CFA - what specific areas of finance is this best for? Currently in commercial banking (originations side of asset based loans) and CFA doest seem super relevant to this but wondering what doors it can help open

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I'm in commercial banking and have my CFA (I originally thought I wanted to do investment management). Definitely not relevant but it's still a widely recognized certification even in commercial banking and has undoubtedly helped me climb the ladder faster than I would have otherwise. All that said, I probably put in 1,000 study hours for the CFA so tough to say if it was truly worth it

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Capital market stuff. Definitely not relevant to CB.

Portfolio management, investment analysis

Investment management

If you’re in portfolio management or equity research than it’s worth it

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