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How do people feel about getting a CFA? How does it compare to an MBA?

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Depends what you're going for.

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CFA is not at all easier. It takes longer than an MBA as well. But I agree it is more specific compared to an MBA

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No one fails out of a top MBA program. If you get accepted, you're getting a degree. Given only 10% of CFA candidates pass all three exams on their first try...yeah...CFA is much, much harder.

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CFA is easier and cheaper, MBA is way more versatile if you want to change industries. JPM has panels about it for analysts and associates, i would see if your company has the same thing maybe

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^never heard of such a panel. id love to go to the next one

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Age old question. Better to have CFA if you want to move around the HF world.

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CFA adds credibility but is a longer term investment. Is a great backup if what you are doing doesn't work out (trading), but is worthless for trading. I didn't apply for 4 months after I passed lvl 3 because it literally means 0 in niche. That being said, very valuable as a research analyst, economist/strategist.

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