Exam Prep: CFA® Level 1 Bootcamp 2020 Curriculum (Part 1/2)
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Exam Prep: CFA® Level 1 Bootcamp 2020 Curriculum (Part 1/2)

CFA® Level 1 Bootcamp: Ethics, Quantiative Methods, Corporate Finance, Economics, and Alternative Investments
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This course includes
  • 26 hours on-demand video
  • 36 articles
  • 55 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Prepare for the CFA® Level 1 exam
  • Earn one of the most prestigious designations in finance and investment management
  • Acquire a solid understanding of key business and finance disciplines
  • Impress interviewers by showing a strong an understanding of finance fundamentals and advanced topics concepts
  • Study Ethics, Quantitative Methods (Statistics and Probability), Corporate Finance, Economics, and Alternative Investments
  • Understand the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)
  • Learn about the time value of money, discounted cash flow applications, statistical concepts and market returns, probability and probability distributions, sampling and estimation, hypothesis testing, and technical analysis
  • Acquire an understanding of corporate governance, capital budgeting, cost of capital, measures of leverage, and working capital management
  • Gain an understanding of fundamental topics like demand and supply, firm and market structure, economic growth, business cycles, monetary trade and capital flows, and currency exchange rates
Requirements
  • No prior experience is required. We will start from the very basics
Description

We will help you prepare for the CFA® Level 1 Exam.

In June 2019, a record number of candidates registered to take the CFA® exams. Pursuing the credential is a rigorous process, which requires a lot of time and effort. And yet, many people around the world sign up for the CFA® exams. The reason is that a CFA® designation can move your resume to the top of the pile in a competitive job market.

We are proud to present you our CFA® Level 1 Bootcamp

The five topics we will cover here are:

· Ethical and Professional Standards

· Quantitative methods

· Economics

· Corporate Finance

· Alternative Investments

This Bootcamp has been designed as a supplement to the official study materials provided by the CFA Institute and should not be seen as a substitute for these materials. Our goal is to make your life a bit easier. The lessons we have prepared are consistent with the current CFA® Level 1 curriculum and exam structure (and will continue to be updated to ensure consistency over time). We cover all Learning Outcome Statements (LOS), and we have dedicated a separate video to each LOS. This ensures that together we will study the concepts that are likely to be tested on the exam.

Why take our bootcamp?

· A successful track record on Udemy – over 570,000 students have enrolled in our trainings

· Experienced team – the authors of this course are finance professionals who have acquired significant practical experience (they have worked for companies like HSBC, Morgan Stanley, PwC, Coca Cola, etc.)

· Carefully scripted and animated tutorials with plenty of real-world examples

· A variety of practice questions at the end of each Reading to test your progress

· Extensive case studies that will help you reinforce what you have learned

· Excellent support: If you don’t understand a concept or you simply want to drop us a line, you’ll receive an answer in one or two business days

· Dynamic: We don’t want to waste your time! The instructors keep up a very good pace throughout the whole course.

We will cover a wide variety of topics, including:

Ethics

Ethics and trust in the investment profession, Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)

Quantitative Methods

The time value of money, Discounted cash flow applications, Statistical concepts and market returns, Probability concepts, Common probability distributions, Sampling and estimation, Hypothesis testing, Technical analysis

Corporate Finance

Corporate governance, Capital budgeting, Cost of capital, Measures of leverage, Working capital management

Economics

Demand and supply analysis, The firm and market structures, Aggregate output and economic growth, Understanding business cycles, Monetary and fiscal policy, International trade and capital flows, Currency exchange rates

Alternative Investments

Categories of alternative investments, Potential benefits of alternative investments, Issues in valuing and calculating returns on alternative investments

Each of these topics builds on the previous ones. And this is one of the considerable benefits you will gain by taking our Bootcamp. You will acquire valuable theoretical and practical skills that are necessary for a successful career in the world of investment management, investment banking, and corporate finance.

Moreover, our focus is to teach topics that flow smoothly and complement each other. The course covers exam concepts at a fraction of the cost of traditional programs (not to mention the amount of time you will save).

We are happy to offer an unconditional 30-day money-back in full guarantee. No risk for you. The content of the course is excellent, and this is a no-brainer for us, as we are certain you will love it.

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*CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, review or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by 365 Careers or Udemy. The CFA Institute Logo, CFA®, and Chartered Financial Analyst® are just a few of the trademarks owned by CFA Institute.*

* *Please note that the Bootcamp will be split into two courses on Udemy. The reason is that the sheer length of topics we have covered does not allow us to have a single course;

