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How old are our CFA Charterholders / Wannabes?

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    • Maverick
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      We all like stats, so it’s time for another poll on here to see where we sit in the age distribution of things.
      Some might think it’s rude to ask people their ages, but a stat is a stat, and the UK bureau of statistics don’t seem to mind asking us how old we were when made just about any conscious decision, so here goes…

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      It’s not rude @Maverickβ€Œ, but an anon poll might help response rates πŸ™‚

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      True m’dear. If nobody replies then I’ll have to get admin to delete this one in favour or making it anonymous. I can’t edit it now.

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      I’d say most people are in pre-30 bracket. For level 1, I think a majority of people were 1st/2nd year analysts.

      After my level 1 exam, I was talking to a cute asian girl who sat in front of me. When she found out I was still in college, she completely lost all interest in getting drinks afterwards…

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      We will be killing it, when we are 30! πŸ™‚ 

    • PaulAdaptPrep
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      I can’t answer since less than 20 is not an option πŸ˜‰

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      Whoa, lots of young ones. @paulpassedtenseβ€Œ you’re a teenager?!

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      Gotta pay the cost to be the boss.

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      This seems like an accurate distribution based on my exam experiences. If only you couldve polled me a few months back so I couldve been in a lower age bracket! I’d also be interested in knowing if people are currently in a job that requires the CFA or using the designation to get a (better/new) job.

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      @fabianβ€Œ Just a joke. Although I would be impressed if we have some teenagers taking the CFA.

      Ben, one of the question writers for Adapt on our team, starting taking the actuarial exams at 15… and passed every one. He was the youngest person to become an FSA. Doing the CFA exams was then a breeze for him.

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      feeling old…be interesting to see pass rates based on age. I’d assume the older crowd would have a higher pass rate overall, theoretically having more experience. More pressure to pass when you start late, can’t afford to waste a year of life! For me its in and out in 18 months or bust! These “young bucks” have nothin but time!

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      @WesMantoothβ€Œ interesting comment. I’m not sure if I want to know beforehand if my age bracket has a lower or higher pass rate though. Is that practically useful?

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      @fabian taken in isolation, like any other statistic, it is most certainly not practically useful. I think it would be interesting to know though.

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      I’d assume the older group would have a harder time. I’m fresh out of school so studying isn’t anything new and I don’t have to worry about family obligations. Regardless its all about putting in work.

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      @fabianβ€Œ Just a joke. Although I would be impressed if we have some teenagers taking the CFA.

      Ben, one of the question writers for Adapt on our team, starting taking the actuarial exams at 15… and passed every one. He was the youngest person to become an FSA. Doing the CFA exams was then a breeze for him.

      Ahhhhh, Paul! You promised not to let anyone know my real name. You’ve blown my cover now πŸ™‚

      Just for the record. Bloody hell! Taking Actuarial Exams at the age of 15? That’s mega. The lad must have an IQ that’s through the roof.

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      @WesMantoothβ€Œ fair enough. Just not sure whether there is a causation link there…

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      I answered 31-35 but to be fair this question was posed on the day I turned 31. Literally one day earlier and I could have answered a different bucket truthfully πŸ˜‰ 

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      @Maverickβ€Œ 
      LOL. I don’t think I’ve heard anyone else use “that’s mega”. Well played.
      Awhile back I did some corporate training in St. Charles Illinois and there was a complex there called the MEGA CENTER. But to be honest, it really wasn’t that big of a building (not so mega). My coworkers and I thought it was hilarious and started saying everything was mega. I even had a T-Shirt made that said “MEGA” on it. 

      Just a note, Ben is the name of the guy on our team who took the actuarial exam at 15. So Ben, you blew your own cover  πŸ˜‰

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      Whoa! Looks like the 20-25 year olds are leading the pack! I honestly didn’t expect this outcome! Thought most of the test takes would be in their late 20s/early 30s! 

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      @Maverickβ€Œ 
      LOL. I don’t think I’ve heard anyone else use “that’s mega”. Well played.
      Awhile back I did some corporate training in St. Charles Illinois and there was a complex there called the MEGA CENTER. But to be honest, it really wasn’t that big of a building (not so mega). My coworkers and I thought it was hilarious and started saying everything was mega. I even had a T-Shirt made that said “MEGA” on it. 

      Just a note, Ben is the name of the guy on our team who took the actuarial exam at 15. So Ben, you blew your own cover  πŸ˜‰

      Damn, totally blew it. Stop employing people with the same name as me. I’m in my early 30’s now and easily confused.

      Why is it that when I read “well played”, I immediately got the image of king candy from Wreck It Ralph in my head?

      King Candy, feeling threatened as Ralph looms over him pulls a pair of glasses from his back pocket and slips them on.
      KC: “Now, Ralph. You wouldn’t hit a man with glasses would you?”
      Ralph removes King Candy’s glasses and breaks them over KC’s head.
      KC: “Hmmm… you hit a man, with glasses… Well played”.

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