cfa LEVEL ONE Essay

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2013 Level I Mock Exam: Afternoon Session
The afternoon session of the 2013 Level I Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Mock Examination has 120 questions. To best simulate the exam day experience, candidates are advised to allocate an average of
1.5 minutes per question for a total of 180 minutes (3 hours) for this session of the exam.

Questions

Topic

Minutes

1–18

Ethical and Professional Standards

27

19–32

Quantitative Methods

21

33–44

Economics

18

45–68

Financial Statement Analysis

36

69–78

Corporate Finance

15

79–90

Equity Investments

18

91–96

Derivative Investments

9

97–108

Fixed Income Investments

18

109–114

Alternative Investments

9
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C. did not cite the actual source of the real estate study.

5. Tonya Tucker, CFA, is a financial analyst at Bowron Consolidated. Bowron has numerous subsidiaries and is actively involved in mergers and acquisitions to expand its businesses. Tucker analyzes a number of companies, including Hanchin Corporation. When Tucker speaks with the
CEO of Bowron, she indicates many of the companies she has looked at would be attractive acquisition targets for Bowron. After her discussion with the CEO, Tucker purchases 100,000 shares of Hanchin Corporation at $200 per share. Bowron does not have any pre-clearance procedures, so the next time she meets with the CEO, Tucker mentions she owns shares of
Hanchin. The CEO thanks her for this information but does not ask for any details. Two weeks later, Tucker sees a company-wide email from the CEO announcing Bowron’s acquisition of
Hanchin for $250 a share. In regard to her purchase of Hanchin stock, Tucker least likely violated the CFA Institute Standards of Professional Conduct concerning:
A. Loyalty.
B. Priority of Transactions.
C. Material Nonpublic Information.

6. When a client asks her how she makes investment decisions, Petra Vogler, CFA, tells the client she uses mosaic theory. According to Vogler, the theory involves analyzing public and nonmaterial nonpublic information, including the evaluation of statements made to her by company insiders in one-on-one meetings where

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