I don’t work in finance. I work for an appraisal company, so our valuations support many asset-based loans, and I interact with lots of banks and private equity groups. My boss has the CFA designation, and he regularly attends CFA conferences to network with finance professionals.
I was thinking about dusting off my study hat and finishing off the designation to at least provide more credibility to my resume and interactions with others in the finance world.
I am 35 years old, and the last time I took L2 and passed was in 2009 or 2010. I never attempted L3 because my professional career was not going down the finance route, and studying for it sucks away your life. Needless to say, I’ve forgotten 90% of the material, especially with more of the technical details. I don’t think I can study properly for June 2019, but I can at least try it out and study when I can to test drive the exam. Then in 2020, go for it for real with 6 months of study.
My company hires lots of former finance professionals, and one interview candidate who passed all tests told me that I could study and pass L3 because the test content is different from all the rest. I’m just curious what you guys think. I haven’t signed into this forum for many years