Joseph Kalaydjian, CFA

The reason I chose FRI and the reason why I would recommend the institute to my friends and colleagues is because FRI has revealed leadership in assisting candidates in pursuing their dreams and reap the fruits of their hard work and dedication. The FRI experience is a very enriching one and has highly contributed to my success in achieving the CFA.

In my humble opinion, there are three main ingredients for FRI’s success:


I still remember my first lecture with Mr.Jad Doumith. The CFA is the Gold Standard in Finance he said as he was addressing a class of CFA candidates eager to know what they should expect. Jad illustrated it so well since the first lecture that it kept our momentum going all along. The CFA journey is not an easy one. Candidates have the tendency to give up not because they lack the skill or knowledge but because somewhere along the way they lose steam and lose the momentum they have started with. FRI someway makes sure that the candidates never lose their drive. They kept us motivated and that motivation helped us endure all the obstacles until we reached our final destination. 

Instructors at FRI cover all the material thoroughly while emphasizing on the big picture and teaching you how to think. 

Follow up
FRI makes you feel that you are not alone. They interfere in the tiniest detail to make sure you are on the right track. They are always there to hear you out and provide solutions to your problems. Even if you do not approach them, they always take the initiative to follow up on your work and progress and make sure you have everything right. 

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs.
At FRI they love what they do and they they definitely do a great work!

Senior Trader at BBAC s.a.l

CFA Levels Passed with FRI: Levels II and III