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VMC: On the Rise of CFA Candidates in Asia

The CFA program has long been viewed as an essential qualification for anyone hoping to enter the lucrative world of investment banking. First conceived in 1942, the CFA program is now one of the US’s most successful exports. And in Asia, the credential is becoming ever more highly prized.

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VMC: Mistake #8: Choosing an Unreasonable Cost of Equity

A very common error that I’ve seen made by analysts is discounting the future cash flows of a business at an unreasonable cost of equity (COE)—which is why it’s valuation mistake #8. Analysts are notorious for trying to manipulate their COE to get the outcome in valuation that they want.

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