Varsity Tutors offers Actuarial Exam IFM courses to assist you in your test preparation. The Actuarial Exam IFM is a step that many people take on their path to becoming actuaries. An Actuarial Exam IFM course is an opportunity for you to prepare in a one-on-one environment with a skilled tutor. Actuarial Exam IFM courses can prepare you well for the content, help you with test-taking strategies, and develop your study skills.
Going through an Actuarial Exam IFM class will include developing an understanding of the sections of the exam. Below is a table displaying descriptions of various sections and learning objectives that are found in the Actuarial Exam IFM:
|LEARNING OBJECTIVES||Description||Percentage of Test|
|1. Topic: Mean-Variance Portfolio Theory||The assumptions of mean-variance theory and it's principal results.||(10-15%)|
|2. Topic: Asset Pricing Models||Multiple methods for the valuation of asset portfolios. Explain appropriate scenarios for each method.||(5-10%)|
|3. Topic: Market Efficiency and Behavioral Finance||The notion of efficient markets. Focused on market participants and why they might make irrational system errors resulting in market inefficiencies.||(5-10%)|
|4. Topic: Investment Risk and Project Analysis||Measure investment risk and analyzing the project via capital budgeting techniques||(10-15%)|
|5. Topic: Capital Structure||Capital structure considerations for new businesses||(10%)|
|6. Topic: Introductory Derivatives - Forwards and Futures||How to forward contracts and future contracts can be used in conjunction with underlying asset risk management context||(5-10%)|
|7. Topic: General Properties of Options||Call options and put options use with underlying asset in a risk management context.||(10-15%)|
|8. Topic: Binomial Pricing Models||Binomial trees. Approximating prices of European and American call and put options on different underlying assets.||(10%)|
|9. Topic: Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model||Using the Black-Scholes Formula to form prices of European call and put options for various underlying assets.||(10-15%)|
|10. Topic: Option Greeks and Risk Management||The importance of Option Greeks and risk management techniques. Specifically in forming hedged asset portfolios. This includes positions in both options and the underlying asset.||(5-10%)|
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