Welcome to our CFA EduBlog:

The Learning and Knowledge Zone for CFA candidates in Mauritius

Hosted by Irshad JACKARIA 
(BCom [Hons], Dip INV, MSc, MCIPS, CFA)

CFA - A Difference that Matters™

LET US PLAY FINANCIAL FOOL !

Irshad JACKARIA

At Knowledge of the ART, we use the time that is reserved to play April Fool on the 1st day of this month, to reflect on whether we are being and/or have been a Financial Fool over the past year. The mistake that we often do is to confuse generic education and intelligence with financial education and intelligence. These are two separate and ...

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GREEK SALAD WITHOUT OLIVE - LESSONS FOR US AS MAURITIANS

Irshad JACKARIA

One year after the global financial crisis of September 2008, the Greek government announced that it had been understating its national deficit for several years. At that point in time, the tap of financing serving the Greeks were brutally shut, and the end of 2010, the country was at the doorstep of bankruptcy. Crying for help, Greece got 2 bailouts amounting to more than €240 billion from the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank. That came with a list of austerity measures that set the social landscape on fire. Today, in August 2015, the Greek have ...

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INVESTMENT BANKING A CONDUIT TO MORE SOPHISTICATED OPPORTUNITES !

Irshad JACKARIA

We are now living in a world of low interest rate. The bank rate, which is a weighted average of the offered rate on Treasury short term bills, medium term note and long term bonds in Mauritius, is actually at 2.48% at end of June 2015 (Bank of Mauritius: 27th Jun 2015). Some commercial banks have in the past few months decreased their Savings Rate (SR) and their Prime Lending Rate (PLR), notwithstanding the status quo in the repo rate, which has remained at 4.65% since the last change of 25 basis points (0.25%) reduction in June 2013...

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