The CFA® Programme sets the global benchmark for investment, knowledge, standards and ethics. It is the ‘gold standard qualification’ for the investment industry. As of 2012 CFA® Program Institute includes over 110,000 members in more than 130 countries.

Passing the CFA® Program examination can aid in career advancement and it highlights to clients, employers and colleagues that the charter holder has mastered a broad range of investment topics and is committed to the highest ethical standards in the profession.

How do we achieve it?

  • High quality trainers: All tutors have extensive CFA® Program tutoring experience and investment banking applied knowledge.
  • Simplified Exam Preparation Guide, focused specifically on the exam topics: Our Exam Preparation Guide dissects complex financial concepts into simplified knowledge and effectively compliments the CFA® Programme curriculum.
  • Benchmark Exam Testing System: Tests and exercises in every class are specially designed to monitor your progress, and a mock exam at the end of your course prepares you for the exam day.
  • Free Career Development Programme: This is value addition for all our students. All our students receive a series of one-to-one sessions with senior investment bankers to help you develop your personal career strategy. We provide free CV reviews and arrange mock job interviews for all our participants.

Global Banking School offers 6-month Level I and year-long Level II and III full-time CFA® Program Exam Preparation courses. Nine month courses are run two days (15 hours of training) per week.

Level - I:

Topic Area Level I (%)
Ethical and Professional Standards (total) 15
Investment Tools (total) 50
Corporate Finance 8
Economics 10
Financial Reporting and Analysis 20
Quantitative Methods 12
Asset Classes (total) 30
Alternative Investments 3
Derivatives 5
Equity Investments 10
Fixed Income 12
Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning (total) 5
Total 100

Level - II:

Topic Area Level II (%)
Ethical and Professional Standards (total) 10
Investment Tools (total) 30-60
Corporate Finance 5-15
Economics 5-10
Financial Reporting and Analysis 15-25
Quantitative Methods 5-10
Asset Classes (total) 35-75
Alternative Investments 5-15
Derivatives 5-15
Equity Investments 20-30
Fixed Income 5-15
Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning (total) 5-15
Total 100

Level - III:

Topic Area Level III (%)
Ethical and Professional Standards (total) 10
Investment Tools (total) 0
Corporate Finance 0
Economics 0
Financial Reporting and Analysis 0
Quantitative Methods 0
Asset Classes (total) 35-45
Alternative Investments 5-15
Derivatives 5-15
Equity Investments 5-15
Fixed Income 10-20
Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning (total) 45-55
Total 100
Training Location: 116-119 Meridian Place Canary Wharf, London, E14 9FE
  • Duration: Level I – 6 months
    Level II – 6 months
    Level III – 6 months
  • Materials: Study + Revision Pack
    FREE Investment Banking Boot Camp (value of £1440) included in the package.
  • Awarding Body: CFA
  • Fees: Click here

Future Finance Student Loans

Future Finance an alternative source of financing for students*

The benefits of Future Finance are:
  • They offer loans to all students with a UK domiciled address, (assuming they meet appropriate credit checks, and are 18 or over) irrelevant to which level of study
  • Loans are offered from £2.5 -£40K, and can include living costs as well as tuition fees
  • Loans are repayable up to 10 years and three months after graduation
  • Students can apply for up to four payment breaks of 3 months each during the loan period
  • Representative 10.9% APR (variable)

* Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website Find out more


Please note that other sources of funding may be available.