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CFA career path structure

  • This topic has 3 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated Jul-17 by shelly.
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    • Thatch
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      Hello everyone

      I’m an economics major heading into my last year, and I’m trying to figure out the best course for my future career path.
      I recently discovered the CFA qualification and I’ve fallen in love with the idea of being an analyst, but I’m having trouble understanding the structure of the financial sector.
      I was wondering what intro position titles are so that I can figure out where to direct my job search, most of the openings I keep finding seem to be for those with work experience so I assume i’m searching the wrong thing, as well as what the differences are between the different branches in the indusrty; ex. Fixed income vs investment vs hedge fund

      I would appreciate it if anyone could point me in the right direction on where to find information on this kinda of thing.
      Thank you for your time

    • Sophie Macon
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      Hi @Thatch, welcome to 300HC 🙂

      Analyst can mean different things in different sub-sectors of finance. I assume you mean something in Asset Management or securities research?

      We have members here who work in asset management, investment banking, private equity, research, trading etc – so the world’s your oyster!

      Another thing I’d recommend is the Wall Street Oasis career guides, that’s pretty useful and up to date for interviews. Hope these help!

    • Thatch
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      Thank you for your help @Sophie
      I think asset management and securities are what I am trying to hone in on, I’ll take a look at the guide too 🙂

      I was also wondering if there are any courses I should take or skills that I should be developing, both for my career and the exam.

    • shelly
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      Hello,

      I am also curious as to which additional skills and expertise should i develop in order to improve my CV will also give me a competitive edge while looking for jobs

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