I undertook the CFA program to try to advance my career and successfully completed the program last year. I work in Middle Office at a hedge fund and figured that the CFA would certainly help me get into a trading or investment management type role but it hasn’t. The fact of the matter is that employers look for people who have practical experience in the roles they are hiring for and won’t give you a chance just because you have a CFA (unles you are really lucky I suppose). In all honesty I wish I had pursued an MBA.
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