Who this course is for:
  • CFA® Level 1 candidates
  • People interested in taking the CFA® exams
  • Individuals who are interested in a career in finance
  • Anyone who wants to learn Ethics, Quantitative Methods, Corporate Finance, Economics, Alternative Investments
Course content
Expand all 372 lectures 26:04:59
+ How to Use a Financial Calculator
7 lectures 01:06:07
Setting Up the Financial Calculator
06:55
Basic Calculations
18:26
Time Value of Money
09:50
Cash Flow Analysis
08:15
Statistics
12:32
Depreciation and Breakeven
09:01
+ Ethics - Ethics and Trust in the Investment Profession
7 lectures 24:25
LOS Overview
00:45
Ethics Explained
03:12
Challenges to Ethical Behavior
07:09
The Need for High Ethical Standards in the Investment Industry
02:34
Ethical vs. Legal Standards
03:16
CFA® Ethical Decision-Making Framework
03:09
+ Ethics - Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
6 lectures 25:09
LOS Overview
00:33
Structure of the CFA® Institute Professional Conduct Program
05:06
Components of the Code of Ethics® and the Standards of Professional Conduct®
06:47
Ethical Responsibilities Required by the Code and Standards
12:42
Practice Questions (Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct)
00:00
Practice Questions with Answers (Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional..)
00:01
+ Ethics - Guidance for Standard I-VII
24 lectures 03:52:32
LOS Overview
01:17
Professionalism, I A Knowledge Of The Law
08:57
Professionalism, I B Independence and Objectivity
15:34
Professionalism, I C Misrepresentation
14:55
Professionalism, I D Misconduct
05:36
Integrity of Capital Markets, II A Material Non-Public Information
14:22
Integrity of Capital Markets, II B Market Manipulation
10:05
Duties to Clients, III A Loyalty, Prudence, and Care
13:41
Duties to Clients, III B Fair Dealing
09:19
Duties to Clients, III C Suitability
12:07
Duties to Clients, III D Performance Presentation
07:42
Duties to Clients, III E Preservation of Confidentiality
08:44
Duties to Employers, IV A Loyalty
14:01
Duties to Employers, IV B Additional Compensation Arrangements
07:27
Duties to Employers, IV C Responsibilities of Supervisors
09:49
Investment Analysis, Recommendations, and Actions, V A Diligence and Reasonable
15:57
Investment Analysis, Recommendations, and Actions, V B Communication With Client
11:49
Investment Analysis, Recommendations, and Actions, V C Record Retention
06:16
Conflicts of Interest, VI A Disclosure of Conflicts
13:17
Conflicts of Interest, VI B Priority of Transactions
10:24
Conflicts of Interest, VI C Referral Fees
06:19
Responsibilities as a CFA® Institute Member or CFA® Candidate, VII A
07:26
Responsibilities as a CFA® Institute Member or CFA® Candidate, VII B
07:27
Standards of Professional Conduct - Overview
00:01
+ Ethics - Introduction to the Global Investment Performance Standards®
4 lectures 11:09
LOS Overview
00:51
The Global Investment Performance Standards®
04:25
Composites Construction
03:28
Requirements for Verification
02:25
+ Ethics - Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®)
9 lectures 19:41
LOS Overview
00:35
Key Features of GIPS®
05:41
Fundamentals of Compliance
02:25
Scope of GIPS®
04:25
GIPS® Implementation
00:50
Overview of the Global Investment Performance Standards®
05:41
Practice Questions (Global Investment Performance Standards®)
00:02
Practice Questions with Answers (Global Investment Performance Standards®)
00:01
GIPS® Overview
00:00
+ Quantitative Methods - Time value of money
19 lectures 01:12:39
LOS Overview
01:04
Time Value of Money
04:45
How to Use a Timeline to Depict Time Value of Money Problems
02:20
How to Interpret Interest Rates
02:55
Interest Rates as the Sum of Several Components
05:06
Calculate and Interpret an Investment's Effective Annual Rate
03:26
The Relationship between PV and FV
04:04
Solving Different Time Value of Money Problems
04:48
The Importance of Compounding Frequencies
02:52
Ordinary Annuity
08:56
Annuity Due
06:13
Perpetuity
03:16
FV and PV of Unequal Cash Flows
04:32
Calculate the Monthly Payment of a Mortgage Loan
06:11
Let's Calculate the Number of Years it Takes to Achieve a Financial Goal
03:36
What is the Rate of Return of an Investment?
05:09
The Cash Flow Additivity Principle
03:20
Practice Questions (Quantitative Methods - Time Value of Money)
00:04

Here are the answers and explanations of the questions

Practice Questions (Answers with explanations)
00:02
+ Bonus-Discounted Cash Flow Applications-Not Included in Level 1 2020 Curriculum
13 lectures 01:04:36
LOS Overview
00:44
How to Interpret the Net Present Value (NPV)
05:12
Calculate NPV
10:36
Calculate an Investment's Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
07:42
Compare NPV and IRR
08:50
The Holding Period Return
02:48
The Money-Weighted Rate of Return
06:55
The Time-Weighted Rate of Return
05:00
Evaluate the Performance of Money Market Instruments
05:03
Alternatives to the Bank Discount Yield
05:48
Convert Among Yield Measures
05:52

Here is a list of questions that will test the material we have covered so far

Practice Questions (Quantitative Methods - Discounted cash flow applications)
00:04

Here is a list of questions that will test the material we have covered so far.

Practice Questions (Answers with explanations)
00:02