The CFA® is the most respected and recognised investment designation in the world.
The curriculum covers concepts and skills professionals require at all stages of their career, bridging academic theory, current industry practice, and ethical and professional standards to provide a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills.
BIBF has consistently surpassed global pass rates for many of the professional certifications it offers, and is able to provide prospective candidates with the confidence and training required to pass a challenging qualification such as the CFA®.
The CFA® qualification demonstrates the commitment to excellence required of today’s investment professionals and is split into three distinct levels. Level I consists of a basic knowledge of the ten topic areas and simple analysis using investment tools, Level II emphasises more complex analysis along with a focus on valuing assets, and Level III focuses on synthesising all of the concepts and analytical methods in a variety of applications for effective portfolio management and wealth planning.
The ten topic areas are covered in increasing complexity at each level and consists of Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Finance, Equity Investments, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Alternative Investments, Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning, Ethical and Professional Standards, Quantitative Methods, and Economics.
“The CFA programme is a passport to a competitive career in the quickly evolving world of investment and global finance. As Bahrain’s premiere provider of banking and finance related training, it is our responsibility to offer unparalleled teaching support to prospective candidates looking to become part of a globally recognised community of top-tier financial analysts. We have achieved results beyond global average pass rates in many of the professional certifications we offer using this teaching model”, said BIBF’s Head of Banking, Mr. Deen Jayah.
Each level involves a six-hour exam. BIBF recommends at least six months of preparation time per exam. A comprehensive plan has been put together to prepare students to sit the Level I exam in June 2016 with classes starting on the 13th of November 2015.