Earlier this year, I debated between these three exams to tackle. I decided on CFA at the end because I feel it is the grandaddy of them all. Anybody here in portfolio management struggle with this decision?
To my understanding, CFA is the grandaddy. I work with about 50 PM’s at my current job. Almost all have CFA by their name. Some have CIMA. I have never seen anyone with CAIA by their name. Other letters I see frequently are JD, MBA, and CPA. A few CFPs. Hope that helps some.