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Aligned to CFA Institute logo curriculum for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 2 2018 Certification Course.


This Online Training Course on Chartered Financial Analyst® or CFA® Certification covers the syllabus prescribed by The CFA Institute for 2018 exams and is delivered by FinStudyClub, a specialist training institute for CFA and FRM, founded by CFA charterholders and alumni from IITs/IIMs.

The CFA credential has become the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world. Enrolling in the CFA Program is the first step toward earning this qualification. The CFA Program curriculum covers concepts and skills you will use at all stages of your financial career be it in Corporate Banking, Investment Banks, Credit Rating Agencies or any other Financial Institution.

Course participants will also receive an activation key to access Wiley's CFA level 2 learning resources that include 1000+ practise questions with answers and explanations, 2 full length mock exams, performance metrics and quiz planner to create customized topic wise exams.
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I
Study Session 1: Ethical and Professional Standards (Readings 1-3)
1 Level I Overview of Ethics (For recall) 11:56
2 Six Codes of Ethics Preview 23:34
3 Std1_Professionalism 28:20
4 Std2_Integrity of Capital Markets 10:16
5 Std3_Duties towards clients 25:31
6 Std4_Duties to Employers 22:43
7 Std5_Investment Action 23:11
8 Std6_Conflict of interest 14:31
9 Std7_CFA Conduct in Programme and Exam 13:17
10 ROS: Summary 10:09
11 ROS: Detailed Provisions 17:38
II
Study Session 2: Ethical and Professional Standards (Readings 4-8)
12 A quick discussion on 3 cases 02:20
13 Trade Allocation: Fair Dealing and Disclosure 06:02
14 Changing Investment Objectives 04:16
III
Study Session 3: Quantitative Methods (Readings 9-12)
15 Correlation Analysis Preview 23:55
16 Linear Regression 14:28
17 The SEE, Coefficient of Determination, Hypothesis Testing and ANOVA- 1 09:43
18 The SEE, Coefficient of Determination, Hypothesis Testing and ANOVA- 2 16:03
19 The SEE, Coefficient of Determination, Hypothesis Testing and ANOVA- 3 12:27
20 Prediction Intervals and Limitations of Regression Analysis 08:46
21 Multiple Linear Regression 17:35
22 The F Stat, R2, ANOVA and Dummy Variables- 1 10:24
23 The F Stat, R2, ANOVA and Dummy Variables- 2 09:29
24 The F Stat, R2, ANOVA and Dummy Variables- 3 06:45
25 The F Stat, R2, ANOVA and Dummy Variables- 4 08:33
26 Violations of Regression Assumptions- 1 16:46
27 Violations of Regression Assumptions- 2 11:25
28 Violation of Regression Assumptions- 3 13:48
29 Errors in Specification and Qualitative Dependent Variable 07:48
30 Trend Models 19:34
31 Autoregressive Time Series Model 27:40
32 Random Walks and Unit Root- 1 17:37
33 Random Walks and Unit Root- 2 07:56
34 Simulations 16:35
35 Probabilistic Risk Assessment Approaches 05:32
IV
Study Session 4: Economics (Readings 13-15)
36 Foreign Exchange Market Concepts 10:22
37 Cross Rate Calculations 08:01
38 Forex Spreads and Arbitrage Constraints on Spot Rates- 1 13:14
39 Forex Spreads and Arbitrage Constraints on Spot Rates- 2 11:31
40 Forward Markets 19:55
41 Covered and Uncovered Interest Rate Parity 19:25
42 Purchasing Power Parity 18:45
43 Fisher Effect 07:46
44 Equilibrium Level of Exchange Rate 07:03
45 The Carry Trade 12:57
46 Impact of Balance of Payment 25:09
47 Monetary and Fiscal Policies -1 18:57
48 Monetary and Fiscal Policies -2 13:24
49 Exchange Rate Management 09:31
50 Developed and Developing Countries 15:23
51 Determinants of Economic Growth- 1 20:22
52 Determinants of Economic Growth- 2 06:16
53 Determinants of Economic Growth- 3 08:26
54 Neoclassical Growth Theory - 1 21:59
55 Neoclassical Growth Theory - 2 11:42
56 The Convergence Debate and Growth in an Open Economy 13:30
57 Economics of Regulation - 1 14:51
58 Economics of Regulation - 2 25:25
V
Study Session 5: Financial Reporting and Analysis (Readings 16-18)
