A total of 159,889 candidates registered to sit for the exam’s three levels, an increase of 7.4 percent from a year earlier, according to a statement Thursday from the Charlottesville, Virginia-based CFA Institute. Asia accounted for 43 percent of registrants, with the Americas providing 35 percent and Europe, the Middle East and Africa 22 percent. Candidates take the test hoping the certification can lead to new jobs, higher salaries and a better understanding of markets. Typically, about 30,000 people who register don’t end up sitting for the exam. The first level is given in December and June; the final two are administered only in June. Average pass rates over the past 10 years have improved with each level: 39 percent, 44 percent and 53 percent. [Bloomberg]
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