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I enrolled into the CFA program recently and I am going through the different topics.

Some of them are quite basic, and sometimes a matter of convention, however, I was wondering if questions about the CFA material were on-topic, as this exam is for financial professionals?

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There are some items that quants might like, like securities valuation and portfolio construction. However, the material is pretty basic, as you've noticed. There's AnalystForum if you want a site dedicated to the CFA. They are to the CFA what QuantNet is to the MFE.

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    $\begingroup$ Even in the quant part there is some content that might be interesting I believe... $\endgroup$ – SRKX Jan 7 '12 at 21:30
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My understanding was that, especially now, we are looking for high quality quantitative questions. As far as I sympathize with you (currently enrolled for level III in June), I think that CFA is rather weak on the quantitative side, so not a lot of material is going to be really suitable for this site. The FRM/PRM curriculum seems more interesting as far as quantitative material is concerned.

Nevertheless, if you encounter some interesting questions on the way - don't hesitate to put it here. I suppose everyone would be happy to see it. However, I think belonging to the CFA curriculum shouldn't be a reason per se. Normal rules should apply (quantitative, adequate level).

For some easier questions and more exam targeted approach you should indeed check out the AnalystForum. I know a lot of guys are using it for exam preparation.

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I absolutely think that it is on topic. The CFA is a professional certification, so almost by definition it contains material needed by someone working within the site's field.

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There are bits of the CFA curriculum that are quanty - Fixed Income Portfolio Management (hedging interest rate risk, OAS pricing, etc.), Quantitative Methods, Derivatives and Swap pricing, and Equity Portfolio Management (Return/Risk attribution).

I'd say that as long as the question meets the criteria on the FAQ then go for it.

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