CFA UK Certificate in Impact Investing

The CFA UK recently introduced its Certificate in Impact Investing (CFA IIC), a program designed for investment professionals seeking an entry point into the field of impact investing.

The CFA UK Certificate in Impact Investing is a self-paced course that recommends around 130 study hours. The syllabus covers various aspects of impact investing, including philosophy, strategy, implementation, asset classes, private and public market products, impact assessment, management, monitoring, and reporting.

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Check what’s included in the CFA UK Certificate in Impact Investing Study Material

The CFA UK Certificate in Impact Investing covers the following topics:

Introduction to Impact

Impact Investing, Sourcing and Due Diligence

Impact Investment Philosophy, Strategy & Implementation

Impact Measurement, Management and Reporting

Asset Classes in Public and Private Markets

Investor Contribution and Stewardship

Frequent Questions about the CFA UK Certificate in Impact Investing

1. What is the goal of the CFA UK Certificate in Impact Investing?

The goal is to educate and guide professionals to understand the effects of impact investing across the entire investment spectrum, integrating pertinent models and methodologies for managing, measuring, and reporting impact.

2. What type of support does Alma Mundus provide?

Alma Mundus provides comprehensive support for Certificate in Impact Investing (CFA UK) candidates, including high-quality study materials crafted by impact investing experts, ensuring the most effective preparation. Additionally, our Pass Protection policy offers candidates unlimited access to our study resources until they successfully pass the exam, demonstrating our commitment to their success. We also provide unlimited support for any questions candidates may have throughout their study journey, ensuring they receive the necessary guidance and support to achieve their goals.

3. What are the entry criteria?

There are no entry criteria. However, it is advised that candidates understand the investment process acquired through formal education or practical experience before embarking on this course of study.

4. Do I need other CFA certificates, degrees, or experience for the CFA UK Certificate in Impact Investing?

No. The program does not have specific entry requirements. Applicants are not obligated to hold previous CFA certifications, possess a particular degree, or meet a minimum threshold of work experience.

5. To whom is it directed?

Although crafted for investment professionals, this certification is appropriate for individuals engaged in various roles within front and back-office settings, such as wealth management, risk management, sales, distribution, product development, financial advisory services, and consultancy.

6. What is the cost, and what is included?

The registration cost of the certificate is £495. The certificate registration includes the following:

  • The Registration Fee
  • The Certificate in Impact Investing Training Manual in digital format; and
  • Access to the CFA UK Candidate Area

While registering for the course, you can include printed learning materials with your order. Should you wish to acquire physical study materials after completing your registration, they are available for purchase via the CFA UK Candidate Area at any time.

7. Are there specific / fixed dates defined by the CFA UK to do the Certificate in Impact Investing exam?

No. Candidates can set their exam date, a notable benefit of this certification. Once registered, you will have 12 months to organize your study schedule and select the optimal time to sit for your exam. The only constraint candidates may encounter is the availability of exam slots on particular dates. It is recommended that candidates schedule their exams at least two to three weeks before their desired date to circumvent the possibility of exams being fully booked.

8. What is the timeline for doing my CFA UK Certificate in Impact Investing exam after registering?

Upon registration/payment, candidates have 12 months to do the exam.

9. What content does the Impact Investing certification cover?

The book comprises six chapters, with chapters 2, 3, and 5 being of particular significance due to their comprehensive coverage and the greater number of exam questions related to their content.

The exam is based on the book’s content, covering the topics below.

Topic Topic Name Question Allocation
1 Introduction to impact investing 4-8
2 Impact investment philosophy, strategy and implementation 14-18
3 Asset classes and products in private and public markets 8-12
4 Impact investing, sourcing and due diligence 4-8
5 Impact measurement, management, monitoring and reporting 16-20
6 Investor contribution and stewardship 2-6


10. What is the recommended study time for the CFA UK Certificate in Impact Investing?

The suggested study duration is approximately 130 hours, although this may vary based on an individual’s prior experience. This estimate encompasses structured coursework, independent study, and time spent on assessments.

11. How difficult is the CFA UK Certificate in Impact Investing Exam?

Comparing the Certificate in Impact Investing with other certifications, we can say that it is as tricky as the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and more accessible than the CFA 1.
Compared with the CFA 1, the CFA IIC certification requires less reading, and no calculations are needed to answer the 65 questions in the exam. However, it is essential to acknowledge that the CFA IIC certification still follows the CFA’s high standards; therefore, it requires a study plan, commitment, and practice.

12. What are the CFA IIC Pass Rate and Pass Mark?

To maintain uniformity in exam difficulty, CFA UK employs a standardized procedure. The CFA IIC’s passing threshold ranges from 60% to 70%. Accordingly, exams with more challenging questions will be assigned a lower passing score, while those with more straightforward questions will require a higher score to pass.
The Pass Rate is Between 65 and 80%.

13. What is the format of the CFA UK Certificate in Impact Investing exam?

The exam comprises 65 questions. It is built based on standard multiple-choice questions, and its completion time is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Every exam question is derived from the material presented in the CFA IIC book. Since the exam requires no computational answers, using calculators is not permitted.

For those who are native or fluent in English, time typically doesn’t pose a challenge during the exam. However, non-native speakers or those less proficient in English may find timing a constraint. To prepare effectively, candidates should focus on enhancing their ESG knowledge while honing their time management skills and stamina within an exam setting. One effective method is to practice with batches of 65 questions or take Mock Exams that simulate the actual exam conditions.

14. What study materials are available, and how do I prepare for the exam?

Upon registration, the candidates have access to the study materials provided by the CFA UK, which include:

  • The CFA IIC book in digital format (the book includes self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter)
  • One Mock Exam

15. Is it available worldwide? Is it available in my country?

The CFA UK is introducing CFA IIC Certification on a market-by-market basis. Candidates will need to check if their country is included.
Candidates have two options to do their exam:

16. When and how can I book my CFA UK Certificate in Impact Investing Exam?

Candidates can book their exams right after they receive their registration confirmation. As mentioned before, candidates have two options to do their exam:

  • In-person, through Person VUE testing centers, based on availability, every working day.
  • Remotely, through OnVue, remote-proctored exams are based on the “seats” available from Monday to Saturday.

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Alma Mundus is an organization focused on Sustainable Strategies and ESG and a major CFA Institute Prep Provider.

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Our Active Learning approach fosters candidates’ curiosity, commitment, and willingness to learn. We are here to answer all of your questions during your study journey. We are dedicated to providing the support and guidance necessary for your success.