CFA® Level II

Level II is often seen as the toughest technical level of the CFA Program, however with a solid grounding from Level I this next step is immensely rewarding.

In this level you will start to see the “big picture”, with economics, portfolio management and accounting delving into the issues of international investing.

Much of Level II focuses on asset valuation: you will see fixed income and derivative models that look pretty complex, but are, in fact, highly logical when explained in the clear and intuitive Quartic style.

Quartic Standalone Options

We have made some of our most valuable study resources that are integrated into our full support packages available for purchase as standalone products.

Candidates studying on their own may find it useful to purchase a Mock Exam or enrol on one of our intensive Revision Courses to aid with their final exam preparation.

In addition, candidates may wish to purchase our graphic rich workbooks which make complex topics easier to grasp and provide an intuitive understanding of the curriculum not just pages of algebra to memorise.

Our Q-sheet, an essential revision tool, can be used as a quick reference sheet when tackling exam style questions.

For advice on your best study option contact us on +44 20 7776 7500 or email us at with any questions you may have and we will be happy to help you.

Quartic Online Course Options

The Quartic Online portal is your comprehensive online resource platform including:
Video Library
Calculator Tutorial
Question Banks
Progress Tests
Mock Exams
Progress Dashboard

We also offer the options of Live Education and Live Revision online workshops.
These are designed to be exam focussed, highly interactive and are capped at 20 participants to allow for high level individual support. We run multiple sessions throughout the day to enable access from every time zone. Please see your options below.

For advice on your best study option contact us on +44 20 7776 7500 or email us at with any questions you may have and we will be happy to help you.

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Quartic Classroom Course Options

Face-to-face class options are currently unavailable, please check our online classroom options.

The Quartic classroom option is available for our intensive Revision Course in combination with a package of full online learning materials and support. The classroom revision option allows for face-to-face interaction with your personal tutor. Please see you options below.

For advice on your best study option contact us on +44 20 7776 7500 or email us at with any questions you may have and we will be happy to help you.

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£1,625

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Level II is often seen as the toughest technical level of the CFA Program, however with a solid grounding from Level I this next step is immensely rewarding.

In this level you will start to see the “big picture”, with economics, portfolio management and accounting delving into the issues of international investing.

Much of Level II focuses on asset valuation: you will see fixed income and derivative models that look pretty complex, but are, in fact, highly logical when explained in the clear and intuitive Quartic style.

Quartic CFA® learning products

Quartic provides a wide range of learning tools for your CFA Program exams, using leading educational technology to provide comprehensive video libraries, question banks, live online workshops, progress tests and mocks plus all the faculty support you need to help you to prepare for these challenging exams.

Our learning tools are mostly located on the Quartic Online portal, with support from a set course workbooks, in print or e-book format. The e-book technology provides a unique freehand annotation capability, allowing you to sketch diagrams, write out formulae or pensively doodle during instructor-led or video sessions.

The videos and workshops are backed up with Q-banks containing thousands of CFA exam-style questions, each with fully worked or video solutions.

Our Summary Revision Notes and popular new Q SheetTM provide candidates with a summary of all key concepts, invaluable resources during the Revision phase.

Throughout the learning process our teaching faculty are on hand to provide CFA candidates with unlimited support direct from CFA charterholders – by phone, e-mail or Zoom.

Exams

The Level II exam is a computer-based test with two exam windows in each year. In 2021, these are May and August. The duration of the exam is approximately 4.5 hours, with up to 90 questions in item set format. The exam is split across two sessions and covers all ten topics.

There are test centres in more than 170 cities around the world: for further information see the CFA Institute website for details.

Curriculum

Level II builds on the foundations you have learnt at the previous level.

The focus now lies on asset valuation, as well as a deeper analysis of information you are provided with.

The topic areas remain the same as at Level I:

  • Ethical And Professional Standards
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economics
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Equity Investments
  • Fixed Income
  • Derivatives
  • Alternative Investments
  • Portfolio Management

Benefits

The benefits to continuing your progression through the CFA Program are potentially enormous. These include:

  • Gaining a deeper understanding of finance
  • Providing you with advanced financial analysis skills
  • Boosting your career prospects
  • Highlighting your commitment to high ethical standards
  • Being part of a globally recognised community of investment professionals
  • Providing networking opportunities through your local CFA society.

Prerequisites

In order to enrol for Level II you need to:

  • have passed Level I
  • hold a bachelor degree (or equivalent) if you were still in your final year when sitting Level I
  • be in possession of a valid international passport
  • sign the statement of professional conduct and pay exam fees to CFA Institute

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