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Any value to the CAIA?

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It’s marginally beneficial if you want to work at a fund of funds shop, but that’s about it. Go for the CFA.

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No caia is seen as complementary. I believe having the cfa grants you caia level 1 automatically...if youre trying to get onto an investment team at a fund shop then cfa > caia without question

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The what?

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Definitely start with cfa

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Big fund shops see it as a step below CFA, but still highly regarded

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Would both the CFA and CAIA be overkill?

What about for somebody looking to go PE -> L / S or activist? (I actually have a consulting background and didn’t live the day-to-day grind of banking for 2 years).

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