UK CAIA - not sure if I can justify the cost 1650$ for real?

I’m a level 3 Cfa candidate also an ACA in the UK

was looking at smashing the Caia based on some spare time and I guess another challenger

is this really the price to pay for a qual which I probably won’t utilise 1650 dollars is about 1.3 k in gbp. Seeing as the Cfa probably costs 2k all in

im moving into m&a then I hope into venture capital/ startup business

M&A and VC are something that is covered quite a bit in the CAIA so it may be helpful. I do tend to agree that it isn’t cheap, but the depth of knowledge that you’ll get around the alternative side from an educational standpoint is definitely there.