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06/24/2014

What Is CFA Good for?


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Aren't you glad that the June exams are over? 

It's normal to feel a sudden void in your life now, having a bucketload of spare time in your hands while waiting for the big results day. Somewhere along the way, you'd wonder whether the CFA journey is worthwhile, or why you even took it in the first place. Even if you're a potential December Level 1 candidate, this is certainly a question of utmost importance.

According to a CFA Institute survey, 37% of us took the CFA challenge for career development and advancement. Not surprising. But when deciding whether or not CFA is right for your career goals, a common question emerges: would CFA work for me?

A Quick Look into CFA Charterholders' Typical Roles and Employers

To answer this question, the first port of call is to have a quick look at what current charterholders are doing and their typical employers. Luckily CFAI has summarized these information in a 2011 survey.

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