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Calgary CFA Level 2 Prep Class 2019

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Calgary CFA Level 2 Prep Class 2019

Financial Talent Exchange Suite 2118, Sun Life Plaza, North Tower 140 – 4th Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2P 3N3

Starts on Jan 16, 2019 Ends on May 01, 2019
Complete within 16 weeks 3 hours per week Runs from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Regular Price CAD$ 1,699.00 + CAD$ 84.95 GST
This CFA prep course is ideal for candidates who like to start early, prepare over many months, and network with like-minded candidates. I teach the most challenging topics in the CFA Level 2 curriculum based on known sticking points after almost 20 years of teaching.

Class schedule on the following Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Sun Life Plaza

*** The first five weeks will focus on two of the toughest topics.  Master these topics early so that you can move ahead with confidence. ***

Week 1: Wednesday, Jan 16: FRA: Reading 15

Week 2: Wednesday, Jan 23: FRA: Readings 16

Week 3: Wednesday, Jan 30: FRA: Readings 17

Week 4: Wednesday, Feb 6: FRA Reading 14 Equity: Readings 27, 29

Week 5: Wednesday, Feb 13: Equity: Readings Readings 30, 31, 32, 33


Week 6: Wednesday, Feb 27: Fixed Income: no class

Week 7: Wednesday, March 6: Fixed Income: Readings 34, 35, 36

Make-up class: Saturday, March 9 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fixed Income Readings 37 and 38

Week 8: Wednesday, March 13: Quantitative Methods: Reading 8 and 9

Week 9: Wednesday, March 20: Alternative Investments: Readings 42, 43, 44, 45

Wednesday, March 27: Class cancelled


Week 10: Wednesday, April 10: Economics: Readings 11 and 12

Week 11: Wednesday, April 17: Derivatives: Hands-on Workshop on Pricing and Valuing

Week 12: Wednesday, April 24: Corporate Finance: all Readings except Reading 23

Week 13: Wednesday, May 1: Portfolio Management: Readings 47, 48, 49, and 50

Week 14: Wednesday, May 8: Ethics: Case Study Discussion of Reading 3


1. Complete all of CFA Institute online sample questions -- they are really hard, so start early

2. Complete all of CFA Institute mock exams

Note: Exhaust all CFA Institite resources first before attempting third-party mocks.  Nobody writes item sets with such high quality as CFA Institite.

CFA exam date in Calgary: Saturday, June 15, 2019


Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be teaching this class?  Daren E. Miller.  I earned the CFA designation in 1999 and passed Level 2 on my first attempt while I was a buy-side economist for an institutional investor.  I'm a former CFA L3 grader and have been teaching the CFA Program full-time since 2001.

Should I do the readings before each class?  Yes.  By being prepared, you can ask questions on items that are challenging you.

What if I miss a class?  I encorage you to attend every class, and if you are unable to attend, I will let you know what you missed.  I will follow-up on absenses to hold you accountable to your study goals.  

What will I get?  You will receive a PowerPoint slide deck for each class so you don't have to worry about taking notes.  I've done the note-taking for you!

Yikes!  Do you read from PowerPoint slides:  No, how boring! Unlike most other prep course providers, I don't just read from slide decks.  I engage with you so that you have fun while learning.

What to bring to class?  Your BA II Plus Professional calculator.  I recommend the "Pro" version because it has a couple of extra functions and you can easily replace the battery.

Will I get to practice what I learned in class?  Absolutely!  You will practice solving several exam-type questions and go over answer rationales with common exam traps to avoid.  My classes are exam focused, so you learn how to become confident under time pressure.

What if I have a question outside of class?  I moderate an exclusive, online community that brings together my clients from Calgary and around the world.  The community is organized by topics, so you can zero in on your sticking points.

I need a quiet place to study.  Can I use the classroom when it's not in use?  Yes!  I will be posting classroom study hours during class times.