Studying for the exam

The Official Training Manual (OTM), published by CFA UK, contains essential reading for those seeking success in the IMC exam and provides broad coverage of the syllabus.

The 14th edition OTM covers examinations taken from 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017. Candidates sitting the IMC exams after 1 December 2017 should purchase the 15th edition when available in November 2017, please email if you have any queries.

The OTM includes:

  • Broad coverage of the syllabus
  • Worked examples and calculations
  • Self-assessment questions
  • One mock examination

Please note that the results of the EU Referendum will have no impact on the current IMC syllabus.


Over the bank holiday period, our office will be closed from 17:30 on Friday 26th May 2017 until 09:30 Tuesday 30th May 2017.

Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday 30th May 2017: 09:30 to 17:30.

Orders placed from 09:00am on Wednesday 24th May 2017 will be despatched on Wednesday 31st May 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


IMC OTM Issue 14 Volume 1

14th edition – Volume 1: Investment Environment £90

Buy volume 1 Buy volumes 1 and 2 and save £20
OTM IMC Issue 14 Volume 2

14th edition – Volume 2: Investment Practice £95

Buy volume 2 Buy volumes 1 and 2 and save £20

Training providers 

A number of training providers are recognised by CFA UK to offer tuition and study support on the IMC. These are listed below.

Please note that CFA UK does not currently operate a formal endorsement process.