Investment Banking Career Path: Roles, Progression & Salaries 1

Investment Banking Career Path: Roles, Progression & Salaries

Investment banking can be extremely rewarding as a career choice, both purely financial terms as well as professionally. Not only it pays well, it can also lead to some great exit opportunities as you progress in your career. That said, an investment banking career path can be demanding and often stressful, although a popular finance …

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accounting career path

Accounting Career Path: Roles, Salaries, Progression

There are at least 3 million professional accountants around the world. This isn’t surprising considering how vital the accounting industry is to our society, from small businesses, large corporations and even governmental organizations. If you’re interested in pursuing accounting as a career, you’ll find a broad range of opportunities. From working for one of the …

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CFP Exam: How to Become a Certified Financial Planner

If you’re considering a career in finance, financial planning may be an ideal career path as it offers a great work life balance, decent salary with interesting, client-focused analytical work. It’s a big growth area too, with global demand for financial planning expected to grow faster than average in the next 5 years. In essence, …

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cfa vs cfp

CFA vs CFP: Which is better for me?

If you have an inkling of which finance career you’re interested in pursuing, it is definitely worth studying for a specialized, globally recognized finance certification to help you secure that desired career path. CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CFP (Certified Financial Planner) certifications definitely fit the criteria: highly specialized in their respective field yet still …

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CFA Professional Conduct Investigation: A Clear Guide

As a CFA candidate, you may have heard occasional horror stories about some candidates being subjected to CFA Professional Conduct investigations due to a misconduct (perceived or actual). To help alleviate your concerns, this article explains: what CFA Institute’s Professional Conduct Program (PCP) is about; how a disciplinary process works; what to do if you’re …

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Plan Your CFA Registration With Our Handy Journey Planner

After a year of computer-based testing (CBT), CFA Institute recently announced yet another change to the exam windows for 2022-2023 CFA exams. For those considering the CFA exams: How do these changes impact the speed of your path to CFA charter? What are the differences between the various CFA registration options? ​How does that route …

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CFA Pass Rates: How Hard Are The CFA Exams?

[Updated for the Feb ’22 CFA exams] CFA pass rates are a factor in most candidates’ consideration on whether to sign up for the CFA exams. If pass rates are too high, it lacks prestigiousness. If it is too low, it is too difficult and may not be worth the effort. Tricky, eh? Often branded …

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CFA Level 1 Quantitative Methods: Our Cheat Sheet

Note: this cheat sheet is updated for the latest 2022’s curriculum. CFA exams are tough, we get it. We have gone through them ourselves. That’s why we created our Cheat Sheets to help your review sessions and refresh your memory on important CFA Level 1 concepts.☕ Each of our Cheat Sheet article focuses on one …

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CAIA Pass Rates: How Difficult Are CAIA Exams?

Are you considering CAIA certification? We often get asked how difficult the CAIA exams actually are. While CAIA pass rates and its historical trend is one way to judge this, it can be tricky to compare difficulty between designations such as CAIA vs. CFA as well. CAIA exams are tough in the sense that you’ll …

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