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I just started a my career. I was thinking of either doing the CFA or CPEP. It’s quite a lot work but if it’s worth it and actually gives me an edge I’m willing to do it. Which one is better for a career in PE.

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what’s CPEP?

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Also never heard of cpep till this post, though not in PE. If pe guys are saying cpep and that’s what you want, go cpep. Everywhere else, cfa. Most for foot in the door, though am friends with a lot of tech guys who have dealt with vc, pe, and ibd up to major ipo. Everyone mentions cfa. Brand recognition.

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The value of CFA has diminished so much over the past few years…

CFA is still the mindshare standard. More so if you combine this with a in-practice finance CV. I can’t recall ever seeing anyone put CPEP on their CV

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CFA is absolutely not worth the time if goal is PE

CPEP >>>>>> CFA

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