finance career quiz

Finance Career Quiz: Which Career Fits Your Skills & Personality?

The global financial services market is expected to grow from $22.5 trillion in 2021 to $28.5 trillion in 2025, recording a compound annual growth rate of 6%. To support this growth, the demand for highly-qualified finance professionals is expected to increase in the next 5 years. Interested in a career in finance, but unsure which …

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is an mba worth it

Is An MBA Worth It? Find Out With Our Free Tool

We talked about CFA vs MBA previously, but this is more fundamental. “Is an MBA worth it” is one of those classic questions that always end up with “it depends”.  I do get why lots of people say “it depends”, as the question is so broad and cannot be generalized for each person’s individual circumstances. But what …

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portfolio management career path

Portfolio Management Career Path: Roles, Salaries & Progression

Portfolio managers often have lucrative, challenging and diverse careers. They are not only responsible for institutional investment oversight, but are also frequently able to establish personal relationships with corporate clients.  So if you’re interested in a portfolio management career path, let’s take a look at what the role entails, how to get into the sector, …

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hedge fund career path

Hedge Fund Career Path: Roles, Salaries & Progression

With a reputation for offering some of the best salaries in the financial sector, a hedge fund career is one that’s coveted by many professionals. With opportunities for progression, that’s often a little more unstructured than some financial careers, it’s safe to say that talented individuals can build a rewarding career in hedge fund management.  …

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How to display CFA status on resume CV LinkedIn Business Cards

How To Properly Show CFA On Resume, LinkedIn & Business Cards

With 45% of candidates registering for CFA exams for career reasons, it is crucial to keep your “personal marketing materials” – such as CV/resume, LinkedIn, business cards and even email signature – up-to-date to reflect your latest accomplishments in the CFA Program.  However, did you know about CFA Institute’s strict guidelines on the CFA designation usage …

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wealth management career path

Wealth Management Career Path: Roles, Salary & Progression

Have you always been interested in providing others with sound financial advice? Do you enjoy identifying sound investment decisions to help grow a portfolio over the longer term? If so, your interest and personality may be a good fit for wealth management. With the share of wealth/retail client segments as a % of total asset …

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cfa vs mba

CFA vs MBA: Which Is Better for Your Career?

If you currently or aspire to work in finance, and have evaluated if MBA is worth it to you, a natural follow up comparison question could be: CFA vs MBA which is better for me? Like most comparisons, the answer is – it depends. Firstly, it’s not straightforward to compare a CFA charter and an MBA …

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CFA career paths job opportunities

CFA Careers: What Are Typical Job Opportunities for CFA Charterholders?

Did you know that 45% of CFA candidates pursue the charter for career-related reasons? But what are the typical Chartered Financial Analysts’ (CFA) careers? What can you do with a CFA charter? It is crucial to understand the potential job opportunities and flexibility that a CFA designation offers, and this applies regardless if you’re: considering …

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risk management career

Risk Management Career Path: Roles, Salary & Progression

What is risk management? In essence, risk management in finance is the practice of minimizing a firm’s downside exposure, through identifying, analyzing and managing acceptable levels of uncertainties in a firm’s day-to-day operations. With increasing global instability and uncertainty, risk managers are in high demand globally as corporations seek to differentiate themselves as long term …

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how to change careers

6 Clear Steps on How to Change Careers Successfully

The pandemic has prompted a career rethink for many of us, with 60% of UK workers planning a career change, a 7% increase from 2020. As we see in our forum discussions, there’s a diverse set of people from various backgrounds looking to make that career change into specific areas in finance. You are not alone. Whether it’s fixed …

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