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Hi, just recently joined and enjoying reading the forum content!

I was looking to do the FRM, then thought CFA (as it seemed slightly less quanty) My background is in derivative compliance within UK UCITS/AIF's, so maybe I feel my roots lie in risk.

My maths is poor, have not even attempted anything past a excel formula since higher maths 16 years ago!

I've read a few threads from those who were in a similar situation regarding maths skills and its encouraging to see it might not be as difficult as it seems..... Although, just looking at a formula makes me wince in pain, let alone trying to rearrange one.

So, does anyone have any experience of the IMC (Investment Management Certificate)? Would this be a nice precursor into the FRM? Apart from a few fitness & nutrition certs I've not done anything profession related so thought it might be a nice introduction back into study (~80 hours part 1 & ~120 hours part 2), before committing to a monster like the FRM, as well as getting me more familiar with the mathematics side of things.

With regards to study material - I quite like the look of the BT site, study plans and support, so choice made there! But, would the GARP materials add anything if I could get some used books from somewhere?

Sorry for the long ramble but would be nice to get some input.

Thanks,

Scott.

I was looking to do the FRM, then thought CFA (as it seemed slightly less quanty) My background is in derivative compliance within UK UCITS/AIF's, so maybe I feel my roots lie in risk.

My maths is poor, have not even attempted anything past a excel formula since higher maths 16 years ago!

I've read a few threads from those who were in a similar situation regarding maths skills and its encouraging to see it might not be as difficult as it seems..... Although, just looking at a formula makes me wince in pain, let alone trying to rearrange one.

So, does anyone have any experience of the IMC (Investment Management Certificate)? Would this be a nice precursor into the FRM? Apart from a few fitness & nutrition certs I've not done anything profession related so thought it might be a nice introduction back into study (~80 hours part 1 & ~120 hours part 2), before committing to a monster like the FRM, as well as getting me more familiar with the mathematics side of things.

With regards to study material - I quite like the look of the BT site, study plans and support, so choice made there! But, would the GARP materials add anything if I could get some used books from somewhere?

Sorry for the long ramble but would be nice to get some input.

Thanks,

Scott.

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