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CFA related part time work - Toronto

Hi everyone,

Just a little background: I am about to get promoted as an Assurance manager in one of the Big4 here in Toronto. I have my CPA, but during my undergrad studies I was fascinated by the working knowledge of equity and debt markets, so I went ahead and passed all my three CFA exams about 5 years ago. However, somehow I was never able to break into finance, or let’s just say I was too lazy since I had begun my career in assurance back then. I can’t apply for charter as I don’t have relevant work experience.

That being said, I now want to move slowly towards the finance side. I am looking for some part-time analyst role, over the weekend preferably, even if un-paid, so that I can gain some experience related to equity market, derivatives and portfolio management.

What’s the best way to do that? I know it might sound like a vague question but what type of work should I be looking at? And what skills I should be developing? Also, I doubt there is anything going on over the weekend, so how do I utilize this time? To summarize: I really want to put my CFA into use.

Any type of help/comment will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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