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Preparing for CFA® Exam Day

By Kaplan Schweser | Posted on May 17, 2014


There are less than 30 days left before the CFA® exam—are you prepared?  Even if you feel like you have the curriculum and topics mastered, you still need to make some necessary preparations for exam day. Every year, candidates fail the exam for reasons that are completely unrelated to the exam content itself. We want to help you avoid these issues so that on exam day, you can concentrate solely on answering questions and passing the exam! 

We have compiled a cheat sheet listing…

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CFA Instructor Spotlight: Adam Hardi, CFA, CFP

By Adam Hardi, CFA, CFP | Posted on February 24, 2014


Adam currently works on the global credit side of investment banking at TD Securities in Toronto. He began teaching Schweser’s Toronto Weekly CFA Class in 2008, shortly after receiving his charter. Since 2008, Adam has been teaching at WindsorWeek, primarily in the areas of finance, securities, derivatives, and portfolio management. He also instructs at various Schweser 3-Day Review and Exam Workshops across North America.

Adam enjoys teaching CFA and helping his students gain a…

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CFA® Final Review Pack

By The Schweser CFA Team | Posted on October 21, 2013


With less than one month remaining before the December Level I CFA® exam, some candidates’ nerves are likely to start getting a little frayed. That’s when self-doubt can creep in: “Have I studied enough?” “Am I really as prepared as I could be?”

No matter how thorough you’ve been in covering the material over the past few months, most candidates feel more confident on exam day after they’ve had a final review of the CFA curriculum. Trust us—we’ve been there, and we know what needs…

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3 Days That Could Change Your Life

By The Schweser CFA Team | Posted on October 02, 2013


If you’re taking the December Level I CFA exam, chances are you’ve already invested a lot of time in studying. When you walk into the test center on exam day, you want to make sure you’re fully prepared for whatever they throw at you. That’s why these three days can make all the difference in getting you exam-ready.

Schweser’s 3-Day Exam Workshop gives you a balanced mix of curriculum review and problem solving. Our expert instructors thoroughly review each topic, and then they use…

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CFA Instructor Spotlight: Dr. H. Kent Baker, CFA, CMA

By Kaplan Schweser | Posted on August 20, 2013


Kent is University Professor of Finance in the Kogod School of Business at American University. He served as the Chair of the Department of Finance and Real Estate for 11 years and headed the Finance Center of Excellence for 8 years. Kent has more than 35 years of teaching experience at the university level and has received numerous teaching awards. Kent has presented more than 100 CFA® prep programs in the United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom, and he currently…

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CFA Instructor Spotlight: Dr. Greg Filbeck, CFA, FRM, CAIA

By Kaplan Schweser | Posted on August 05, 2013


Greg joined the faculty of Penn State University, the Behrend College, as professor of finance in 2006 and holds the Samuel P. Black III Professorship of Finance and Risk Management. He has published more than 75 articles in refereed journals and authored five books. Greg is the recipient of the Penn State 2010 and 2012 Outstanding iMBA faculty member, 2011 Council of Fellows Outstanding Research Award, and 2013 Outstanding Service Award. His research studies are focused within the…

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