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 certified financial planner guide

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 after mba

Why Pursuing CFA After MBA Is A Better Idea

I recently graduated this past spring with my Masters in Business Administration. Finance classes were by and far my favorite, and after gaining work experience as an intern in investor relations, I flirted with the idea of obtaining CFA after MBA graduation. The CFA society of my region spoke to my class the first semester …

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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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cfa vs caia comparison

CFA vs CAIA: Which Is Superior? Or Do Both?

CFA and CAIA designations can appear very similar at first sight, as they both target investment and financial professionals. However, there are differences in global recognition, breadth and depth of topics studied, career focus and exam difficulty. They could even be a complementary set of finance certifications to go for, depending on career goals. For …

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4 Powerful Tips For Your Career Progression 2

4 Powerful Tips For Your Career Progression

Are you looking to move ahead in your career? Whether it’s because you’ve learnt all you can from your job, looking for more money, or simply looking for a change in environment, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of finance professionals change jobs every year, striving to improve their career progression. In this article, we …

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cfa vs frm

CFA vs FRM: Which is better for me?

Finance certifications such as CFA and FRM are a cost effective way (compared to an MBA) to give your finance career a boost. We do receive a lot of questions from our readers trying to understand the core differences between them in deciding whether to pursue CFA or FRM. Hence, for those still on the …

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