Author Archives: TheFinanceNerd

OK, I got the CFA charter, what now?

As someone who got the CFA charter six years ago, I recall that when I was studying the curriculum, I came across a lot of advice on forums where discussions were centred around passing the exams but after passing my … Continue reading

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Level 2 of the CMA (Certified Member Analyst) Exam

On 6th June 2021, I sat level 2 of the CMA exam. For those of you who are not familiar with this exam, CMA which stands for Certified Member Analyst is a financial analyst exam administered by the Securities Analysts … Continue reading

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Exam Preparation Tips

Dear Reader, if you are reading these words, chances are that you have an important exam coming up and that you are looking for some helpful content online. Or maybe you are just looking for a good excuse to put … Continue reading

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What I blog about when blogging about blogging

Last month was TheFinanceNerd’s three year anniversary. The blog originally started as a way for me to share my thoughts and experiences about financial qualifications in the hope of providing useful information to people thinking of levelling up their skills. … Continue reading

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I tried Time-Boxing for 8 months, here’s what happened

Time-boxing has been one of those buzzwords that I have been hearing very often lately so I was very keen on giving it a go. For those of you who are not familiar with it, this is a technique for … Continue reading

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My experience with the Open University (OU), Part 1

If you are reading this post, chances are that you might be considering studying at the Open University (OU) and you are searching online for information to help you make your final decision. 6 months ago I was in your … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

It is very common to hear that public speaking ranks high among the list of things that we might fear. Some studies have also looked into claims about the fear of public speaking ranking above the fear of death[1]. The … Continue reading

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The World Quant University (WQU): Application and Overview

A free MSc in Financial Engineering sounds crazy but it looks like this is exactly what World Quant University seems to be doing. With an ethical goal of making education globally accessible to capable students, regardless of their financial situation, … Continue reading

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LSE Masters in Finance (full-time and part-time) Part 2: Year 1

Back in June, I wrote Part 1 of this post where I provided some introductory information regarding the course. Part 2 will focus more on the contents of the course along with some feedback regarding the difficulty and some tips … Continue reading

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Working with recruiters (as a candidate)

As a financial professional, you will reach that stage in your career where you start getting emails and calls from recruiters regarding new job opportunities. What do you do? How can you best maximise your interactions with recruiters to achieve … Continue reading

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