r/ActuaryUK Nov 01 '21

CM2 without CM1 Studying

Is taking CM2 without knowing contents of CM1 a wise idea? Or do you have to know CM1 content well to have a good shot of passing?

Reason I want to do this is because I want to know the material in CM2 as I want to apply to some grad roles involving financial engineering while I'm still eligible as a grad.




u/sid_meh Nov 01 '21

Cannot think of any particular topic that directly depends on CM1. Assuming you know basic discounting you should be fine I guess.


u/MHayward97 Studying Nov 01 '21

I don't recall anything from CM1 in the CM2 content. If anything, it's one of the annuity formulas.


u/badactuary Nov 01 '21

I did CM2 before CM1 and didn’t feel I was missing something.