CFA vs CPA_ Which Suits You Better

CFA vs CPA: Our Super Comparison Guide

There is understandably a lot of comparison and confusion between different financial qualifications. CFA vs CPA is no exception – they even sound similar! We have had chartered accountants share their CFA experiences before, but in this article we will specifically compare the CPA and CFA charter in all aspects: career paths, exam formats, exam …

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Why Getting Laid Off Was The Best Thing That Happened to My Career

Besides studying, career advice and experiences are also a very important part of exam candidates’ lives. Today, I wanted to share one of the most significant events in my career, and how this changed the entire course of what I ended up doing for a living.  I wanted to convey why I felt that getting …

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CFA ESG Certificate: Our Easy Guide 1

CFA ESG Certificate: Our Easy Guide

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues to the forefront of everyone’s minds. ESG matters. And investors and companies around the world are reacting fast to this current situation, pointing to a longer term demand for investment professionals with green finance and responsible investment knowledge. CFA Institute’s ESG Certificate may be a …

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frm vs prm comparison summary

FRM vs PRM: Which risk management certification is better?

Financial risk managers play an invaluable role in maintaining a company’s fiscal health by seeking to identify, analyze and address the risks associated with a company’s business operations. Today, the profession is highly valued, with median annual salaries of $128K in the US, going up to $200K+ for top 10% of risk management professionals. For …

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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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cfa vs mba

CFA vs MBA: Which Is Better for Your Career?

As we’ve covered the MBA subject by looking at CFA Program business schools, a natural follow up question would be: CFA vs MBA, which should I go for? Like most comparisons, the answer is – it depends. Firstly, it’s not straightforward to compare a CFA charter and an MBA – they’re fundamentally different creatures addressing different disciplines. …

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8 Effective Tips For Job Hunting During the Pandemic 2

8 Effective Tips For Job Hunting During the Pandemic

Hey 300H readers – I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. The COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing lockdown in various locations globally has certainly made job hunting trickier than it already is. If you are looking for a new job during this chaotic period, here’s a master guide on how to do …

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How to Get Into Asset Management: 7 Basic Skills You Need 3

How to Get Into Asset Management: 7 Basic Skills You Need

This article is an excerpt from the CFA Institute Career Guide, titled “How Will Future Professionals Land a Job in Investment Management?” Jobs in asset management are much sought after and hard to come by. With so many candidates pursue the relatively few openings, employers can afford to be choosy. To better understand how to get into asset …

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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 CFA vs FRM before making a decision. Hence, for those still on the fence, or …

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Best Finance Certifications: Our Top List 4

Best Finance Certifications: Our Top List

We’ve had interesting discussions about CFA vs. MBA before, and whether it’s a worthwhile investment. However, that’s not the only alternative qualifications many of us consider in our pursuit of career advancement. With the various professional qualifications available, it can be quite daunting at first when faced with so many unfamiliar acronyms.  In this article, I’ll demystify and compare …

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