Just looking for some thought about this, too.
I have a co-worker who thinks writing the exams and earning the charter can increase investment performance. He says in practice charterholders understand risk better than noncharterholders and are more conservative in making investment decisions. Given nobody knows what the market is doing, making fewer uncalculated decisions and mistakes and in generally holding for a longer term horizon may produce better results, on average.
Clients still hate and complain about these charterholders though. Why? Because life. Nothing to do with the charter according to my co-worker.
He didn’t get his charter because obviously he’s unfit for the exam.