Thousands of candidates, one notoriously difficult CFA exam

28 July 2014Finance

David Hains, reporting for The Globe and Mail:

On Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m., Mr. Shahriar and 100,000 CFA candidates around the world will check their email and learn how they did on their June exams.

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Most who write the exam are either students or work demanding jobs in the industry, and time is limited. As a result there are no after-work pub nights, they miss out on birthday parties and spend less time with their family. Despite the intense effort, only 43 per cent of candidates passed their exam in June, 2013.

I vividly remember the anxiety associated with checking my CFA exam results and the complete sense of relief when I saw the word ‘Pass.’ Good luck to all of the candidates that will be checking their marks tomorrow morning!