Draghi’s Bazooka Is Not Enough

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On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 I published a piece in Business Insider arguing there is large segment of unpriced risk that only the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Geneva is able to see. My argument then was there is extraordinary stress in the currency swap lines extended by central banks to other central banks, both large…

The Top 5 Blogs for Current and Future CIA® Professionals

  Whether you are preparing for the Certified Internal Auditor ® (CIA) exam or are working as an internal auditor, it helps to keep pace with the industry’s best ideas and best practices. Fortunately, there’s some good reading online to keep you interested. Here are five blogs designed for current and future CIAs. 1.   Chambers…

Top Questions You Must Master to Pass the Level II CFA Exam

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To help you prepare for the rigors of exam day, Wiley has prepared a 6-page cheat sheet with step-by-step instructions for answering ten typical Level II exam questions including foreign exchange, investments in financial assets, binomial interest rate trees, full and partial goodwill methods, periodic pension cost and more! Which of the following is least…

PMP Quick Study: Project Risk and The Risk Register

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Making decisions in a situation of total certainty is a piece of cake. Unfortunately, project management can involve a lot of risk and uncertainty and very little cake. In Project Management, Risk is an uncertain event that, if it occurs has positive or negative effect on one or more project objectives. Managing risk is an…

10 Study Tips to Ace The CIA Exam

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Passing the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA) exam is no easy feat. While the Institute of Internal Auditors, the professional organization behind the designation, no longer reveals any official pass rate, it’s estimated that somewhere between 40 percent and 50 percent of people pass the CIA exam each year. Those who do pass on the first…

CMA vs. MBA: 5 Reasons The CMA May Make More Sense

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For many accounting professionals, there comes a time when they’ll be asked or ask themselves which credential is better: CMA or MBA? The answer, of course, depends on what you want for your career. However, pursuing CMA certification may be more beneficial than an MBA for a number of reasons … 

How To Master The Toughest Questions On The Level I CFA Exam

With the numerous topics covered on the CFA Exam, it can be difficult to prioritize where to focus your efforts. From net present value to internal rate of return, feeling overwhelmed with information is likely (and understandable!). To help prepare for the rigors of exam day, we’ve prepared a cheat sheet, which includes step-by-step instructions…

Top 10 Questions CPA Candidates Have Ahead Of The Exam

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We recently hosted a webinar on how to maximize your CPA Exam score (watch the recording for free here). Tons of people participated and there were some great questions asked of the host, Denise Probert, CPA, CGMA, Wiley’s Director of Curriculum for Accounting Exam Prep. Here are the top 10 questions CPA candidates have ahead of the exam–with Denise’s…