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Introducing Wiley –Education Partner to CFA Institute Research Challenge and Benefits to Participants

posted Oct 13, 2015, 2:38 AM by Research Challenge India   [ updated Oct 21, 2015, 12:25 AM ]

We thank you again for supporting and taking part in the Annual CFA Institute Research Challenge. As you are aware, the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (A member Society of CFA Institute) conducts the Research Challenge in India, and works closely with partners to ensure you and your students receive additional value and benefits from taking part in the Research Challenge.

This year we are pleased to announce that Wiley (John Wiley & Sons) will be our Education Partner for the Research Challenge.

Link to resources has been shared with Participating Students : 

About Wiley

Wiley, established in 1807, has evolved into one of the world’s foremost knowledge companies. Wiley has leveraged the strength of their authors, content and visionary leadership, to develop a truly global footprint.

Wiley’s position as provider of complete knowledge & knowledge-enabled solutions in research, professional practice and education is most strikingly evident in the areas of finance, business and accounting. Wiley has seamlessly employed their domain expertise and access to leading authors and titles to develop the best in class Wiley EfficientLearning(WEL) platform. WEL provides a unique user experience for individuals and institutions pursuing or providing training in leading global professional qualifications such as CPA, CMA and CFA.

Supporting the CFA Institute, their university partners and their students

Wiley publishes the CFA Institute’s materials and continues to hold a long and unique relationship with them.This has extended to the internationally renowned CFA Institute Investment Series- geared toward industry practitioners and graduate level students.

As official Education Partners for the Research Challenge, Wiley will be providing exceptional support to your students, with

  1. Exclusive promotions on their globally renowned finance, accounting and business titles
  2. Prizes and gifts for the winning team of students, runners-up and participants – including access to Wiley’s CFA Exam Review courses
  3. Offers and support to other students at your Institution who may wish to pursue their CFA examinations or develop their finance knowledge further


- Wiley’s University Partnership Programme: supporting your students to become our successful Members

As your students are pursuing academic degrees from one of the most prestigious Institutions in India, they will be well equipped to pursue our CFA certification, to further provide them with a gold standard, global professional qualification to sit aside their robust academic degrees. To support this, Wiley would like to discuss with you how your institution and your students could benefit from Wiley’s unrivalled learning and education solutions.

Key Features

Wiley can provide a more effective and cost efficient learning solution to meet your students’ existing CFA® exam prep needs:    

  • Wiley’s courses have been designed to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of students like yours, who are pursuing highly demanding academic programmes– from weekly live online classes through to practice questions and printed study guides
  • Wiley’s platform will integratewith your existing Learning Management System should that be of interest
  • Wiley can also offer instructor tools for professors if your institution is interested in offering these courses in parallel to your degree courses
  • Unique exam planning options built into Wiley’s CFA® Exam Review will allow you and your students to set plans that facilitate their critical academic studies
  • Wiley’s CFA® Exam Review study materials cover all Learning Outcome Statements (LOS) on the CFA® Exam
  • Developed around 30-40 minute “bite-sized” lessons which assist students not only find the time to fit in a lesson more easily but also to retain that information

Further details on Wiley’s courses and materials, including study guides, are attached and can also be found on our website at  Wiley teams will of course appropriate packages and offers based on the Institutions’ and their students’ needs.

You may also be interested to note, that a well-respected, independent assessment conducted for the major CFA test preparation courses, scored Wiley’s CFA® Exam Review with the only 5 star rating, even though this was only based on of the most basic offerings from Wiley:

“WILEY CUSTOM SELECT” - Curriculum integration and support for your finance courses

Many universities around the world seek to benchmark their finance courses to the CFA examinations and thereby become CFA Recognised Universities. Wiley have been entrusted by a number of Institutions around the world to support the development and delivery of their finance courses. The Wiley team would again be keen to discuss with you how they can also support your finance courses.

Please visit Wiley's book "Showcase site":   This will allow you to browse every available product within the CFA Investment series. It is organized by topic to further facilitate your Institution’s teaching of the material.   If you are interested in teaching from the official curriculum, that’s where Wiley’s Custom Select would come in (also included as a feature box on the above site).

The Wiley team would be more than happy to provide desk copies of the Investment Series titles so you can evaluate the content. 

It’s worth reiterating that Wiley publishes the materials for the CFA institute and they provide many of the financial authors.  We are proud to have this association with Wiley both from a global level, and especially so for them being our official Education Partnerof this year’s Research Challenge in India.


Please be in touch with the Wiley team directly to take advantage of the unique support they can provide you and your students. Your Wiley contact would be Gaurav Tewari at They will be more than happy to provide complimentary access for your or your colleagues to evaluate their materials and courses.