I’ve recently gained the CAIA Charter after passing the Level II exam this past September. My background is in Operations (10 years exp), having most recently worked as an Ops Specialist for a sovereign wealth fund and previously worked as a Trader Assistant and in MO Trade Support for large US Banks. Academics are pretty solid with a Masters in Economics from an Ivy League grad school (though this was gained 10 years ago).
I’m looking to move into a more front office oriented role (open to different areas such as Execution, Manager Selection, Research). What career opportunities have people found or how useful have people with the charter found the designation on their Resume with the technical skills gained? I’m fully aware that it’s tough to make the transition from Ops, but I’m keen to hear people’s opinions on my current situation. Is the move to FO possible?