Kaplan Schweser and NYSSA Form Alliance for CFA® Exam Prep

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 8:02 am CDT



Exam preparation for CFA exam candidates in greater New York City just got better.

LA CROSSE, Wis. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kaplan Schweser and the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) announced an alliance today that brings the global leader in CFA® exam prep and one of the largest CFA societies in the world together in a joint effort to provide exam preparation for CFA exam candidates in greater New York City.

As part of the alliance, the two organizations will coordinate and co-brand their live classes in New York City, blending the unique class offering of NYSSA with Schweser’s popular exam prep classes and materials. In addition to the live classes, the two organizations will also collaborate on a 16-week live online class beginning in October. The interactive learning experience will leverage the strengths of each organization’s instructors, and allow CFA candidates to begin instructor-led exam prep three months earlier in the exam season than ever before.

“We’re proud to be aligned with NYSSA to support candidate success in New York City,” said Dr. Andrew Temte, CFA, President of Kaplan Professional Education. “It’s a natural fit with our heritage, as Kaplan was founded in New York and NYSSA is a leading forum for the investment management community.”

According to Temte, the two organizations will coordinate their sales and marketing efforts, and expect the cooperative effort to lead to additional educational collaboration in the future to provide courses from other Kaplan exam prep and professional development catalogs.

“Blending the knowledge, skills, and power of two of the most reputable leaders in CFA exam prep will benefit our membership, and the broader candidate community as well,” said Daniel Dagen, CFA, CEO of NYSSA. “This alliance will have a strong positive impact on the exam prep process, and will lead to more confident, well-prepared candidates overall.”

About Kaplan Schweser

Kaplan Schweser is a recognized leader in providing exam prep materials and instruction for the CFA, CAIA, and FRM examinations. Dr. Carl Schweser, CFA and Dr. Andrew Temte, CFA founded Schweser Study Program in 1990. The company grew to a recognized market leader through the 90s, and was acquired by Kaplan in 1999. Kaplan Schweser has continued on its founding mission to help professionals earn life-changing professional designations. Learn more at www.schweser.com.

Kaplan Schweser is part of Kaplan, Inc., which serves over 1.2 million students globally each year through its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, university preparation, and K-12 offerings to individuals, institutions, and businesses. Kaplan has operations in over 30 countries, employs more than 19,000 full- and part-time professionals, and maintains relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges, and universities, and over 2,600 corporations and businesses. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and its largest division. For more information, please visit www.Kaplan.com.


With a membership of nearly 9,000, NYSSA is one of the largest CFA® societies globally and a founding member of CFA Institute. Founded in 1937 by value investing pioneer Benjamin Graham, NYSSA is a leading forum for the financial services industry and a provider of professional education and career development. In addition to delivering more than 200 events annually for its members, investment professionals and the general public, NYSSA prepares hundreds of candidates to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. NYSSA is committed to promoting best practices and the highest ethical standards in finance. Visit  www.nyssa.org  for more information.


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