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CFA Level III Syllabus

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program is structured over 3 levels and takes an estimated 2-5 years to complete the full course. Level III is subject to the following:

Entry requirements

  • Bachelors degree or in the final year of degree or have 4 years of professional work experience (doesn't have to be investment related)
  • Understand professional conduct requirements
  • Have a valid international travel passport
  • Be prepared to take the exams in English

Subjects covered

  • Ethics
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation
  • Economics
  • Fixed Income
  • Equity
  • Alternative Investments
  • Risk Management
  • Derivatives
  • Trading and Rebalancing
  • Performance Evaluation and GIPS

Exams

  • Exam sittings available in June

Course locations

  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • Amsterdam
  • Frankfurt

Details of the full curriculum and content of each level can be found on the CFA Institute's website alongside the weighting for each topic area.

Candidates must take responsibility for their own enrolment on the exams and details of the process, deadlines and exam fees can be found on the CFA Institute's website.

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