59 Intercorporate Investments_Overview 12:08
60 Market Sec_Equity Invest_Explanation 18:51
61 Market Sec_Equity Invest_Examples 15:03
62 Debt Invest_Amortised Cost_1 10:27
63 Market Sec_Debt Invest_Amortised Cost_2 10:18
64 Market Sec_Debt Investment Accounting 15:22
65 Market Sec_Debt Invest_Interest Clarfication 01:13
66 Market Sec_Reclassification 20:51
67 Market Sec_Impairment 12:04
68 Market Sec_IFRS9 04:10
69 Market Sec_Points for analyst 04:20
70 Equity Method_Overview 04:52
71 Equity Method_Explanation 17:00
72 Equity Method_Associate in Losses 12:15
73 Equity Method_PC more than BV 25:16
74 Equity Method_Practice Example 2 06:00
75 Equity Method_Intercompany Transactions 12:16
76 Equity Method_PC less than BV 03:58
77 Equity Method_Impairment 06:15
78 Equity Method_Issues for analyst 04:05
79 Overview of Situation of 'Control' 12:01
80 Standalone and Consolidated 09:10
81 Identification of Diff Assets & Liabilities 06:07
82 Goodwill Valuation 12:33
83 Minority Interest Valuation 12:28
84 Case 1 : 100% Acquisition 15:09
85 Case 2 : Less than 100% Acquisition 16:23
86 Other important points 08:48
87 Consolidation of Income Statement 09:18
88 Variable Interest Entity 07:09
89 Goodwill Impairment 13:24
90 Deferral of Unrealised Profits 08:56
91 Inter Corp Transaction_Advanced 10:43
92 Comparison of 3 methods 07:37
93 Overview of Pensions 04:00
94 Different Pension Plans 14:18
95 Pension Plan Assumptions (US GAAP) 05:49
96 Pension Plan Assets: Valuations 10:56
97 Pension Cash Flow Calculations 21:58
98 Pension Liability (PBO): Valuations 09:25
99 Funded Status 06:21
100 Periodic Pension Cost 13:53
101 PBO Accounting (US GAAP) 09:10
102 Plan Assets Accounting (US GAAP) 09:25
103 Pension Expense through Income Statement (US GAAP) 17:50
104 Corridor Method (US GAAP) 10:14
105 Corridor Method: Practice Example 04:24
106 IFRS_Basic Pensions Rules 03:46
107 IFRS_PBO Accounting 04:18
108 IFRS_Plan Asset Accounting 03:34
109 IFRS_Pension Expense through Income Statement 10:34
110 US & IFRS: Presentation of Pension Expense 05:09
111 Other Important Points 04:24
112 US & IFRS: Directional Analysis 15:32
113 Analysts Adjustments 15:16
114 Overview of Multinational Operations 07:12
115 Transactional Exposure 12:24
116 Translational Exposure 21:25
117 Translation Process: Current Rate Method 20:16
118 Remeasurement Process: Temporal Method 16:04
119 Comparison of Current Rate and Temporal Method 17:05
120 Inventory Valuation under Temporal Method 11:36
121 Ratio Analysis of foreign subsidiary 10:38
122 Subsidiary in Hyper-Inflationary Environment 28:42
VI
Study Session 6: Financial Reporting and Analysis (Readings 19-20)
123 Quality of Financial Reporting 35:31
124 Application of Financial Techniques 26:49
125 Conversion of Operating lease into Financial Lease 03:42
VII
Study Session 7: Corporate Finance (Readings 21-23)
126 Whats Inside Corp Fin for L2? 02:49
127 L1 Refresher Part 1: Basics on Capital Budgeting 19:59
128 L1 Refresher Part 2: Basics on Capital Budgeting 00:55
129 Role of Depreciation in Capital Budgeting 26:57
130 Advanced Principles of Capital Budgeting 12:40
131 CFAT Calculation & Case Study on Project Evaluation 24:42
132 Real Options 13:21
133 Practical Example Abondanment Option 13:48
134 Impact of Inflation on Capital Budgeting 15:37
135 Projects with Unequal Life 11:59
136 Capital Rationing 08:32
137 Projects with Different Risks 16:18
138 Pitfall for capital budgeting manager 04:56
139 Accounting Income vs Economic Income 15:03
140 3 new models of Capital Budgeting 12:22
141 Whats inside Capital Structure: 2 Min introduction 02:58
142 MM 1958: Debt is NOT Relevant 15:11
143 MM 1963: Debt is VERY Relevant 21:41
144 Static Trade-off Theory 04:37
145 Pecking Order Theory 04:17
146 Target Capital Structure 03:00
147 Debt Ratings 04:19
148 Country Specific factor 09:12
149 Overview on Dividends 23:47
150 Important Dates in Dividends 13:44
151 Share Repurchase: Basics, Methods and Analysis 40:27
152 Impact on Investors' Wealth and Company Fundamentals 14:33
