I’ve completed L2 CFA and L2 FRM and I’m considering CAIA L1 after writing CFA L3 in June 2012. Does anyone have (or is completing) all 3 designations? With the competitve job market and a lack of actual financial analysis experience, I feel the need to obtain some more letters to seperate myself from the pack. Continue reading
More than 25 years ago Warren Buffett wrote an article about the investment performance of the disciples of Ben Graham and David Dodd. It is a timeless piece about value investing and having a disciplined investment methodology. Continue reading
I work in what you would call an alternative investment fund. I hope you understand I want to be vague about my profile as I’d rather not be identified.
I took the CAIA. Not because I needed it, but mainly because the senior partners / directors (or whatever you want to call the big cheese at my firm) all have it and were very, very insistent (in a kind of stupid and naive way, imho) that we underlings should have done it, too. I figured it couldn’t hurt, because it was - supposedly - relevant to my work and they were paying for it. Continue reading