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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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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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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. 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 income, asset management, equity research, trading, investment …

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Does CFA Help? Maybe, But It’s Not a Golden Ticket to Jobs

The CFA charter is a great career enhancer in the right industries, and when utilized to its full potential. Although it is challenging to attain, if you are well prepared with a good study plan, it is perfectly possible and will significantly boost your career. That said, does CFA help you get you a job or guarantee one? …

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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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Financial Modeling: Top Courses & Jobs For Finance Professionals

Financial modeling is a critical skill used by people in a range of analytical and planning roles, and plays a key role in the decision making process, especially in almost every financial career path.  So let’s explore what makes it so important, and see how it is used to help professionals make informed decisions. We’ll …

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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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CFFP’s Masters in Financial Analysis (MSFA): Our In-Depth Guide

The recent pandemic has given us all the appreciation of working flexibly whilst still maintaining productivity and a good work life balance. This trend is prevalent in the professional education sector too. The College for Financial Planning (CFFP) – a Kaplan company – offers two online Master’s degree programs to address this demand. In particular, …

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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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Corporate Finance Career Path: Roles, Salaries & Progression

There is a broad range of career options in financial services. While routes like investment banking or working at a hedge fund certainly have their appeal, one of the most popular and perhaps broad reaching paths is to enter the world of corporate finance. But what is corporate finance? Is it a good career path …

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