153 Dividend Theory vs Dividend Policy 04:40
154 Dividends DO Matter (Dividend Theory) 15:26
155 Dividends DO NOT Matter (Dividend Theory) 15:38
156 Different Dividend Policies 12:19
157 Target Payout Adjustment Model 05:49
158 Factors Affecting Dividend Payouts 07:51
159 Dividend Taxation 12:52
160 Signals for an Analyst 04:10
161 Informational Asymmetry 07:45
162 Dividend Safety Assessment 06:23
VIII
Study Session 8: Corporate Finance (Readings 24-26)
163 Summary of Complete Chapter 20:48
164 Summary of Complete Chapter 20:59
165 M&A Overview 06:17
166 Different Types of M&A 11:09
167 Motivativations for M&A 13:32
168 Boostrapping: Meaning and Examples 16:44
169 Boostrapping: A note on Multiples 03:54
170 What to Purchase: Asset or Shares? 11:38
171 A note on Synergy 06:17
172 Form of Purchase Consideration 05:48
173 How much to Pay for the Target 19:25
174 Attitude of the Target Firm 06:16
175 Pre-Offer Defense Mechanism 15:29
176 Post-Offer Defense Mechanism 13:11
177 Valuation Model to Value the Target Firm 06:42
178 Demerger 04:57
179 Five Forms of Divestiture 16:16
IX
Study Session 9:Equity Valuation (Readings 27-28)
180 Overview of Equity Valuation Module 05:35
181 Why Equity Valuation is Required? 03:51
182 Different Values of Same 'Equity' 11:13
183 Five Steps in Valuation Process 14:09
184 Contents of Equity Research Report 04:34
185 Different Types of Equity Returns 15:09
186 How to Calculate Equity Risk Premium? 05:13
187 How to Calculate Ke? 23:17
188 Which Discount Rate to use? 01:44
189 International Issues in Ke 03:48
190 3 ways to calculate Beta (Risk Measure) 06:45
X
Study Session 10:Equity Valuation (Readings 29-30)
191 Summary of Entire Chapter 23:47
192 DDM vs FCF vs RI 15:36
193 DDM and Gordon Growth Model 25:03
194 2 stage Model 09:55
195 3 Stage Model 08:56
196 Note on Constant Growth 09:44
197 H Model 15:20
198 Other Concepts of DDM 15:34
XI
Study Session 11:Equity Valuation (Readings 31-34)
199 Meaning of FCF and its different forms 18:58
200 Valuations using FCF 18:22
201 When to use FCF vs Dividends 10:06
202 Calculating FCFF and FCFE 24:56
203 Inputs for FCF 27:47
204 Special Methods of FCF calculation 17:30
205 Sensitivity Analysis of FCF 03:58
206 Price & EV Multiples (Level I Concept for reference) 27:17
207 Basics on Market Based Valuation 12:40
208 Sustainable Base for Forecasting EPS 12:14
209 PEG Ratio 09:11
210 EV Multiple 04:29
211 Other 3 Concepts on Market Multiples 12:46
212 Meaning and Calculation of RI 27:19
213 Valuation Model using RI 27:04
214 Case Study on RI valuation 10:30
215 Continuing RI 25:39
216 Evaluation of RI Model 09:19
217 EVA and MVA 09:47
218 Public company vs Private Company 09:22
219 Income Approach to Valuation 19:53
220 Market Approach to Valuation 13:16
221 Asset Approach to Valuation 03:00
222 Discount and Premium Adjustment 12:15
XII
Study Session 12:Fixed Income (Readings 35-36)
223 Spot Rates and Forward Rates-1 22:08
224 Spot Rates and Forward Rates-2 21:00
225 Spot Rates and Forward Rates-3 22:07
226 Swap Rate Curve 31:11
227 Traditional Term Structure Theories 21:08
228 Modern Term Structure Theories 15:45
229 Yield Curve Factor Models-1 26:59
230 Yield Curve Factor Models-2 00:11
231 The Meaning of Arbitrage Free Valuation 24:08
232 Interest Rate Tree and Arbitrage Free Valuation-1 18:13
233 Interest Rate Tree and Arbitrage Free Valuation-2 27:02
234 Monte Carlo 19:57
XIII
Study Session 13:Fixed Income (Readings 37-39)
235 Overview of Embedded Option Bonds 26:06
236 Valuation of Callable and Putable Bonds- 1 26:37
237 Valuation of Callable and Putable Bonds- 2.1 17:39
238 Valuation of Callable and Putable Bonds- 2.2 08:55
239 Valuation of Callable and Putable Bonds- 2.3 11:32
240 Valuation of Callable and Putable Bonds- 2.4 14:17
241 Interest Rate Risk of Bonds with Embedded Option 18:26
242 Measures of Credit Risk and Traditional Credit Models- 1 17:51
243 Measures of Credit Risk and Traditional Credit Models- 2 10:24
244 Structural Models- 1 21:33
245 Structural Models- 2 26:22
