Do You Really Need a CFA to Work in Asset Management?

Jun 10, 2016Interesting Articles

Below is an excerpt from a efinancialcareers article.  Find out what Deepali Vyas, the head of Global Markets Practice, Americas, at Heidrick & Struggles, has to say about taking the CFA exams and whether or not it is a deciding factor in securing a job in asset management.

It’s an accepted reality that gaining CFA charterholder status is absolutely key to managing money in the asset management sector. Most portfolio managers have the coveted ‘CFA’ after their name and getting through the 900 hours of study required to pass is seen as a badge of honor.


But is there any evidence that it will actually help you land an asset management job? Is it worth all the headaches, hard work and hassle?


Read the full article here

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