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Which is a better career option, CFA or FRM? Is FRM harder than CFA?

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Both the courses have different purposes and they serve it really well.

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CFA is tougher in terms of no of hours you put in from day 1 level 1 to getting the charter.

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CFA is universally known as the most challenging and prestigious designation in finance (and far more comprehensive than FRM). I’ve never even met anyone with an FRM designation.... It all depends on career path though.

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