246 Reduced Form Models 13:10
247 Term Structure of Credit Spreads 11:01
248 Credit Analysis of ABS 01:54
249 Basic Definitions and Concepts 42:42
250 Basics of Valuation and Pricing 19:50
251 Applications of CDS 20:27
XIV
Study Session 14:Derivative Investment (Readings 40-42)
252 Pricing and Valuation of Forward and Futures Contracts- 1 19:25
253 Pricing and Valuation of Forward and Futures Contracts-2 39:01
254 Pricing and Valuation of Forward and Futures Contracts-3 17:36
255 Pricing and Valuation of Forward and Futures Contracts- 4 15:01
256 Pricing and Valuation of Forward and Futures Contracts- 6 06:52
257 Pricing and Valuation of Swap Contracts- 1 18:16
258 Pricing and Valuation of Swap Contracts- 2 14:44
259 Pricing and Valuation of Swap Contracts- 3 23:57
260 The One Period Binomial Model 28:08
261 The Two Period Binomial Model 22:00
262 Interest Rate Options 08:13
263 The Black Scholes Merton Model- 1 24:01
264 The Black Scholes Merton Model- 2 19:14
265 The Black Model-1 29:18
266 The Black Model- 2 00:11
267 Option Greeks and Implied Volatility 1 29:48
268 Option Greeks and Implied Volatility 2 11:04
269 Option Greeks and Implied Volatility 3 05:23
270 Option Greeks and Implied Volatility 4 09:06
271 Changing Risk Exposure with Swaps, Futures and Forwards 26:05
272 Covered Calls, Protective Puts and Collars-1 19:23
273 Covered Calls, Protective Puts and Collars-2 11:01
274 Bull, Bear, Calendar Spreads and Straddles 27:29
XV
Study Session 15:Alternative Investments (Readings 43-46)
275 Real Estate - Recap Level I 24:50
276 Basic Forms and Characteristics, Private Market Real Estate Equity Investments- 1 10:21
277 Basic Forms and Characteristics, Private Market Real Estate Equity Investments- 2 07:05
278 Types of Commercial Real Estate and An Introduction to Valuation 14:03
279 An Income Approach to Valuation- 1 21:08
280 An Income Approach to Valuation- 2 29:34
281 The Cost Approach- 1 19:19
282 The Cost Approach- 2 12:09
283 Due Diligence in Private Real Estate Investments 19:53
284 Types of Publicly Traded Real Estate Securities-1 17:35
285 Types of Publicly Traded Real Estate Securities- 3 02:00
286 Valuation 09:25
287 Private Equity (Warm Up) 43:17
288 Commodity (Recap) 29:19
289 Commodity Sectors 19:24
290 Commodity Futures Markets and Participants 15:38
291 Spot and Futures Pricing 06:29
292 Three Theories of Futures Returns 15:01
293 Components of Futures Returns 12:17
294 Commodity Swaps 20:11
295 Commodity Indexes 07:04
XVI
Study Session 16:Portfolio Management (Readings 47-49)
296 The Portfolio Management Process and Investment Policy Statement-1 29:14
297 The Portfolio Management Process and Investment Policy Statement- 2 32:45
298 The Portfolio Management Process and Investment Policy Statement- 3 23:19
299 Arbitrage Pricing Theory 12:58
300 Types of Multifactor Models- 1 11:53
301 Types of Multifactor Models- 2 06:58
302 Selected Applications 21:39
303 Value At Risk-1 24:15
304 Value At Risk- 2 17:30
305 Other Risk Measures 11:50
306 Risk Management Applications 19:14
307 Using Constraints to Manage Market Risk 10:01
XVII
Study Session 17:Portfolio Management (Readings 50-52)
308 Discount Rate on Real Risk Free Bond 11:52
309 Discount Rate on Real Risk Free Bond- 2 10:10
310 The Yield Curve and The Business Cycle 13:10
311 Credit Premiums and the Business Cycle 04:52
312 Equities and the Equity Risk Premium 11:32
313 Commercial Real Estate 05:15
314 Active Management and Value Added, and Comparing Risk and Return - 1 23:55
315 Active Management and Value Added, and Comparing Risk and Return - 2 41:55
316 The Fundamental Law - 1 13:19
317 The Fundamental Law - 2 16:13
318 The Fundamental Law - 3 16:11
319 Applications of the Fundamental Law and Practical Limitations 15:14
320 Execution Algorithms and High-Frequency Trading 12:14
321 Growth of Algorithmic and High-Frequency Trading 06:19
322 Risk Management and Regulatory Oversight 00:11
323 Market Impacts of Algorithmic and High-Frequency Trading 04:05

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