The CFA® Exam in 2019 will now include Fintech topics such as cryptocurrency and blockchain
CFA candidates who are looking forward to appearing for the 2019 CFA Program level I and II the CFA exams will discover a new technological addition to their CFA Program curriculum, under the category of “fintech”. This focuses on topics such as big data, cryptocurrencies and artificial intelligence that will provide an insight regarding the new ways technology has impacted the role of a financial analyst.
By including these themes in the CFA Program modules, the CFA Institute would like to ensure that finance professionals are exposed to the innovative world of technology-driven investment management. This extended scope of fintech, supplements the existing scope of algorithmic learning highlighted in the Level II CFA curriculum.
While the CFA Program modules have constantly included the critical quantitative strategies utilized for determining, valuation and related budgetary investigation, the extra scope of new advances will make the CFA Program more trend centric and reflect current patterns in the finance industry.
While the expression "fintech" is generally utilized to describe a wide range of points, the CFA Program fintech modules will highlight:
1. Investment methods:
Such as, big data, machine learning and AI (artificial intelligence) and how they can improve forecasting
2. Portfolio administration:
Includes the tasks related to automations and robo advising that previously needed input from analysts
3. Capital Markets:
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology that has recently become very popular
The expansion of these new points to the existing material of the CFA exam implies candidates need get ready for the CFA exam with the latest study materials.
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