Is the CAIA content worthwhile? Anyone take it and have any insights to offer on. Is the content provided in the education applicable info to their employment?

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From my limited exposure to it (have a CFA and worked at a >$20B AUM buy side shop), it's more niche but definitely has value to the right shop.

Yes, still worth it. This helps you learn a lot of things, especially because of the easily available resources to learn.

I’m taking it now - info is honestly fairly interesting. I have seen it help some friends esp in current market enviro ware a lot of firms are sizing up Alts. I know Nuveen and black rock both just brought on a staggering amt of people to alt desks

Also the time differential between CAIA and CFA is meaningful I think the avg person passes within 18m with CFA I think it’s more like 3y. On the other hand if you can get the CFA first you can skip part 1 of most designations making it easy to become alphabet soup if that’s a goal

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