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CAIA after CFA Level 3?

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      I’m wondering how many of us are thinking of going for CAIA after CFA L3 via the stackable pilot? I am interested and pretty sure I’ll do it if the stackable pilot is still there when I finish L3. But not sure how much motivation I’ll have after (if?) I finish the CFA program.

      Also, I’m also not sure why they still call it a stackable ‘pilot program’, given that it’s been around for a while…

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      My advice is that if you’re remotely interested, go for it right after you pass CFA Level 3. If you leave it you’ll get motivation inertia and never move onto CAIA after passing CFA…like me. 😅

      I am interested and I do think that CAIA would be a nice addition to my CV at this point, but it’s difficult to get moving the older I get and the further my study muscle memory fades.

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      after taking both Level III CFA and Level II CAIA, I have to say that the Level II CAIA made the Level III CFA look like a hot chocolate flourless molten lava cake!!!   As a comparison, I knew every single question on the Level III, but I have to say that at least 15% of the Level II CAIA questions threw my invisible curve balls, wow. I would need some sort of miracle to pass this baby! In conclusion, Level II CAIA was a beast, and I think CAIA designation should start getting some serious attention by the investment community.

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      Also, the stackable pilot is now the Stackable Credential Program, i.e. it’s now official and here to stay.

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      In a way, CFA and CAIA can be complementary in the sense that CFA gets you the global recognition and prestige in finance, but CAIA can further signal your alternatives investments expertise which is highly sought after in current market. About 1/3 of CAIA charterholders are also CFA charterholders.

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      If you had to choose one, it really depends on your preferred career route. CAIA seems to be the clear choice if you want to specialize in alternative investments sector. If you’re less sure but keen on a career in finance, perhaps CFA is a better choice for a broader finance base. insta save

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