
Section 4: Understanding Fixed Income Risk and Return
Sources of Risk and Retturns in a Bond Investing
06:14
Conclusions
06:59
Interest Rate Risk
07:13
Interest Rate Risk_continued
10:25
Bonds with embedded options
03:31
Continued_factors to be considered is level of ytm
03:52
Continued2_factors to be considered is level of ytm
07:54
Understanding how bond's maturity coupon affect the interest rate risk
03:47
Concept of price value of a basis pointt
05:42
Yeild Volatility
04:05
Understanding the relationships among a bond's holding period return, duration..
08:33
How do changes in credit spread & liquidity affect the price of the bond
03:01
Fundamental Credit Analysis
02:51
Section 5: Fundamentals of Credit Analysis
Explain special considerations when evaluating the credit of high yield
06:51
Calculation to understand Leverage under different levels of Debt
06:19
Covenants that are built in the debt issue
07:21
Muncipal debt
03:32
Applying the Ratios
09:22
Ratios a analyst could use to determine the ability of the company to repay
05:56

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