Mercury launches classes for CFA Level 1 June 2015 examinations

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The constantly developing business scenario has created a demand for experts in the field of finance. This ever-changing scenario also means new ways and means for managing financial portfolios, which has created a niche that can be filled by a person specially trained to handle financial matters with all its ramifications. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential has become the most respected and recognised investment designation in the world. The CFA qualification is known to provide a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. It is not merely considered an additional qualification but has been recognised as a specialisation that gives a person a distinct advantage over others in the field. Mercury Institute who has had great success with its CFA classes by gaining a 63% pass rate whilst the current global pass rate is at 42%, is now commencing  classes for the Level 1 of the June 2015 examination. Classes will commence in November 2014. Mercury possesses a team of exceptionally gifted lecturers who all come from a CFA background and are experienced personnel from the industry. The panel will contribute 220 hours of theory and also cover over 500 exam oriented questions via an 80 hour revision program. With Mercury’s size controlled  classes that  provide one-to-one learning programs for students, which in turn aids them in terms of receiving focused lecturer attention, their  teaching methods adopted includes a structured approach in gearing students for exam success such as, full coverage of syllabus, followed by revision at the end of each session. Mercury is also the only institute which provides the CFA calculator free of charge to all students upon enrolment and due to the complex nature of the financial calculator they even provide a special calculator session for all enrolments. Candidates who are undergraduates and graduates (BSc., BCom., BBA) and who are after CIMA, ACCA, CA, CMA, CIM and other fields such as IT and engineering are eligible to apply for the qualification. In addition, one could also have four years qualified professional work experience or have a combination of work and academic experience that totals four years. Mercury is also granting discounts for the winners of scholarships including scholarships being offered to preferred Sri Lankan university undergraduates. Upon passing Level I the candidates will attain the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform competently in positions such as Assistant Analyst; passing Level II indicate the candidate has attained the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform competently in positions such as Asset Valuation Assistant. Today, with the evident interest and the acceptance of the CFA qualification there has also been a significant benefit in terms of career growth and compensation for those who obtain it. Saubhagya Kothalawala, an Undergraduate University of Sri Jayewardenepura and also a Supply Chain Analyst at Brandix Apparel Ltd endorsed it by saying that, “The lecture series was well organised and the lecturers were very supportive. The program enhanced the knowledge while the study room facilities helped creating the exam mind set.” In addition, when you become a member of CFA Institute, you gain access to a global network of investment professionals, cutting-edge educational resources, and job opportunities from top financial firms. The CFA Institute membership in more than 100 countries can be seen as a microcosm of the global investment profession, with virtually every type of investment professional at every type of investment firm represented. Speaking of the program Thilina Ukwatta, Business Development Manager at Mercury Institute stated, “With Sri Lanka’s vision of being a financial hub in 2020, this will pave immense opportunities in the world of finance. In my view CFA qualification will gear finance professionals to exploit these opportunities and Mercury therefore welcomes you to be a part of this elite group.” For more information in gaining this prestigious qualification from the expertsand pioneers in the industry, contact